On Wednesday, 23 February, at 3:00 CET, ALL DIGITAL is organising an event on Individual Learning Accounts and Micro-Credentials.
The two topics are closely related to the principles of the ALL DIGITAL Manifesto for enhancing digital competences in Europe, in particular to quality and adequate training offers (Point 1 of the ALL DIGITAL Manifesto) and the accreditation and certification of developed competences (related to point 4 of the AD Manifesto).
On 10 December, the European Commission adopted two proposals for Recommendations by the Council of the European Union, one on Individual Learning Accounts (ILAs) and one on a European approach to micro-credentials. It is now up to the Council to formally adopt both documents.
The Individual Learning Account proposal recommends to Member States to provide annual individual training entitlements for every working age adult residing in a Member State following a universal approach. On micro-credentials, the chief purpose of the proposal is to set up a European approach to the provision of micro-credential for smaller and shorter courses, often targeted at a specific skill or competence. It underlines and fosters the importance of non- and informal training offers.
Join ALL DIGITAL online in a discussion with representatives of the European Commission who collaborated on the development of the two proposals, and the Lifelong Learning Platform, to gain insights into the thinking and goals behind the two initiatives, and to present an outlook for the further progress of the files.
You can register for the event here. You will receive a Zoom-link upon registration.
Timing: 23 February 2022, from 3:00 to 4:30pm
15:00 Opening Remarks (Peter Palvolgyi/Norman Röhner)
15:10 Panel presentations:
- Klara Engels Perenyi (Policy Officer for Adult Skills, DG EMPL, Unit B.2 – Skills Agenda)
- Yann-Maël Bideau(Policy Officer for Higher Education, DG EAC, Unit B.1.001 – Higher Education Policy)
- William O’Keeffe (Policy Officer, DG EMPL, Uni B.3 – Vocational Education and Training, CEDEFOP)
- Altheo Valentini (Chair of the Board, ALL DIGITAL, TBC)
- Brikena Xhomaqi (Director, Lifelong Learning Platform)
16:10 Q&A with participants
16:25 Closing remarks