European Peer Review Tool-box
The European Peer Review Manual is complemented by a practical Tool-box, providing forms, checklists, additional information and recommendations.
It is a companion to the European Peer Review Manual.
Available languages: English, Catalan, Danish, German, Italian, Hungarian, Slovenian, Spanish.
The European Peer Review Manual is available here
Contents of the tool-box
01 Gender Mainstreaming - Check list for policy indicators
Gender mainstreaming is a guiding principle of the European Peer Review procedure. The Gender Mainstreaming Checklist supports the conduct of a gender analysis of the VET institution - the rights, resources, participation, values and norms related to gender - on the basis of sex-disaggregated quantitative data and qualitative assessments.
02 Initial Information Sheet
The Peer Review Initial Information Sheet serves as internal documentation and as external information for the coordinating body, the Peers and other VET providers in the network. It includes all relevant data regarding the Peer Review procedure (e.g. contact information, starting situation, aims and purpose, organisation, responsibilities, time schedule, etc.). This information will be updated in the Self-report and the Peer Review Report.
03 Application Form for Peers
In the standardised application form for Peers information on the professional background, experiences with quality assurance and quality development procedures as well as on other relevant professional expertise is asked for. This information is pivotal for selecting suitable Peers and matching Peer Teams with regard to the requirements of the Review to be carried out.
04 Model Contract for Peers
With the Peer Contract the conduct of the Peer Review is formally regulated. It includes information on the duties and obligations of the Peer as well as of the VET Provider. Furthermore remuneration and reimbursement of travel and subsistence costs are agreed upon.
05 Self-Report for the European Peer Review
The Self-Report is the central document of the Peer Review procedure: it should contain all information necessary to prepare the Peer Review. The first part of the report is an update of the Initial Information Sheet, which contains all relevant data on the Peer Review procedure. The second part comprises a description of the VET provider and the study programmes offered, the mission statement, statistical data and information on organisational issues. The third part contains the results of the self-evaluation of the Quality Areas chosen.
06 Model Peer Visit Agenda
With the Peer Visit Agenda a detailed and realistic agenda for the Peer Visit is drawn up. It includes a detailed time schedule for the collection and analysis of data by the Peers. It also reflects the kind of evaluation methods that will be used and what stakeholder groups will be involved in the Peer Visit. Additionally, models for organisation charts for the Peer Visit are presented which can be used for planning the Peer Visit. These organisation charts can either be integrated into the Peer Visit Agenda or attached to it.
07 Interview Minutes and Guidelines for Analysis
The most common methods used for collecting data are group and single interviews, a tour of the premises, and observations. The Interview Minutes and Guidelines for Analysis form supports the preparation, conduct and interpretation of interviews.
08 Ground-Rules for Peers
09 Quality Area Assessment Form
10 Meta-evaluation of the Peers
11 Peer Review Report
The Peer Review Report has the same structure and format as the Self-Report. The first part of the report is an update of data from the Initial Information Sheet res. the Self-Report. Furthermore the report contains a short portrait of the VET provider, a summary of the Peer Review process, the assessment of Quality Areas, an overall assessment as well as an annex of all relevant documents used in the procedure (e.g. agenda for the Peer Visit, interview guidelines, observation guidelines etc.).
12 Quality Areas
Checklists for VET Providers and Peers
Checklists of forms to fill out