Quality assurance in vocational education and training (VET) is developed in the same direction in the Member States of the European Union. The Finnish National Agency for Education (EDUFI) is the national reference point for quality management (EQAVET NRP), which promotes the jointly agreed objectives (EQAVET Framework) of quality management in VET in the EU in cooperation with the national reference points (NRPs) of the other Member States.

The EQAVET NRP project is a project funded by the European Commission for the period 2021–2023. The project develops practices for the implementation of quality assurance in VET in line with the EQAVET Framework. EDUFI is responsible for the project and the project is implemented in cooperation with education providers and the NRPs of other countries.

The aim of the EQAVET NRP project (2021–2023) is to

  • Support the use of the model of continuous improvement based on the EQAVET Framework
  • Support the implementation of the national quality strategy for VET
  • Promote peer review as a quality assurance tool
  • Increase transparency, cooperation and trust between the EU Member States in issues related to quality assurance.

The EQAVET NRP project (2021–2023) contains Quality network for VET, Quality assurance of qualification requirements, International peer review and Audits of the qualification requirements development process.