Article: European Degree a necessity for continuous education and training in the context of an integrated European system

Authors: ICOCIU Vasilica Cristina, DOBRESCU Tiberiu Gabriel, SILVESTRU Cătălin Ionuț, POSTĂVARU Nicolae, SALOMIA Oana-Mihaela

Pages: 1-16


Published online: 29.12.2022

Abstract: Motto: “if you do not have general competences in life, you become a slave” (C.V. ICOCIU). Under the Treaty of Accession to the European Union, we have undertaken to ensure the mobility of workforce on the European common market. This involves training specialists who have the skills for the future and who can work in any Member State of the European Union, in accordance with the requirements of the labour market, but also taking into account the qualification and field of each one [13,16,17,18].

This paper demonstrates that the use of current instruments such as Europass, ISCO, ESCO, ISCED can define a European degree that can be completed, automatically recognized and equated in any market of a Member State of the Union. This requires the creation of a system model of study programs/common standards for broad ISCED fields that are complemented with a similar degree, regardless of the state in which it is obtained. At the same time, there is a need for a quality assurance system at European level, in different areas, to accompany education and training. The two systems together with the European qualifications system – the EQF must be a whole, that is, an integrated education and training system leading to a European degree – “European degree”, as said European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. This European system leads to real labor market mobility.

Keywords: education and training system, labor market, quality assurance system, ESCO, ISCED

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