Harmonising Approaches to Professional Higher Education in Europe

HAPHE Work Packages

HAPHE Work Packages

The HAPHE initative is composed of 7 work packages, some transversal for the overall fucntionning of the initiative others dedicated to the gathering and analysis of the data for example.

HAPHE Work Package 1: Mapping Professional Higher Education in Europe

The objectives of this work package are to:

  • Survey the various definitions and practices of Professional Higher Education / Advanced Vocational Education in Europe.
  • Create a typology of PHE Provision across Europe.
  • Identify the main actors involved in PHE at European level.
  • Provide an evidence-base for the characterisation of PHE in work package 2.

This work package will result in the PHE Country Profiles.

HAPHE Work package 2: Characterising Professional Higher Education

The aims of the work package are to:

  • The aims of the work package are to:
  • Propose a definition, framed as a set of defining characteristics of PHE;
  • Elucidate quality criteria for each defined characteristic of PHE.

It will identify stakeholders’ views towards PHE as well as define characteristics and Quality Criteria for Professional Higher Education.

HAPHE Work package 3: Consensus Building through Validation

The aims of the work package are to:

  • Capture and represent the views and attitudes of a wide-range of stakeholders towards PHE;Europe.
  • Propose a definition, framed as a set of defining characteristics of PHE;
  • Elucidate quality criteria for each defined characteristic of PHE.

Under this work package, partners will organise a Validation Seminar for EU Stakeholders, National/Regional Validation Workshops for Stakeholders as well as publish the Validation Report Suggestions for Project Product Improvement.

HAPHE work package 4: Fostering Development of PHE as a sector

The objectives of this WP are to:

  • Publish a set of defining characteristics and associated quality criteria for the PHE Sector;
  • Propose implementation measures for PHE quality best practices;
  • Enable the use of soft legislative tools to stimulate the PHE sector as a whole.

Under this work package, partners will develop the Final project report Defining characteristics and quality criteria for professional higher education, as well as the Implementation report for Professional Higher Education Institutions and the Implementation report for policymakers.
In the end of the project, a Launch Conference will be organised presenting the final result and the roadmap for the future activities.

HAPHE work package 5: Message management

The objectives of the work package are to:

  • Formulate and effectively communicate the project’s brand, identity and message to relevant stakeholders;
  • Coordinate and monitor the implementation of the consortium’s dissemination strategy;
  • Provide creative and technical support to the partners in their dissemination activities;
  • Coordinate centralised dissemination action.

Under this work package, partners will develop the Final project report Defining characteristics and quality criteria for professional higher education, as well as the Implementation report for Professional Higher Education Institutions and the Implementation report for policymakers.
In the end of the project, a Launch Conference will be organised presenting the final result and the roadmap for the future activities.

HAPHE work package 6: Quality & Evaluation Management

The objectives of the work package are to:

  • Ensure process and product quality;
  • Forecast and mitigate risks to project continuity;
  • Foster a quality culture amongst the consortium;
  • Check outputs against plans.

HAPHE work package 7: Consortium Coordination

The work package aims to:

  • Ensure project deliverables are delivered on time;
  • Monitor risks and analyse project milestones;
  • Ensure smooth day to day running of the consortium;
  • Manage communication within the consortium and between the consortium and the Commission.

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