The TIPTOE project tackles the problem of interpretation and application of EQF principles within one sector: the trade sector. Moreover, TIPTOE proposes to overcome not only the gap between the different European VET- and qualification systems, but also the (cultural) differences in the content and interpretation of occupations on the European labour market in the trade sector.

The TIPTOE project starts from the assumption that the labour market and the educational field both have their own truths and values. That's why labour market and educational investigations are to be conducted separately, giving as much room as possible to the interpretation and argumentation of allocating occupations or qualifications/VET-programmes to an EQF-level.

The result of this endeavour is an integrated map for the two areas (education and labour market), as well as a set of guidelines for the interpretation and application of EQF.


Downloads: project brochure