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Since 2014 EFCoCert (European Foundation for Competence Certification) is committed to support implementation of EU Education policies & lifelong learning objectives and horizon, in which:

  • Job profiles appear, evolve, vanish so quickly that formal training system / offer cannot follow
  • Lifelong learning is essential to adapt to a constantly changing labour world
  • Soft skills and side abilities become more important than diploma and CV for a good match
  • Non-formal & informal learning are key EU priorities, calling for recognition / validation
  • Knowing doesn’t mean ability to do, apply, perform, achieve – competence does
  • Competence is now understood as “ability to apply knowledge and skills to achieve intended results”
  • Achieving intended results by doing, irrelevant how you learned, is the only relevant finality

EU Projects


Competence certification & ERASMUS+ projects

Evaluators are more and more aware of the crucial importance of adding a recognition and certification dimension in complement to training courses and curricula dedicated to acquire and enhance any set of competences, skills and good practices.

Involving EFCoCert’s unique expertise for developing a recognition and certification system of the acquired competences significantly increases the success rate of the applications (80% success rate on 2021 applications).

Are you preparing a project idea for the next Erasmus+ call?

Do not miss the competence certification dimension and integrate EFCoCert in your future winning team! Convinced or just interested to investigate a bit further?


Inclusion of the Swiss partner (EFCoCert) is an added value

Finally, the justification for the inclusion of the Swiss partner in the proposal, as opposed to any other certifying body from a program country, is positively assessed, as it is indicated that the EFCoCert Foundation is the only organization in Europe developing European certification schemes compliant with ISO 17024 and its unique experience and necessary input and skills for the creation of micro-credential based certification of competencies is considered an added value.

2022, Spain

Offering a relevant added value to the proposal

The partnership includes a partner from a third country not associated to the Programme (EFCoCert, Switzerland), whose participation is relevant and well justified, given its experience in achieving the certification objective, offering a relevant added value to the proposal.

Spain, 2022

Recent News


Promising start for the ISO 17024 revision – EFCoCert representative involved

March 28th, 2023|

Up to 40 international experts participated to the first ISO CASCO WG 30 meeting dedicated to the revision of the ISO 17024 standard. The meeting was held on Zoom the 21, 22 and 23 of March. Didier BLANC, EFCoCert Foundation President and competence certification expert is part of WG 30. ISO 17024 sets the requirements applicable to the bodies operating certification of persons. The current version was published in 2012 and needed revision. A very productive and dynamic cooperative work over the 3 meeting’s days allowed to figure out [...]

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