Project title – Development of an Integrated National Qualifications System in Serbia
Duration of the project implementation: 2019 – 2021.
Donor: EU IPA14
Project objectives: “Development of an Integrated National Qualifications System in Serbia” Project provides support to the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development for the establishment or National Qualifications Framework which will contribute to matching the supply of education and training with the needs of the labour market. The Project supports work of newly established Qualifications Agency, development of the NQF Register, development of sector profiles and qualifications standard, as well as the development of a functional system for recognition of prior learning.
Project activities are divided into three segments (three Project results):
Activities under Result 1 are focused on the establishment of the NQF Register and institutionalisation of social partnerships. Activities also include support to the Qualification Agency and support to the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development for drafting regulations and required by-laws.
Through activities under Result 2, the support is provided for the development of sector profiles and qualifications standards, including support for the work of sector skill councils. The Project task is to develop a methodology that will enable the development of sector profiles in all sectors and to enable the Qualifications Agency and sector skill councils to apply this methodology. Project activities also focus on the development of Methodology for qualification standard development and linking qualifications with occupational standards.
Under Result 3 existing Concept of recognition of prior learning is analysed, and based on it, the system for recognition of prior learning will be piloted. Based on the results of the piloting, the Concept will be revised, and the Project will support the system in the establishment of quality assurance mechanisms in the process of recognition of prior learning.
The Project began operating in February 2019 and will continue, as planned, through February 2021. This timeframe should allow for essential and comprehensive systemic reforms to be implemented.