European, Global and Intercultural Dimension in Curriculum Development
Partnerships and Networks
Albania receives financial assistance from the EU via IPA (Instrument for pre-Accession). IPA II provides budget support to help implement the Employment and Skills Strategy and Action Plan 2020. The related Sector Reform Contract contributes to the development and implementation of the AQF; performance indicators are formulated as follows:
End 2016, assessment by Q2 2017, revised AQF Law is adopted.
End 2017, assessment by Q2 2018, secondary legislation to implement the revised AQF Law is adopted, including the ones on Sector Skills Committees.
End 2018, assessment by Q2 2018, have more 20 VET courses based on new/revised and quality assured qualifications, compared to the baseline year (87 qualifications in 2014).
Albania has also adopted the RIGA 2015 conclusions on a new set of medium-term deliverables in the field of VET for the period 2015-2020 (Riga is a follow-up of the Bruges process). MTD 3 is related to the NQF: Enhance access to VET and qualifications for all through more flexible and permeable systems, notably by offering efficient and integrated guidance services and making available validation of non-formal and informal learning.