EuropeActive is pleased to confirm that it has been selected for a new project in the Erasmus+ Programme in Key Action 3 which is looking to reform initiatives for policy innovation in the area of recognising international qualifications/frameworks in the context of the EQF. The project includes the European Confederationof Outdoor Employers (EC-OE) and will take the active leisure sector qualification framework (SQF) through the stages of referencing directly to the EQF. The SQF was developed as part of the technical work in the European Skills Competencies Qualifications and Occupations (ESCO) which identified the key skills needed for the main occupations in the fitness and outdoor sectors. EuropeActive and EC-OE have already been informally referencing their standards to the EQF and the new project will help to give this much higher relevance.
EuropeActive will be coordinating closely with other initiatives in this area, and with independent experts and policy officers from DG EMPL. The project will look at all of the instruments, processes and procedures needed to ensure the outcome is transparent and quality-assured through the active leisure sector skills council. The action starts on August 1st 2016 and will run for 2 years.