Irish organisations have taken part in the Leonardo programme under the
Research Materials Procedure C strand. Projects for the TSER programme
have been undertaken by the Employment Research Centre, TCD.
on developments in the Bologna process and its implications for the higher
education institutions was held in March 2005. In October, a European conference
on 'Models and Practices in Quality Assurance of Vocational Education and
Training' was held to advance the aims of the Copenhagen Declaration and
the Council Conclusions on Quality Assurance in Vocational Education and
Training (May 2004).
National Qualifications Authority of Ireland undertook the consultation
process on the Commission proposals for a European Qualifications Framework
and presentedthe Irish response in December 2005.
FÁS EU Affairs Department monitors and reports on programmes funded
under the Employment and Human Resources Development Operational Programme
(EHRD OP) for the Irish Government and the EU Commission. The ESF has contributed
funding of € 901.087m to measures under this OP.