New website on comparing european qualifications.

The European Commission has launched a website that will give experts and other interested European citizens a better insight into how qualifications in different countries compare with each other. The European Qualifications Framework (EQF) portal is part of an EU initiative to make national qualifications more transparent across Europe.

The European Qualifications Framework for lifelong learning (EQF) provides a common reference framework which assists in comparing the national qualifications systems, frameworks and their levels. It serves as a translation device to make qualifications more readable and understandable across different countries and systems in Europe, and thus aiming to promote lifelong and life-wide learning, and the mobility of European citizens whether for studying or working abroad.

The European Qualifications Framework is currently being rolled out across Europe as countries relate their national qualifications systems to the eight-level European framework. Currently in English, the portal will gradually be made available in 27 languages by next year. A search function that will provide access to national databases with information on qualifications is also planned.

Access the portal here: http://ec.europa.eu/eqf/home_en.htm

Read more on the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) here:
http://ec.europa.eu/education/lifelong-learning-policy/doc44_en.htm