Welcome to the project "EAGLE"

The Project "EAGLE"

ECVET and ECTS Growing Links in European Education
The Council conclusions on early childhood education and care (ECEC) were providing all our children with the best start for the world of tomorrow. This causes huge DEMANDS within the sector and in VET, because the situation in the EU differs and a lack of well trained staff has been stated by recent research. So the Commission and the OECD decided to boost high quality early childhood education and care to provide a wide range of short- and long-term benefits for both individuals and society at large (2011/C 175/03).

The EAGLE project objectives are to find solutions for assessing learning outcomes as basis of validation and recognition and to gain increased transparency of competences and qualifications for VET providers, labour market /welfare organisations, social partners and authorities. Linking ECVET and ECTS, fostering permeability in EQF and NQFs plus addressing the need for qualified professionals in ECEC are major objectives.

The consortium covers 5 EU countries with 13 partners: VET-providers, universities, sector’s specific labour market, 2 policy-makers: 1 regional ministry and 1 municipality. They collaborate in terms of shared duties with Munich University of Applied Sciences by face to face meeting, video conferences, etc.

ECVET principles as reference system will be the starting point the strategies to develop innovation.

A three part approach of METHODS (research, development, revision) leads to the expected results:

  • a research report
  • a brand new assessment tool for VET linking ECVET and ECTS
  • a compendium published online in English, German and French to ensure transferability to target groups
  • plus insights about transversal collaboration – VET and higher education – in the Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) sector and in general.

The main IMPACT of EAGLE will be an increase of transparency in the qualification system underlying ECEC staff education. Furthermore EAGLE contributes to improve co-operation among relevant stakeholder in the sector of education for ECEC staff on national level as well as cross national between different EU member states.


01.10.2012 - 30.09.2015

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.

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