The ProcToGo multiplier event “Exploring the Potential of Micro-credentials” is taking place on 23 November from 9.30 to 16.00 CET in Brussels, at the YERUN premises.
Micro-credentials have the potential to respond to the increasing demand for specific professional skills beyond traditional academic learning paths.
This event will provide a unique opportunity to discuss the role of micro-credentials in supporting innovation in higher education, bringing together representatives of institutions, universities and labour market stakeholders.
The participation of relevant stakeholders from the education sector and labour market will enhance a process of exchanging experiences and co-creating knowledge, contributing to a debate on the value and impact of micro-credentials on the learners’ labour market participation and social inclusion among disadvantaged learners.
Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership ProcToGo will contribute with its experience in the area of sustainability and digital transformation, while some YERUN members will report on the different approaches to micro-credentials at national levels with the goal of tackling the actual micro-credentials implementation issues in Higher Education Institutions.
Stay tuned and keep an eye on our website and social media to find out soon details on the programme and invited speakers but, in the meantime, don’t miss this opportunity and register following this link.
Please note that participation in the event will be free of charge, but registration is required. The maximum number of attendees is 80. The event is taking place only in person, there will be no remote attendance option.
Featured speakers (by order of intervention):
Silvia Gomez Recio, YERUN Secretary General
Prof. Dr. Corrado Cerruti, Tor Vergata University of Rome
Agnieszka Jelnicka, Policy Officer at DG EAC
Isabel Ladrón Arroyo,Policy Officer at DG EMPL
Shizuka Kato, Analyst, Higher Education Policy Team – Directorate for Education and Skills, OECD
Prof. Dr. Carlos Delgado Kloos, Rector’s Delegate on Micro-credentials at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Ann Cattelain, Vice President ECSSA – European Confederation of Search & Selection Associations
Dr. Mairéad Nic Giolla Mhichíl, Director of Micro- Credential Strategy & Innovation at DCU
Kerstin Altherr, Lifelong Learning Coordinator at University of Potsdam
Dr. Ulrich Wacker, Manager Academy of Advanced Studies at University of Konstanz
Dr. Jan Dries, Commissioner for Lifelong Learning at University of Antwerp
Prof. Dr. Carlos Alario, Associate Professor at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Curious to know more about micro – credentials? Have a look at this video:
About the ProcToGo project:
ProcToGo aims to explore innovative ideas in education as key elements for connecting higher education institutions and the labour market and, as a result, enhancing graduates employability in the area of Sustainable Procurement, where the demand of professionals with digital skills is more and more increasing.
By Integrating traditional academic learning paths with non-traditional approaches based on competency-learning, in particular adopting micro-credential approach, the project contributes to respond to the increasing demand on academic offer that tailor graduates to specific competencies and profiles required by the labour market in the area of Sustainable Procurement.
The ProcToGo partnership is composed of 5 full partners (University of Antwerp, University of Bremen, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Tor Vergata University of Rome) and 4 associate partners across Europe. The project is led by Tor Vergata University of Rome. All participating universities are members of YERUN.
Furthermore, the 5 project partners are already cooperating in several Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships. Key academic staff in each institution has been selected based on the specific contents of the projects while the administrative staff based on the specific experience already acquired in previous Erasmus+ projects.
Associate partners will contribute both as checkpoints in the content development phase and as amplifiers for the dissemination.