DVV International, in close cooperation with the Kosovo National Qualifications Authority (NQA), organized the first workshop dealing with the revision and completion of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) of the Republic of Kosovo. The revision and completion of the NQF is necessary, because the last publication of the NQF document was made in 2011, and since then the education system in Kosovo has undergone many changes in various sectors, new procedures and various documents influencing the qualification system have been developed, which should be reflected in the new NQF document. During 2019, DVV International will provide support to the NQA for the realization of the project in question, through the implementation of the activities specified below:
· Consultancy with a local expert to be involved in the revision of the NQF document, namely editing the document and maintaining coherence between the structure and content in this document;
· Organize three workshops in the country or in the region, including the core group of about 15 people, for the revision of the NQF, which will work closely with the experts engaged to update the new NQF document;
· Organize a Promotional Conference (for public presentation of the NQF document of international and regional character, and with the participation of all relevant stakeholders in the system of education and vocational training, adult education and higher education in Kosovo.
The outcome of the NQF revision process is the finalization of this document, which is designed and printed. The design of the new Kosovo Qualifications Framework will be relevant, modern, creative and user-friendly for the broader audience. The publication will be made in three languages (Albanian, English and Serbian) and will be funded by the NQA.
The National Qualifications Framework is an important component that aims to improve access to employment and further education, by ensuring that qualifications are in line with quality criteria, employment requirements and individual requirements.