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EQF-SPREAD. Proposals for the implementation and development of the Sectoral and National Qualifications Frameworks

EQF-Spread Project is an initiative promoted by the Training and Social Studies Institute-IFES (Spain) in the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Commission, project number 167277-LLP-1-2009-1-ES-KA1-KA1EQF, for period 2010 to 2012.

General aim of EQF-Spread is to propose, from the point of view of the labour market –represented by public administrations, social partners, training centres and companies- a specific methodology and a tool-set for the implementation and development of the EQF in the national and sectorial qualifications frameworks.

EQF-Spread is being developed in Bulgaria, Spain, Holland, Italy, Malta, Poland and the United Kingdom with the participation of the following organizations: Europroject (Bulgaria), IFES (Spain), D e p l a n n e n m a k e r s (Holland), CERES (Italy), Malta Qualifications Council (Malta), Procesy Inwestycyjne Sp. (Poland) and Konrad Associates International (United Kingdom).

The project has the support of technicians and experts in education and VET and qualifications from public administrations, training centers, consultants, companies, business organizations, trade unions and universities in each of the participating countries. The collaboration of these organizations is focused on providing information, receiving reports and validation of the results.

The following organizations collaborate in the project:

Public administration. National Institute of Qualifications, INCUAL (Spain), Working Group, Ministry of Education, Youth and Science. (Bulgaria), Public Administration for VET (Holland), Malta Qualifications Council, Commission for Employment and Skills (United Kingdom), Lantra Skill Council (United Kingdom).

Social partners. Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce, Polish Association of Trade Unions (Ogólnopolskie Porozumienie Związków Zawodowych), Integrated Center for Employment (Spain), Food Federation of UGT (Spain).

VET Centres. Institute for Structural Research (Poland), Integrated Vocational Education and Training Center of Cantabria, Construction Labour Foundation (FLC, Spain) and FOREX, training center for agricultural and forestry activities (Spain), Italian Federation of Aerobic and Fitness. Rome Institute of Arts and IT (Italy).

Universities: CIFO Group, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Applied Psichology department of the Universidad Complutense of Madrid, University of Rome La Sapienza y Guglielmo Marconi University (Italia), Federation of Doctors in Agriculture and Fishery (Italy).

Companies. Human Resources department of IBM (Italy), JobTiger Ltd (Holland), CleanTotaal (Holland), GMT (Holland).