European qualifications framework

The European Qualifications Framework (EQF) compares qualifications from different European countries. The EQF was established as a result of a series of international developments such as the Bologna Declaration.

Main goals of the EQF:

  • encourage lifelong learning
  • promote international mobility of learners and workers
  • increase transparency and interchangeability of qualifications

From national to international qualifications

Each country provides an overview of all qualifications an individual can obtain. Those qualifications are placed in a hierarchical structure, the national qualifications framework. By referencing this framework to the European Qualifications Framework, you can compare qualifications. The FQF is aligned to the EQF.

Do you want more information about the alignment between the FQF and the EQF? Please consult the referencing report (pdf, 7mb).