On January 26 2021, the Chief Technical Advisor (CTA) of the ESVET PRO Project, Mr Daniele Passalacqua, presented the project’s activities to the National Qualifications Authority (NQA). The NQA team including the Acting Director, Mr Avni Gashi, and the two experts, Ms Donjeta Nimani and Mr Milot Hasangjekaj were present at the meeting.  

Mr Passalacqua proudly highlighted that the NQA is one of the main beneficiaries of the project. Considering the important role of the NQA in the development and improvement of the VET sector in Kosovo, the NQA has also been appointed as a Member of the Project Steering Committee.

ESVET PRO Project will support the NQA technically and financially in several activities to establish and implement a national Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) system in Kosovo. The support will include capacity development activities for the NQA staff for RPL implementation, development of digital tools for the accreditation and evaluation process, and provision of training to future RPL providers. In addition, the project will support a pool of experts to be part of the teams that will evaluate applications for accreditation, the development of trainers and master trainers who will be hired by the NQA to develop the capacity of RPL practitioners in the future and training of mentors, and coordinators and assessors who will work for RPL providers.

The main objective of the support is to establish a robust and sustainable RPL system at the national level. Due to restrictive measures against the COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting was held in a virtual setting. ESVET PRO Project will continue to cooperate closely with the NQA to successfully develop activities as foreseen by the project and contribute to the development and improvement of the VET sector in Kosovo.