Europeiska Kommissionen: approves measures to standardise micro-credentials. Läs mer här
A European Commission recommendation adopted by the Council of the European Union (EU) on 16 June provides new building blocks to help make micro-credentials work across institutions, businesses, sectors and borders.
Micro-credentials certify the learning outcomes of short-term learning experiences, for example a short course or training. They offer a flexible, targeted way to help people develop the knowledge, skills and competences they need for their personal and professional development.
They form part of a culture of lifelong learning, which helps people thrive in society, the labour market and their personal lives.
Building trust and enhancing flexibility
The ’Recommendation on a European approach to micro-credentials for lifelong learning and employability’ provides building blocks including a definition, standard elements for describing micro-credentials, and principles for designing and issuing micro-credentials.
As a result, micro-credentials can be developed, used and compared in a coherent way among the EU Member States, stakeholders, and the different providers (from education and training institutions to private companies) across different sectors, fields and borders.
These common standards ensure quality, transparency, cross-border comparability, recognition and portability.
The Commission will support the implementation of the Recommendation by
- fostering dialogue on how to use and adapt the existing EU tools and services to support the development of micro-credentials by all types of providers
- supporting the sharing of information and promote best practices
- exploring how the Europass platform could support the technical implementation of the Recommendation
- providing Erasmus+ funding support