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National Europass Centre Slovenia

The purpose of the National Europass Centre Slovenia

The National Europass Centre Slovenia was set up at the initiative of the European Commission, in line with the Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on a single framework for the transparency of qualifications and competences (Europass), that was adopted by the European Parliament and the Council in December 2004. The aim of the initiative is to support recording of knowledge and competencies as well as promoting of international mobility.

Europass is the common name for the international system and documents for recording acquired knowledge and experience. Its aim is to enable an easier personal presentation to employers, educational and other institutions. All Europass documents are free of charge and available in all European languages.

The National Europass Centre Slovenia has been hosted by the National Institute of the Republic of Slovenia for Vocational Education and Training (CPI) since 2005.

Main tasks

National Europass Centre Slovenia spreads knowledge of the Europass system and connects stakeholders at the national and European level by providing efficient and user-friendly solutions.

Its main tasks:

  • Inform the general public about Europass tools and services;
  • Support sending partner institutions and individuals in issue of the Europass Mobility documents (for international learning and working experience);
  • Coordinate and support the issue of Europass Certificates Supplements (VET educational programs);
  • Inform on related content in the fields of education and work;
  • Participate in the European network of national Europass centres and other initiatives as well as cooperate with relevant national stakeholders;
  • Participate in the further development of the Europass initiative.
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ReferNet Slovenia

Purpose of the national coordination point and its link with the European Commission

ReferNet is a network of institutions set up by the European Center for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop) in 2002 to provide information on national VET systems and policies in the EU Member States, Iceland and Norway. With the information gathered, Cedefop supports the development of European vocational education and training policies and contributes to their implementation. It helps the European Commission, EU Member States and the social partners to develop suitable VET policies.

Tasks of the national coordination point

Among other things, ReferNet prepares extensive reports on vocational and technical education in the country (VET in Europe – Country report), short summaries of vocational and professional education for its country (Sportlight on VET) and thematic reports on selected current topics.

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EQAVET National Reference Point

Purpose of the national point and its connection with the European Commission:

The National Reference Point EQAVET NRP (National Reference Point) in Slovenia is part of the European network for QA in VET – EQAVET network, which involves the national reference points of all European Member States. The network goal is to develop a common European framework for quality assurance of Vocational Education and Training (VET), the so-called EQAVET framework. In the network, Member States exchange experiences and examples of good practice, support each other in the implementation of the EQAVET framework at the national level and develop support for VET providers through mutual cooperation.

Offer of services for VET providers:

EQAVET NRP in Slovenia seeks to provide effective support to VET providers through various organised activities with the purpose to:

  • facilitate the establishment of a quality assurance framework in their own organizations and to
  • enable their involvement into the community of practice at a national and international level.

This way VET providers could ensure long-term, systematic and sustainable development. The services EQAVET NRP organizes for VET providers in Slovenia are:

  • Training;
  • Providing manuals and leaflets with recommendations on the subject of quality assurance and development;
  • Presentations of examples of good practice;
  • Peer review on a national level;
  • Peer review on an international level;
  • Organisation of the annual national conference on quality in VET and
  • Website offering information, materials and useful links.