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Tempus Public Foundation (TPF)

Tempus Public Foundation (TPF) is a non-profit organization established in 1996 by the Hungarian Government, with the task of managing international cooperation programmes and special projects in the field of education, training and EU-related issues. TPF coordinates Lifelong Learning Programme in Hungary. TPF supports initiatives aiming at the modernization and quality improvement of education, training, RTD and human resources development, encouraging international cooperation and mobility and strengthening the European dimension in the fields above. TPF is intensively involved in international activities as well, in order to encourage foreign institutions to cooperate with Hungarian partners on the one hand, and to have the achievements spread on a European level. During the almost 15 years of experience in the field of lifelong learning, and programme-management, TPF accumulated a significant knowledge in the field of planning and managing international and national project activities, organizing events, managing expert-cooperations, preparing studies and publications, network building and taking part in research and development in educational themes in particular on lifelong learning. TPF also fulfills the role of the national coordinator of the Bologna Promoters’ Network.

The Knowledge Center and Training Unit plays an important role in implementing the Education and Training 2020 Strategic Framework in Hungary according to the Hungarian National Lifelong Learning Strategy. The main activities are providing structured information on education, training and RTD policies, promoting the concept of a knowledge-based society, improving the communication and cooperation between educational institutions and labour market, creating fora and facilitating discussion between the parties involved on national, regional and local level on the field of making transparent, permeable and accessible the qualifications system. It also works as an adult training establishment, organizes trainings tailored to the learners’ specific needs and focuses on competence development. Some of the projects TPF manages between 2008-2011: Establishment and implementation of Lifelong Learning Strategies in Hungary – national report, 2009; Raising awareness of lifelong learning strategies, 2009-2011; Cross Border Improvement of national LLL-Strategies, 2009-2011 School leadership for effective learning, 2008-2012; Cross-sectorial conversation on the communication between the different frameworks (reference framework of key competences, ECTS, ECVET, EQARF, NQF, LLG, validation), 2008-2010.

Research/Capacity Building Organisations