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02/09/11  (jp)

Peer Review Impact Analysis Report

The final Peer Review Impact Analysis Report is available. The report presents an empirical analysis of 14 transnational European Peer Reviews carried out in eight European countries between 2006 and 2009. 

Click here for more information and to download the report.

02/09/11  (jp)  [1 Comments]

Conference “Quality Assurance in VET”, Dec. 2, 2010 in Rome

On the 2nd of December 2010 an International Conference on “Quality Assurance in VET” took place in Rome, coordinated by the Italian Reference Point for Quality Assurance (www.rpnqualita.isfol.it).

The afternoon section was dedicated to the presentation of the results of the pilot extended implementation of the Peer Review methodology inside the Italian Network of schools and Vocational Training Centres, which has been realized during 2010.

Read more about the conference here.

11/11/10  (jp)

Preliminary results of research and analysis on impact of Peer Review

Preliminary results of the international study on the impact of Peer Reviews in VET providers conducted within the project “Peer Review Impact” were presented at the DeGEval annual conference in Luxembourg, Sept. 15-17, 2010 by Maria Gutknecht-Gmeiner.

The presentation and more information are available here.

11/11/10  (jp)

National implementation of Peer Review in Austria

In October 2010 the second round of Peer Review in QIBB - the Austrian quality initiative for vocational education and training - has started. ARQA-VET, the Austrian Reference Point for Quality Assurance in VET, is responsible for the coordination, operative support and quality assurance of the Peer Review process. Also, Peer Trainings are being organised via ARQA-VET.

Read more about the implementation of Peer Review in Austria here.

ARQA-VET is also very interested in making transnational Peer Reviews possible, especially in recruiting transnational Peers for the Austrian Peer Register (currently 57 people). For further information regarding the Peer Register contact Gabriela Wulz, ARQA-VET: gabriela.wulz@oead.at.

11/11/10  (jp)

Quality Conference for VET in Finland, September 2010

The Finnish National Board of Education (FNBE) organised the yearly Quality Conference for VET in Finland in September 2010. This year the topic was quality assurance, benchmarks and peer review in networks. There were more than 200 participants: principals, persons responsible for quality managements in VET organisations, teachers, and representatives of stakeholders.

Read more about the conference here

10/12/10  (jp)

Peer Review and Quality Assurance in the Netherlands

A presentation about Peer Review and Quality Assurance in the Netherlands was held in the Finnish National Quality Conference in September 2010 by Willem de Ridder.

The presentation and more information are available here.

11/30/09  (jp)

New project started: Peer Review Impact

Does Peer Review really come “full circle”? Does is prompt concrete improvement in VET institutions? What effects can be detected? And: how should Peer Reviews be conducted in order to have maximum impact?

In a further Leonardo da Vinci Transfer of Innovation project “Peer Review Impact” coordinated by the Finnish National Board of Education and buttressed by an earlier LdV project on evaluation impact “REVIMP”, an empirical analysis of Peer Reviews carried out within the three LdV Peer Review projects will help to shed a light on Peer Review’s potential to trigger institutional change and lead to improved effectiveness of external evaluation.

The main result of the project will be “Peer Review Impact Guidelines”, addressed to VET providers to enhance the impact of Peer Review in terms of improvement of VET provision. 

Click here for more information about the project or download the project folder here.


11/30/09  (jp)

European Peer Training

A European Peer Training curriculum has been developed in close cooperation between partners from Austria, Finland, Denmark, Spain, and the United Kingdom.

Pilot Peer Trainings have been conducted in Austria, Denmark and Finland in 2008 and 2009.  

The final version of the European Peer Training is now available. Click here for more information.

11/30/09  (jp)

European Peer Review Manual for VET – update

The manual for initial VET has been revised to take into account the needs and requirements of continuing VET.

The European Peer Review Manual for VET is now available.

11/30/09  (jp)

Winner of Lifelong Learning Award 2009!

The European Peer Review Manual won the Austrian Lifelong Learning Award 2009 in the category “products and results”!

The award was presented by the Austrian Federal Minister for Education, Arts and Culture Dr. Claudia Schmidt.

For further information and pictures please consult the website of the Austrian National Agency for Lifelong Learning:

11/03/09  (jp)

International Peer Review Conference

The International Peer Review Conference took place on September 28-29, 2009 in Lisbon, Portugal.

The conference aimed to share good practice from the Leonardo da Vinci project "Peer Review Extended II”, to facilitate exchange and to support the development of a joint vision and plan for future European Peer Review activities.

About 70 participants from 13 European countries attended the Conference.

The conference conclusions and documentation are available here.

10/30/09  (jp)

Peer Review Video

What is Peer Review?

A video giving an introduction to the European Peer Review has been produced by two students from the Hertha Firnberg Schools in Vienna, Maria Posch and Ying Zhang.

Click here to watch the video!

10/30/09  (jp)

European Peer Review Reader

A reader has been published which presents all activities and aspects of the European Peer Review experience 2004-2009. Past experiences of the Peer Review projects are reflected, the impact on VET providers and national systems is considered, and current and future implementation is outlined. Partners from all three projects have contributed their experiences, reflections, and future plans.

The European Peer Review Reader is available online and in print. 

For more information click here.

10/07/09  (jp)

Peer Review Manual for Guidance in Adult Education

In the LdV project "Peer Review Extended II", the European Peer Review procedure has been adapted by the Slovenian Institute for Adult Education (SIAE) for use in guidance in adult education, and laid down in a separate manual.

The Peer Review Manual for Guidance in Adult Education is available in English and Slovenian.

10/05/09  (jp)

European Peer Review Manual in SL

The European Peer Review Manual and the Peer Review Tool-box have been translated into Slovenian and are now available in the download section.

06/26/09  (jp)

Web-based Peer Training

The web-based Peer Training - developed in the project "Peer Review in initial VET" - has been adapted to the requirements of the face-to-face Peer Training curriculum developed in phase 1 of the current project "Peer Review Extended II" and is now available online to everyone interested.

Click here for further information.

06/26/09  (jp)

European Peer Review Manual in CZ and TR

The European Peer Review Manual has been translated into Czech and Turkish. It is now available in 14 languages.

Click here to access the download section.

10/13/08  (jp)

Peer Review Reader Austria

As a first product of the project "Peer Review Extended II" a Peer Review Reader in German has been published which presents the experiences of the Austrian schools and Peers. It is available here.

10/13/08  (jp)

Conference: Quality in VET

Peer Review has also been on the agenda of the conference "Quality in VET" organised by the National Agency for Lifelong Learning and ARQA-VET on Oct. 06, 2008 in Vienna, Austria.

Read more about the conference here.

07/07/08  (jp)

Research: Externe Evaluierung durch Peer Review

Maria Gutknecht-Gmeiner's dissertation on Peer Review has been published in the German Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften (in German).

Click here for more information. 

06/23/08  (jp)

Peer Review activities in Austria

Implementation activities are going on in Austria.

Read more about the Austrian Peer Review Pilot Project and a Feasibility Study on Peer Review.

04/07/08  (jp)

ENQA-VET Thematic Group Peer Review

Peer Review has been included in the ENQA-VET Work Programme 2008-2009.

Click here for more information.

11/01/07  (jp)

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The content of the projects does not necessarily reflect the position of the European Commission, nor does it involve any responsibility on the part of the European Commission.


These projects have been supported by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture