Title Expanding BEQUAL Benchmarking Tool and Community of Practice for Quality Assurance in Vocational Education and Training
Project Number 2011-1-BG1-Leo05-05033
Product National versions of the thematic internet portal
Title National versions of the thematic internet portal
Product Type website
Marketing Text The thematic portal addresses the needs of VET training providers, policy makers and stakeholders for information, communication, discussions and networking in the field of quality assurance in VET and particularly the promotion of the use of EQAVET. It enables sharing of experience, networking and mutual learning, and contributes for raising awareness among target sectors.
Development of Bulgarian, Turkish and Italian versions of the BEQUAL thematic portal hosted in the address www.bequal.info. The portal consists of the front end and the back end for its administration. The national versions of the portal include the following sections:
- Benchmarking tool
- Good practices
- VET blogging
- Login module
- Users' menu
The national versions are not identical with the English one. The core information is the same, but national versions include additional information of national interest, such as articles, links, documents, news, etc.
All the partners enriched the thematic portal with various content, documents, links, article. All sections of the portal are well populated and have images, videos etc. to attract visitors and serve their needs. Special series of articles related to quality assurance and latest developments in the European QA framework and policies has been developed by project partners and has been uploaded in English, Bulgarian, Turkish and Italian. Partners are committed to continue to upload such articles after the end of the project. Additionally, partners selected and uploaded legal documents, papers, surveys, and other documents of national interest that could help local VET providers in their practice. The idea is to establish a reference point for VET providers and stakeholders, practitioners, policy-makers, researchers.
Target group VET providers and stakeholders, policy-makers, researchers, general public
The portal contributes to expansion of the network of BEQUAL sers and visitors, as well as to expansion in sharing of information, knowledge and experience related to quality assurance in VET.
VET providers from Bulgaria, Turkey and Italy can find useful links and resources related to quality assurance, express their opinions in BEQUAL LinkedIn Group, twitter. The portal ensures sustainability and correct use of the project results.
Area of application The portal is a reference point for VET providers and stakeholders, practitioners, policy-makers, researchers.