Lisbon Agenda is based on three pillars: macroeconomic stability, the SGP
(Stability and Growth Programme); employment and training, the NEP (National
Plan for Employment); and competitiveness, which covers the dimensions
of Knowledge, Research and Innovation - the Technological Plan.
Operational Programmes, in the context of the Community Support Framework,
played a considerable role in the implementation of policy objectives and
targets in innovation - POEFDS, PRODEP, PRIME, POCI, and POSC.
da Vinci and Socrates are the European Programmes that deal with education
and vocational training, through which transnational research and innovation
are financed. .
the adoption of the European Council in Barcelona and the subsequent Communication
“More research for Europe: towards 3% of GDP”, Portugal targets that the
public expenditure in R&D will be 1,0% of the GDP by 2010.
knowledge of the community action plan is particularly important for the
accurate framing of the national accomplishment and possible attainment
of synergies and performance alignment. For instance:
Action Plan “Innovate for a Competitive Europe” - DG Empresa (CE)
for Quality in Training (IQF) and the Institute of Employment and Vocational
Training (IEFP) are directly involved in CEDEFOP activities through the
contributions of the Refernet Consortium and TTNet, to all the requested
activities. IQF experts had contributed to the CEDEFOP projects "Trends
and skill needs in tourism" and "E-Skills for ICT".
“Investing in Research: An action plan for Europe” - DG Investigação
“European Trend Chart on Innovation” (CE)
Ministério do Trabalho e Solidariedade Social (Ministry of Labour
and Social Solidarity), the Ministério da Educação
(Ministry of Education) and the Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia
e Ensino Superior (Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education)
jointly organised and participated in the national consultation concerning
the European Qualification Framework - EQF, launched by the European Commission
the context of the debates promoted by the European Union on education
and training systems, the IQF has responded to the challenge by proposing
a methodology for the design and production of skills and training references.
Through the proposed methodology the IQF has clearly chosen to promote
the construction of references for qualification systems, structured according
to a reference framework that will approximate them to the proposal put
forward in the sphere of the EQF.
is also involved in the European Credit Transfer in Training - ECTS. The
implementation of the ECTS is one of the objectives of the Government programme
which seeks to safeguard the Portuguese qualifications in the European
area, putting into effect the Bologna process, encouraging higher education
study, improving the standard and appropriateness of education and training,
and improving mobility and internationalisation. The second revision of
the LBSE (Law n.º 49/2005, of 30 August) provides for the adoption
of the ECTS in the organisation of training delivered by higher education