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European Credit System for Vocational Education and Training (ECVET) Flyer . DG Education and Culture.

European Credit System VET (ECVET). Technical specifications (report of the credit transfer technical working group). EAC/A3/MAR. Brussel, 28/06/2005.

Get to know ECVET better. Questions and Answers . DG Education and Culture. Revised February 2011.

Necessary conditions for ECVET implementation . Cedefop. Luxembourg, 2012.

Vocational education and training at higher qualification levels . Research paper No 15. Cedefop. Luxembourg, 2011.

We have tried ECVET: Lessons from the first generation of ECVET pilot projects . Synthesis of results and project portraits. GHK Consulting for the final conference of the ECVET pilot projects 2008-2012. Brussels, February 2012.


The Bruges Communiqué on enhanced European Cooperation in Vocational Education and Training for the period 2011-2020 . Brussels, December 2010.

Declaration of the European Ministers of Vocational Education and Training, and the European Commission, convened in Copenhagen on 29 and 30 November 2002, on enhanced European cooperation in vocational education and training. The Copenhagen Declaration .

Draft Conclusions of the Council and of the representatives of the Governments of the Member States meeting within the Council on Common European Principles for the identification and validation of non-formal and informal learning . Brussels, 18 May 2004.

Draft Conclusions of the Council and the Representatives of the Governments of the Member States meeting within the Council on the Future priorities of enhanced European Cooperation in Vocational Education and Training (VET) (Review of the Council Resolution of 19 December 2002).Brussels, 29 October 2004. 

Recommendation of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 June 2009 on the establishment of a European Credit System for Vocational Education and Training (ECVET).

Commission staff working document. European Credit system for Vocational Education and Training (ECVET). A system for the transfer, accumulation and recognition of learning outcomes in Europe . Brussels, 31.10.2006.


Better Skills, Better Jobs, Better Lives: A Strategic Approach to Skills Policies. OECD Publishing. 2012.

Competences as the core element of the European Qualifications Framework . Bohlinger, Sandra. European journal of vocational training, No 42/43. 2007/3 – 2008/1.

Descriptors defining levels in the European Qualifications Framework (EQF). Recommendation of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2008 on the establishment of the European Qualifications Framework for lifelong learning, Annex II .

Development of national qualifications frameworks in Europe . Working paper No 12. Cedefop. Luxembourg, October 2011.

European Guidelines for validation of non-formal an informal learning. Cedefop. Luxembourg, 2009.

Glossary. Quality in education and training . Cedefop. Luxembourg, October 2011.
Glossary. Quality in education and training

The learning continuity: European inventory on validating non-formal and informal learning. National policies and practices in validating non-formal and informal learning. Bjørnåvold, Jens; Colardyn , Danielle. Cedefop Panorama series; 117. Luxembourg, 2005.

Methodological approaches to test the EQF descriptors on qualifications and curricula: Experiences drawn from LdV pilot projects . Psifidou, Irene. Cedefop. Thessaloniki, December 2010. 

Nuclear Education and Training: From Concern to Capability . OECD, Nuclear Energy Agency. 24 Apr 2012.

Revision of the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) . UNESCO. 5 September 2011.

Terminology of European education and training policy. A selection of 100 key terms . Cedefop. Luxembourg, 2008.

Typology of knowledge, skills and competences: clarification of the concept and prototype. Delamare - Le Deist, Françoise; Stringfellow, Emma; Winterton, Jonathan. Centre for European Research on Employment and Human Resources Groupe ESC Toulouse. Cedefop. 26 January 2005.

Using learning Outcomes . European Qualifications Framework Series: Note 4. Cedefop. Luxembourg, 2011.