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European Commission state of art on quality assurance in higher education and VET

The European Commission has released a report on Progress in Quality Assurance in Higher Education and a report on the implementation of a 2009 Recommendation on a European Quality Assurance Reference Framework in VET (EQAVET) (see press release). The research led in the field of higher education recommends a deeper paradigm shift towards a genuine quality culture in the sector, so that quality assured qualification frameworks for lifelong learning reflecting more flexible learning pathways become a reality. In the field of VET, the Commission recommended to increase efforts in work-based learning and non-formal provision that are key in dual systems but have been to a lesser extent targeted by quality assurance measures than formal school-based provision.