The current state of play with the EQF referencing process

Of the 39 countries involved with the EQF referencing, 31 have undertaken the referencing process and have endorsed referencing positions. Some of these have produced updates to their reports following developments in their qualifications systems. Most of the remaining countries are expected to have undertaken the referencing process by the end of 2017.

Evaluative evidence states that the EQF is proving to be a useful reference tool and, whilst there is no hard evidence, there is confidence in the Member States that the EQF is having a positive impact on learners, employers, qualifications bodies, recognition agencies and internationally.  There are now over 150 NQFs in the world and more are in development, the EQF is seen as a model for many of them and new regional qualifications frameworks are modelled on the EQF architecture and processes.