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ECVET and Job Taxonomy


The European Credit System for Vocational Education and Training/ECVET is established as EU instrument in the Copenhagen Declaration in 2002, involving 33 European countries in its implementation. Its aim is to face the challenges, opportunities and requirements of the new Europe, particularly the enlargement of the European Union, in the field of education and training. Furthermore it answers demands at international level as the global competition intensifies, and the increase in the high number of low-skilled workers and the ageing of the work population, among others.

Consequently in the current European framework of Vocational Education and Training, it is essential, to consider the current situation in Europe in which each country has its own system for vocational education and training.

Therefore a system is necessary for harmonizing the current situation of vocational education and training. The ECVET system aims to achieve this by facilitating transfer, recognition and accumulation of learning outcomes, mobility and recognition being its main objectives.

ECVET's objective is to promote mutual trust, transparency and recognition of competences and qualifications in Vocation Education Training (VET) across the 27 EU Member States and is concerned with education and training systems and different types of institutions. ECVET will not replace the national systems; it promotes the flexibility and the mobility of these systems and the mutual recognition. In fact, in countries where there is a VET national system or similar the competent institutions will establish arrangements to transform national systems into ECVET.


ECVET related activities within EHRO-N

Workshops - Qualifications for nuclear decommissioning

Workshops - Nuclear job Taxonomy

The job taxonomy covers the three life-cycle stages of the nuclear power plant: new build, operation, decommissioning. It consists of three elements; 1) list of jobs, 2) job profiles, focused in the definition of competence required and 3) catalogue of knowledge, skill and competence items, to be used as aid for drafting the profiles. The progress in the preparation of these outcomes has been mainly achieved during the six dedicated technical workshops held so far:

  • 6th workshop: Istanbul (Turkey)  16 - 20 February 2015   [minutes]
  • 5th workshop: Madrid (Spain) 11 - 15 Nov 2013   [minutes]   [image]
  • 4th workshop: Bergen NH (The Netherlands), May 2013   [minutes]   [image]
  • 3rd workshop: Thessaloniki (Greece), Oct 2012   [minutes]   [image]
  • 2nd workshop: Petten (The Netherlands), Feb 2012    [minutes]
  • 1st workshop: Bergen NH (The Netherlands), Oct 2011   [minutes]

ECVET Seminars: