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QUADRO -Quality Development Roadmap for Training in the Financial Sector

Mediterranean Bank Network is a non-profit banking organisation and strategic partnership between leading and medium sized Mediterranean banks.

Valletta, Malta, September 05, 2014 --( Mediterranean Bank Network, a non-profit banking organisation and strategic partnership between leading and medium sized Mediterranean banks together with the Berlin School of Economics and Law, University of Sofia, the Portuguese Bank Training Institute, European Banking Training Network, EFFEBI Association, Scienter Methodological and the National Bank of Slovakia Institute of Banking Education, is working on finalising the EQAVET handbook for financial services in Europe. The project entitled ‘Quadro’ (Quality Development Roadmap for training in the Financial Sector) has been funded with support from the European Commission with the objective to support and promote the improvement of the Quality Assurance approaches for Vocational Education & Training VET in the Financial Services Sector, from learning needs identification to impact of training results.

In their research the participants interviewed various entities in the field of Financial Services to assess the status of the implementation of quality assurance and the related instruments within the Financial Services Sector across Europe. Various country reports including that of Malta were put forward. So as to enhance the "tools" supply for improving the quality assurance in VET within the Financial Services Sector the next step was putting together a Draft Tool Kit in line with EQAVET requirements and to pilot the proposed Handbook.

A follow up partner meeting and the European Evaluation Seminar were recently organised by the Mediterranean Bank Network in Malta. Various entities in the Financial Services Sector including those participating in the research attended the European Evaluation Seminar. Mr Horace Caruana representing the Vocational Education Unit within the Ministry of Education and Mr Alexander Spiteri, Director, Department for Quality Assurance, Research and Policy Development, National Commission for Further and Higher Education also participated and gave an insight to the relevant progress in Malta.

The promotion of this seminar follows that made during various Mediterranean Bank Network events including a seminar held in Brussels in November 2013.

The final toolkit will be presented in Berlin on September 26, 2014 and the meeting will be hosted by the partner Berlin School of Economics and Law. More information about the Quadro project can be found on
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