Micro-credentials for just-in-time skills: the European approach (S08)

  • Date
    Thursday 30 September 2021
  • Topics
    • Marketing, recruitment and admissions

About this session

A common European approach to micro-credentials is expected to be presented by the end of 2021. It will include a common definition and standards to ensure the quality, transparency and portability of micro-credentials in Europe, supporting just-in-time, short and affordable skills development. This session will present examples of policy and practice from the Netherlands and Ireland, where governments and institutions have implemented wide-scale pilots.


  • Yann-Maël Bideau | European Commission, DG Education and Culture | Belgium
  • Mark Brown | Dublin City University | Ireland
  • Paul den Hertog | Hogeschool van Amsterdam | Netherlands