On November 7-8, IN-QUAL partners met once again to wrap up the work done over the summer and plan the next steps.
IN-QUAL project aims to support entrepreneurship education providers in the implementation of quality assurance systems and to promote a EU-wide culture of quality inspired by the EQAVET standards.
Since the last meeting in June 2019, IN-QUAL partners have been hard at work to finalize the first result of the project: a three-part toolkit to support VET providers of entrepreneurship education in assessing and revising their quality assurance provisions.
The package includes:
- EU Baseline Report: an analysis of the status quo of quality assurance in entrepreneurship education across Europe with a focus on Belgium, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands and Portugal. The Report also includes insights from interviews conducted with VET providers and a collection of best practices and case studies.
- Common Reference Framework: a structured collection of resources meant to support Quality Managers to understand, plan, execute and monitor the quality assurance strategy of their organisation. Available soon!
- Guidelines: an accessible, hands-on guide that offers Quality Managers quick directions to revise and improve specific aspects of their quality assurance strategy. Available soon!
All of this will be reflected in an online training programme to be developed in the upcoming months: Quality Managers who log into the platform will receive a personalised recommendation on what modules of the training would best suit their needs (based on their level of experience and their availability in terms of time and resources). Each module can be completed online at one’s own pace and will offer Quality Managers easily implementable solutions to improve their quality assurance strategy.
After a productive meeting in the beautiful city of Rome, IN-QUAL partners are eager to move on to the next steps of the project and share their results.