Impact of National Qualifications Frameworks on Education Development

On April 30, 2019, the Academic Information Centre (AIC) organized an international conference “Impact of National Qualifications Frameworks on Education Development”.  

The aim of the conference was to look back at the development of the Latvian Qualifications Framework and the most significant changes in education since 2010, as well as to stimulate discussion on the impact of national qualifications frameworks on education development at national and international level. 

• Does NQFs influence education development and how? In which aspects impact of NQFs may be seen more, in which – less? 
• Which aspects should be more emphasized in order to fully use the potential of NQFs? 
• Which of the stakeholders’ role should be increased in the development of NQFs? 

Participants of the conference had the opportunity to get acquainted with the updated Self-Assessment Report “Referencing the Latvian Qualifications Framework to the European Qualifications Framework for Lifelong Learning and the Qualifications Framework for European Higher Education Area”, which was reviewed by international experts. The Report will be presented to the European Commission. 

The conference was held at hotel “Mercure Riga Centre”, Elizabetes Street 101, Riga. 


Baiba Ramiņa, Director of Academic Information Centre 

Külli All, Ministry of Education and Research of the Republic of Estonia, Deputy Head of Adult Education Department (Estonia) 

Mile Dželalija, University of Split, Professor (Croatia) 

Horacy Dębowski, Vice-Director of Central Examination Board (Poland) 

Tatjana Koķe, Vice-Rector for Studies of Riga Stradiņš University