International Conference “Qualification Frameworks & Recognition of Qualifications and Credentials” Colombo, 28.06.2023
The international conference on “Qualification Framework and recognition of qualifications and credentials”, organised in the framework of the EU co-funded RecoASIA project, was held in Colombo, Sri Lanka from 28th to 30th June 2023.
Owing to its fields of application, the discussion has been joined by various stakeholders: representatives from the International Labour Organisation, the British Council and Ministries of Education, together with RecoASIA project partner institutions.
The conference scope was to share experiences and evaluate different perspectives on qualification framework to enhance cooperation in the Asian region.
During the first day, the Cambodian, Mongolian, Thai and Vietnamese education systems and qualification frameworks were presented, as well as the example from the European Higher Education Area shown by the Estonian ENIC-NARIC centre. A presentation of Sri Lanka national qualification frameworks followed, to prepare the floor for the discussion of the design of a single Sri Lanka national framework.
On the second working day, the focus has been on recognition of qualification and credentials: UNESCO intervened sharing the reference document of the Tokyo Convention, which constitutes the starting point for the promotion of fair recognition through the Asia-Pacific Network of National Information Centres.
Afterwards, credential recognition practices were presented by each Asian countries and the day closed with the state of art of the mobility flows in Sri Lanka and a discussion on the next steps for the design and implementation of a National Centre of Recognition of Qualifications.