Horacy Dębowski

Ph.D. candidate

Horacy Dębowski is a Vice-director of the Central Examination Board in Poland and a member of the European Qualifications Framework Advisory Group (EQF AG).  He is a research assistant and Ph.D candidate at Warsaw School of Economics. For many years he was a senior expert at the Educational Research Institute in Poland. Horacy specialises in VET curricula development, implementation of national qualifications framework and lifelong learning policies. He is an author of policy papers and documents prepared for the Polish national and regional authorities, and the European Commission (Polish Referencing Report, Cedefop/Refernet Reports).

Member of the expert working group at Centre for Education Development (ORE) responsible for development of the methodology of modernization of Polish VET core curricula. Member of the research team conducting international study „Szkoła dla innowatora” focusing on developing innovative skills within primary and secondary education for the Polish Ministry of Economy. Member of National Team of ECVET Experts in Poland (nomination of the Ministry of Education). Member of the European Commission Refernet research team for Poland. Member of the Ministry of Higher Education expert working group on developing work based learning policies in HE. Advisor to the government of the Republic of Macedonia in modernisation of the post-secondary vocational education curricula. He manages team of experts in the EwasteR project (Erasmus+ KA2, Sector Skills Alliances). He is also a manager of the NQF-IN project (KA2 VET) and Component 3 Leader within the NQF Twinning Project for the Republic of Macedonia (grant financed by the European Commission).