BRAVO Bridging a European Network for Recognition of Vocational Qualifications

    The BRAVO project seeks to explore and enhance the extension of the role of the NARIC network in the field of vocational qualifications on EQF level 4 and 5.

    Denne nettsiden er på engelsk.

    Project name: Bridging a European Network for Recognition of Vocational Qualifications (EQF 4 and 5) 
    Project Acronym: BRAVO
    Project number: 101101715 
    Eligibility period: 01.01.2023 – 31.12.2024

    Contact: BRAVO@hkdir.no

    Follow BRAVO on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/bravoproject/

    About BRAVO

    The aim of this project is to extend the NARIC network to include a network for vocational qualifications. Further, the project will map knowledge on how vocational qualifications are assessed and recognized in Europe today and facilitate best practice sharing on vocational recognition through workshops.

    To address the lacking cooperation in the field of recognition of vocational qualifications, the project will work towards extending the NARIC network to include a network for recognition of vocational qualifications. In order to gather knowledge on recognition policy and the work that NARIC offices and other relevant bodies are already doing on vocational qualifications, the project will identify relevant offices who are working with, or are planning to work with, recognition of vocational qualifications through a survey. In addition, there will be best practice sharing workshops on recognition of vocational qualifications. 

    At the end of the project period, the project will have:

    • Mapped EU policy on recognition of vocational qualifications in Europe
    • Mapped the scope of existing recognition schemes of vocational qualifications in Europe
    • Mapped the relevant tools for assessment
    • Identified relevant stakeholders in the vocational sector
    • Established a network for better information flow about vocational qualifications across European countries
    • Facilitated best practice sharing through workshops with the partners and relevant guests
    • Delivered two reports; one with the results from the survey to the NARIC offices, and one with the main findings from the best practice workshops

    Partners

    Project Kick-off in Paris 9-10 March 2023

    The kick-off meeting for the BRAVO project was held at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris 9-10 March 2023. Project team members from all three partners attended the kick-off.

    The meeting was an arena for the project members to get to know each other.

    The Coordinating partner had a meeting with UNESCO where the project was described and the relevance of the project in todays Europe was discussed. UNESCO held interesting presentations for all the partners, and listened to the partners when they held their presentations about how they work. 

    The project team went through project administration, documentation and budget. There was an in depth session about the project aim, workplan and all the work packages. In addition, the project team went through the Consortium Contract and the Communication Strategy.

    The project team also had a workshop where the activities related to the survey and the desk research were discussed and worked on. 

    Kick-off at UNESCO Headquarters, Paris

    Survey

    The BRAVO project has distributed a survey to the NARIC network in May 2023. Through this survey, the project will identify relevant recognition offices and stakeholders who are working with, or are planning to work with, recognition of vocational qualifications. The results will be used to map recognition of vocational qualifications today and explore the need and possibility for a network for recognition of vocational qualifications.

    Webinars

    Results of the BRAVO survey

    Date and time: 19.06.2023, 10:00-11:00

    Register here: https://hkdir-no.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_E71gTpUNRKak5DqvT5Pk0w

    This webinar seeks to present the main findings from the BRAVO survey on recognition practices on vocational qualifications. The BRAVO project has distributed a survey to the NARIC network in May 2023. Through this survey, the project will identify relevant recognition offices and stakeholders who are working with, or are planning to work with, recognition of vocational qualifications.

    The results will be used to map recognition of vocational qualifications today and explore the need and possibility for a network for recognition of vocational qualifications.

    Questions? Please contact us at bravo@hkdir.no. 

    Logos European Union, Norwegian Directorate for Higher Education and Skills, Universitets- och Hogskoleradet, Studiju Kokybes Vertinimo Centras

    Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or European Commission. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.