The overall results of all the seven countries indicate that the two weakest areas are the inclusion of non-formal qualifications in the NQFs, and the links between NQFs and validation. Norway is the only country, that has not opened their framework for non-formal qualifications, the other countries have taken initial steps to widening access to their NQFs. Some of the countries are planning further measures for levelling e.g. smaller learning units or micro-credentials. Validation arrangements linked to NQFs were present to some extent in all countries.
For further details, see the NOVA Nordic presentation from the transnational seminar “Validation + NQF = putting all skills to work?” on the 18th of May in Reykjavik, Iceland.