The Value of Micro-credentials

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Cedefop’s ‘Skillset and match’ latest podcast spotlights the value of Micro-credentials, exploring what the main challenges are when it comes to the prospects of microcredentials in the face of the twin transitions, a hotly-debated topic in the education community and among European policy-makers.

The recent crises facing Europe have accelerated the digital and green transitions, among other things, bringing microcredentials to the forefront as a potential response to labour market demands. Cedefop’s Loukas Zahilas and Anastasia Pouliou discuss the issues of certification, validation and portability of microcredentials, the difficulties and their future.

This ‘Skillset and match’ podcast series keeps you up to date with all developments, analysis and reflection on vocational education and training (VET), skills, qualifications, jobs and labour market trends.
Cedefop is one of the EU’s decentralised agencies. Founded in 1975 and based in Greece since 1995, Cedefop supports the promotion, development and implementation of the Union policy in the field of vocational education and training (VET) as well as skills and qualifications policies by working together with the Commission, Member States and social partners. To this end, it enhances and disseminates knowledge, provides evidence and services for policy-making, including research-based conclusions, and facilitates knowledge sharing among and between EU and national actors.

Cedefop’s podcast series hosts experts, policy-makers, social partners, VET practitioners and learners, this regular series sheds fresh light on all matters relating to the present and future of VET, the challenges ahead and the ways to tackle them.

Listen to all episodes here and on all major podcast platforms.

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