On 10 October 2017, we joined with our colleagues from Croatia, Poland and Macedonia (FYROM) in Skopje to take part in a conference to mark the end of almost two years of work to support the implementation of a National Qualifications Framework for Macedonia (FYROM).
The conference was very well attended with delegates from vocational and higher education institutions, a wide range of government departments, employment and skills bodies as well as senior officials from European support organisations.
The Twinning Project had as its main aim the development of a comprehensive National Qualifications Framework (NQF) aligned to the European Qualification Framework (EQF) which would improve the transparency, access and quality of qualifications in the country.
This project has supported the work of the Ministry of Education and Science to review the legislation and update the protocols to improve the working practices required for qualification systems functioning. It has also strengthened the institutional capacity for implementation of an effective qualifications system.
Finally, through working with the Ministry of Education and stakeholders we produced a set of tools including a comprehensive NQF Manual and Road Map for implementation of the NQF along with a specification for the Register for National Qualifications aligned to the NQF.