Background of the Thematic Projects
Thematic networking was initiated by the European Commission in order to increase the impact of innovative projects in the sectoral lifelong learning programmes such as Leonardo da Vinci (Vocational Education and Training) or Grundtvig (Adult Education).
In the frame of a thematic network a group of national Agencies for Lifelong Learning sets up a network coordinated by one agency with the aim to work together on common issues around education and training.
At present 5 thematic networks are working on the following European policy priorities in education, training and lifelong learning:
The New Skills Network, focussing on upgrading and matching skills to labour market needs.
The Inclusion Network focussing on working with disadvantaged groups.
The City-M Network focussing on further training of teachers and training staff.
The netECVET Network focussing on the implementation of ECVET.
The QALLL Network focussing on quality assurance in VET and Adult Education.
More about thematic networking can be found here.
QALLL benefits from the previous thematic group 3 “Adapting of the Training Supply and New Training Methods – the Quality of Training”, that collected project results, makde an inventory, analysed the results, summed up outcomes and fostered networking in this field.
Several National Agencies which are part of the QALLL network were also members of the previous project (TR, SE, IT, SI, IE, FI and CZ).
An overview of previous thematic monitoring projects can be found here.