Evaluation of the Implementation of the EQF

This evaluation report provides an overview of progress made in the implementation of the EQF Recommendation between 2008 and 2012. The objective of this evaluation was to assess the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, coherence, impact and sustainability of the EQF. This report is one of many contributions to the Commission’s report to the European Parliament and the Council on the implementation of the EQF Recommendation.

Although only four countries achieved the first EQF milestone (relate their national qualifications system to the EQF – by the end of 2010) and six achieved the second one (ensure that all new qualification documents refer to the appropriate EQF level – by the end of 2012), by the end of May 2013, 20 countries had related their national qualifications system to the EQF. Participating countries are more than ever aiming for qualifications systems that are more transparent and clear and their commitment to the EQF objectives remains strong beyond the target dates set in the EQF Recommendation.