Project Title: Expanding BEQUAL Benchmarking Tool and Community of Practice for Quality Assurance in Vocational Education and Training
Project Number: 2011-1-BG1-LEO05-0503
BEQUAL + is a project under the Transfer of Innovation Leonardo da Vinci Multilateral Projects that transfers innovation techniques for quality assurance in vocational education and training, aiming at developing quality assurance in VET institutions through promotion of self-evaluation, quality benchmarking and networking.
The partnership includes public body responsible for VET policy, 2 consulting companies, 1 university and 1 training center. Partners are selected to bring specific expertise and complement each other, providing the necessary different points of view and capacity to develop the products.
BEQUAL is a European portal dedicated to the quality procedures in Vocational Education and Training (VET) as well as to benchmarking between peers.
Visit our portal at www.bequal.info
With the support of the Lifelong Learning programme of the European Union.
International conference put an end of two years of work for expanding BEQUAL benchmarking tool and community of practice for quality assurance in vocational education and training.
The piloting of the translated and adapted BEQUAL tool for benchmarking quality assurance in VET was completed successfully in April 2013.
The fourth project meeting has been successfully held in Empoli, Italy, on the 18th and 19th of April 2013.
3 piloting seminars have been held in Bulgaria in the period 15 February- 07 March 2013.
From January till March 2013 the piloting of the Benchmarking tool was done in Italy.
The third project meeting has been successfully held in Istanbul, Turkey, on the 18th and 19th of October 2012.
The second project meeting has been successfully held in Piraeus, Greece, on the 26th and 27th of April 2012.
The comparative analysis based on elaborated country profiles and assessment of mismatches, shortages and gaps in quality assurance in partners countries has been completed.
The first project meeting has been successfully held in Sofia, Bulgaria, on the 10th and 11th of November 2011.