Your browser is outdated

The internet explorer is no longer supported. Please switch browsers for better website experience.

Educational Research

Educational Research - DEKRA is actively engaged in R&D activities on a European and national level

Educational Research

Since a decade, DEKRA has acted as coordinator and project partner in educational research. Main topics are the debates on the development of a European education policy as well as topics around transport and logistics, IT and health care.

Around three dozen projects with the European Commission, the German National Agency or the Federal Ministry of Education and Research as funding agencies took place and take place with the participation of the DEKRA. Numerous projects are characterized by exceptionally high ratings, one of which has been listed by the European Commission as one of the best projects of the corresponding vintage.

Moreover, DEKRA Academy is actively engaged in R&D activities on a European and national level. Eight decentralized competence centers develop and maintain teaching content including e-learning tools and platforms in the above-mentioned fields. Beyond that, DEKRA University of Applied Sciences acts not only as a higher education institution, but also has its research focus on media and journalism. At a European level, DEKRA has contributed extensively to the development of standards and innovation processes in VET (e.g. EQF and ECVET). It has participated in about 25 transnational projects and is, among others, represented in ECVET network, ReferNet and TTnet.

Featured Projects

DEKRA has extensive experience in European vocational education and training matters through its involvement (as coordinator and partner) in numerous European activities and projects and brings in its expertise in the area of European education and training policy, the implementation of European transparency instruments (EQF and ECVET) as well its expertise with regard to the mobility of health care professionals across borders in Europe and to the qualification of health professionals in Germany.

HCEU develops Competence Profiles (VQTS) for nurses based on actual work processes in nursing and geriatric care.

As an educational system, these can be both an independent basis for the neutral comparison of qualifications and for the visualization of non-formally and informally acquired competences in the context of formal recognition procedures, e.g. in the context of migration. In addition, they form the basis for filling qualification gaps through didactically meaningful modules and supported by the European transparency instrument ECVET.

Supported by: European Commission, National Agency at the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (NA BIBB)

Duration: 1 September 2015 to 31 August 2018

The future of the profession and education and training for professional drivers is the focus of the FutureDRV project.

The role of the professional driver in the context of the fourth industrial revolution and the vocational education and training that accompanies employees in this field on their way to their professional future are the subject of the FutureDRV project. The project will define a profile with the expected 2030 skills, skills and knowledge of professional drivers, building on the existing ProfDRV [CB2] profile. Learning solutions are developed that address future competencies as well as support them with innovative (digital) learning solutions. Finally, with research results collected continuously over the life of the project, policy recommendations, as well as a roadmap of the changes ahead, are being drawn up for policy makers, employers, social partners and educational providers to provide professional drivers on time and with adequate approaches to vocational training on their way to digitization To accompany the working world.

Supported by: European Commission, National Agency at BIBB, ERASMUS + Program, Strategic Partnership

Duration: 01. September 2016 - 31. August 2019

If you want to know more about our projects please click here

You wish more information about the course and registration? Our experts will be happy to advise you.


DEKRA Akademie (Hauptverwaltung)

Handwerkstraße 15

70565 Stuttgart

+49 711 78613939

+49 711 78612655

Share page