Analysis of European Approaches to Improving the Life of the Population Through the Implementation of a Mechanism of Independent Assessment of Qualifications

  • E. P. PecherskayaEmail author
  • V. V. Klimuk
  • T. M. Tarasova
Part of the Contributions to Economics book series (CE)


At this moment, the staff is the most important intellectual and professional resource that ensures the socioeconomic development of the country, region, and enterprise. Every year the Russian Federation approaches the global standards of qualification assessment. Presidential Decree № 249 of April 16, 2014 established the National Council for professional qualifications under the President of the Russian Federation, which coordinates the work aimed at improving the quality of vocational education, as well as the formation of a system of independent assessment of professional qualifications. The expediency of an objective independent confirmation of a person’s qualifications necessary to perform certain work or solve specific tasks is due to the dynamically changing labor market. The basis of certification is professional standards. Independent assessment of qualifications allows the employee to confirm their qualifications, skills, and competencies, thereby contributing to a higher position, improving their well-being and quality of life. This contribution deals with the European experience of joint activities of business and education in the organization and evaluation of professional competencies of employees, allowing to create optimal conditions for their inclusion in the system of continuing education. All this strengthens the role of professional communities in the development of professional qualifications, procedures for confirming compliance of the applicant’s qualification with the provisions of the professional standard. The developed framework of professional qualifications is based on the results of training, and this approach allows you to structure and compare professional qualifications. In addition, based on the results of training, it is possible to formulate educational standards and programs of additional professional education that meet the needs of the labor market and the citizens themselves in order to improve the quality of life of the population.


Business community Digital economy Independent qualification assessment Professional qualifications Qualification framework 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. P. Pecherskaya
    • 1
    Email author
  • V. V. Klimuk
    • 2
  • T. M. Tarasova
    • 1
  1. 1.Samara State University of EconomicsSamaraRussia
  2. 2.Baranovichi State UniversityBaranovichiRepublic of Belarus

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