The conference presented the interim findings of Cedefop’s project on Microcredentials for labour market education and training.
Over 200 participants joined the event representing 40 counties. Cedefop’s approach to open exploration and consultation was highly appreciated by participants.
The event was an opportunity for policy-makers, stakeholders, experts and researchers from education and training, industry and beyond, to discuss and understand the emerging roles of microcredentials in supporting labour-market-related and employment-relevant education, training and learning. It offered Cedefop an opportunity to share with participants the methodology and interim findings of its study on microcredentials, as well as a space for reflection and discussion of microcredentials’ broader uptake and function. Building on research carried out by Cedefop in recent years, the conference complemented the ongoing political discussion on tools and initiatives supporting people in their lifelong learning pathways established in the July 2020 Skills Agenda, the Council Recommendation on vocational education and training (VET) and the 2020 Osnabrück Declaration.
During the first day of the conference (25 November) Cedefop experts presented the project and its outcomes and participants were given the opportunity to participate actively in three breakout sessions. The second day (26 November) took a broader perspective on microcredentials, as they are increasingly being viewed as independent building blocks in national and international skills strategies responding to several drivers.
Take part in the discussion: #Microcredentials4LabourMarket
00. Opening speech - Juergen Siebel
01. Session 1 Microcredentials for labour market education and training - A.Pouliou J.Bjornavold G.Kirdulyte
02. Parallel session 1 - Microcredentials the case for France - P.Werquin
03. Parallel Session 1 - The role of microcredentials in EU labour market related - B. Husted
04. Parallel session 2 - Interaction of microcredentails with existing qualifications and certification systems - A. McCoshan
05. Parallel session 2 - Microcredentials in a Swedish context - A.Kahlson H.Almgren
06. Parallel sesion 3 - Microcredentials in a Danish perspective - V. Rittmann Petersen
07. Parallel session 3 - New types of microcredentials in Poland - W.Stechly
08. Day 2 - Session 1 - Maintaining credentials’ educational value - Dr G. Moodie and Wheelahan
09. Day 2 - Session 1 - Is there a place for microcredentails in the SA NQF - Dr. Reddy
10. Day 2 - Session 2 - Global market of microcredentials - Untangling a Twisted Story - M. Brown
11. Day 2 - Session 2 - Global market of microcredentails - D.Orr and O.Rusnak
12. Day 2 - Session 3 Microcredentials the view of students - K.Jakobson
13. Day 2 - Session 3 - Accessibility of microcredentials - A.Gajek