MatchingFrames PROJECT

program of the project

Leonardo Da Vinci Project - Lifelong Learning Programme 2007-2013

Further Development & Transfer of Sectoral Qualifications Frameworks (MatchingFrames). « transfer of innovation ». 2010.

Project Number: DE/10/LLP-LdV/TOI/147308


Member of the development partnership

•  Applicant co-ordinator : Institut Technik und Bildung (ITB) der Universität Bremen

Associated partners




•  EU-Ges-Köln : EU-Geschäftsstelle, Wirtschaft und Berufsbildung, Bezirksregierung Köln

•  DEKRA Akademie GmbH germany


•  IBW : Institut für Bildungsforschung der Wirtschaft


•  GTTPGabrovska Targovsko-Promischlena Palata (Chamber of Commerce and Industry)


•  SINTESI : Sinergie Tecnologiche in Sicilia (Associazione Sintesi)


•  KSK : KSJS Slovenije Konfederacija sindikatov javnega sektorja


PRSC : Vytauto Didžiojo universiteto Profesinio rengimo studijų centras

Context of the project

One of the greatest challenges for the implementation of the national and the European Qualification Frameworks (EQR) is the assignment of qualificational profiles to the individual levels according to comparable principles. This should be envisaged in a way to safeguard comparability and transparency of differently structured qualificational profiles. Therefore the main target of the project is to develop practical methods and aids/ tools which can be easily applied by the respective institutions. The development results will then be tested, made applicable and used in the partner countries (in companies, in training institutes, by the social partners). The developed tools and methods will be made available in a way that they can be easily handled.

They should be suitable to assign qualifications and training regulations/ curricula defined by the member states to the respective national qualifications framework (NQR) and to assign them to the individual levels. The methods and aids should help to reach comparability in order to better assess the quality of European qualificational profiles. More or less a “networking” of the individual qualifications frameworks should safeguard mutual transparent relationships.

At the same time the project aims to shed light on the advantages of result-oriented, sectorrelated qualifications frameworks which may help to meet the assignment tasks.

First and foremost transparent instruments for operationalization must be developed and applied which can also be used for concrete cases within the sectors worked on in the project and which can be transferred to other sectors.

The project work will focus on the metal and electrical sector as core sectors. The metal sector includes the automotive sector. Work process orientation will be the overall basis for all project work as it is structurally identical throughout Europe.

The project

The focus of the project is the development and the implementation of instruments and tools for the assignment of qualificational profiles to the levels of the different qualifications frameworks, to national frameworks, to the European Framework, to sector frameworks. The tools and instruments shall be designed in a way that they can easily be used by field actors.

At the same time quality standards – which are still to be defined – are applied. Compared to the current practice this has a decisive advantage: The assignment will take place according to carefully selected quality criteria rather than emotional decisions. This means that the assignment should take place by adhering to transparent quality criteria which can hold out against evaluation procedures. The tools and instruments to be developed and implemented must be aimed at this objective. In reality there will be less heuristic procedures. Moreover it will be clarified how learning result oriented descriptions of qualifications could be used in order to create valid and qualitative assignment procedures. This approach across all country borders could help to practice assignment processes based on quality criteria with transparent and comparable results.

The developed tools and instruments will be implemented by each project partner and by all social partners associated with the partnership. This ensures a broad dissemination. Within the CareasyVet project, preparatory work for qualitative instruments for the assignment has already been done. However, the outcomes are not directly transferrable. Nevertheless they offer the basis for a qualitative orientation of processes for the classification of qualification

Target group

  • Professionnal organizationsBranches professionnelles
  • Professional sectors
  • Training organizationsOrganisations de formation
  • Training and orientation actors


In the first year of the project a number of results were produced or will be finalized. With reference to the major project activities products are available on obstacles in implementing national qualifications frameworks (WP 3);

•  Status reports on the "learning result-oriented formulation of qualifications" (WP 4);

•  Dominant sectoral qualifications and regulations (WP 5);

•  The existence and structure of sectoral frameworks in three sectors (metal, electrical and automotive industries) (WP 6);

•  A typology of learning result-oriented formulation of qualifications and regulations/ordinances (WP 7);

• Methods and tools for learning result-oriented shaping of SQF, qualifications and the assignment of qualifications to national framework's levels (WP 8);

•  Methods and tools for referencing EQF, NQFs and SQFs (WP 9);

•  An exemplary set of learning result-oriented SQFs (WP 10). The products dedicated to the public will be offered for download on the project‘s web site


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