Implementation of the Recommendation of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 June 2009 on the establishment of a European Credit System for Vocational Education and Training (ECVET)
ECVET initiative aimed at setting up an EU-wide system of credit transfer for vocational education and training in order to promote the transparency, comparability, transferability and recognition of competences and/or qualifications between different countries and at different levels. The main focus of the evaluation was to assess the extent to which the ECVET initiative was relevant to the European level policy processes, coherent with other EU initiatives in the field and effective in achieving its specific objectives in the changing economic and political context. The evaluation also included the analysis of governance structures, division of responsibilities, key national and European actors in the process, implementation of coordination, guidance and information functions. The evaluation used data from desk research (including metasynthesis of reports from ECVET pilot and Leonardo projects with ECVET element), interviews, surveys and a focus group.