MICRO-credentials: Identifying, Developing, Testing and Assessing innovative approaches

MICROIDEA is forward-looking project that builds on previous projects’ results focused on specific policy measures, such as the Active Labour Market Policies, and “open context” initiatives for the upskilling and reskilling of the labour force that aimed at providing direct access to employment, or foster job seekers’ integration opportunities.

This project focuses on the emerging need to support lifelong learning, and more inclusive forms of learning through more flexible and relevant learning opportunities, addressing the EC Council Recommendation on a European approach to Micro-Credentials for lifelong learning and employability, and Cedefop’s ongoing research on the topic.

It aims to identify, develop, test and assess an innovative approach for the implementation and recognition of micro-credentials (based on ISO /IEC17024 certification/validation process) that has the potential to become mainstreamed and to improve education and training systems.

Thus, the specific purposes of MICROIDEA are to:

  • Develop a micro-credential system linked to ISO /IEC17024 certification/validation process, based on a methodology that fosters balance between National certification systems and an international validation/certification system;
  • Design and implement an online tool to underpin the skills needs analysis, open for all;
  • Implementation of the introduced micro-credential system for an Tourism sector’s occupation;

MICROIDEA will launch pilot actions to test solutions to present and future challenges with a view to kick-starting sustainable and systemic impact, focusing on the Tourism sector. It will also support transnational cooperation and mutual learning on forward-looking issues among key stakeholders, empowering them to develop innovative solutions, and promote their transfer to new settings, including capacity building of relevant stakeholders.

This project and its implementation are supported by an inter European, multi-disciplinary consortium consisting of public and private organisations and stakeholders, combining researchers, practitioners and partners that have the capacity to reach policy makers.

Project no: ERASMUS-EDU-2023-PI-FORWARD – 101132889


University of Peloponnese (UOP_ELKE)

Full Partners:
Eurosuccess Consulting LTD. – Cyprus
DomSpain S.L.U – Spain
Centre for Training and Lifelong Learning of the University of Peloponnese – Greece
German Hellenic Industrial and Commercial Chamber – Germany
Nicosia Chamber of Commerce and Industry – Cyprus
Cámara Oficial de Comercio, Industria, Servicios y Navegación de Reus – Spain
Instytut Analiz Rynku Pracy SP.zoo. – Poland
p-Consulting.gr – Greece
EfVET – Belgium

Associated Partner

3F United Federation of Danish Workers – Denmark

Duration: 01/01/2024 – 31/12/2026


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