On 4 September 2018, the European Students’ Union was represented by Gohar Hovhannisyan -Executive Committee member of ESU- at the National Correspondents for Qualifications Frameworks (QF-EHEA) meeting at the Council of Europe (CoE) in Strasbourg.
The Commission and the European Training Foundation contributed to the meeting, where 37 countries and several stakeholder organisations were also present.
Recent developments in the Bologna Qualifications Framework were discussed from the national level perspective. A reflection on the Paris Communique and its reference to the inclusion of ECTS-based short cycle qualifications in the Qualifications Frameworks in the European Higher Education Area (QF-EHEA) was also a key topic of the meeting.
In addition, participants at the meeting introduced possible ways of including Competences for Democratic Culture in the National Qualification Frameworks (NQFs) and the need of mapping initiatives for a more comprehensive picture about short cycle qualifications around the EHEA.
For more information about EHEA, Qualification Frameworks and short cycle qualifications, have a look at the EHEA website.
Today at @coe @VantlandH talking about how Competences for Democratic Culture can be referenced in the #NQF in #EHEA countries. For us at @ESUtwt it is key for #democratic societies both through teaching about it, and also exercising it through democratic #student engagement. pic.twitter.com/6f3rtJCnGs
— Gohar Hovhannisyan (@go_go_gohar) September 4, 2018