• September 2020

    Desk Research Report on Micro-credentials

    The MICROBOL Desk Research Report on Micro-credentials, examines the status  of micro-credentials in the context of European Higher Education Area and collects information from existing projects, studies and publications. The report provides an overview of the existing definitions of micro-credentials and presents the diversity of existing micro-credentials in terms of mode of delivery; place, pace, and time of study; volume of work; and basis for awarding of the credential. It also explores how micro-credentials are perceived by different actors.

    The report concludes by discussing how the existing EHEA tools can be used for or adapted to accommodate micro-credentials without stifling the capacity to promote innovation and flexibility, which are usually associated with micro-credentials.

    Lead: EUA with input of the 5 external experts in the project

  • September 2020

    Report on MICROBOL Kick-off Conference

    A report on the findings of the kick-off conference will be made available. Input from the conference will be integrated in the final publication of the desk research report.

    Lead: ENQA, in collaboration with Flemish Ministry of Education and Training

    September 2020

  • October 2020

    National Surveys on Micro-credentials

    BFUG members and nominees are invited to fill out a national survey in order to get a better view on the state of play with regards to micro-credentials in the different EHEA countries.The results of the survey will be the topic of the next Working Group meetings.

  • December 2020/ January 2021

    First meeting Working Groups

    The Working Groups meet to explore the possibilities that the Bologna tools have available in terms of micro-credentials and will discuss the results of the surveys.

    Lead Working Group on QA: Flemish Ministry of Education and Training

    Lead Working Group on QF & ECTS: Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture

    Lead Working Group on Recognition: CIMEA

    December 2020/ January 2021

  • March/April 2020

    Second Meeting Working Groups

    The Working Groups meet to further explore the possibilities that the Bologna tools have available in terms of micro-credentials and develop a framework.

    Lead Working Group on QA: Flemish Ministry of Education and Training

    Lead Working Group on QF & ECTS: Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture

    Lead Working Group on Recognition: CIMEA

  • June 2021

    Report of the Working Group on QA

    The outcomes of the Working Group on QA will be published in a report and feed into the common framework for micro-credentials.

    Lead: Flemish Ministry of Education and Training

    June 2021

  • June 2021

    Report of the Working Group on Recognition

    The outcomes of the Working Group on Recognition will be published in a report and feed into the common framework for micro-credentials.

    Lead: CIMEA

  • June 2021

    Report of the Working Group on QF & ECTS

    The outcomes of the Working Group on QF & ECTS will be published in a report and feed into the common framework for micro-credentials.

    Lead: Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture

    June 2021

  • December 2021

    Common European Framework for Microcredentials

    A common European framework for microcredentials will be proposed, based on the desk research report, on existing frameworks developed in previous projects and/or by different organisations in the field. The link with the Bologna tools will be established, based on the reports from the working groups.

    A public report will be published and distributed at the final conference to all participants, working group members and BFUG members.

    Lead: Flemish Ministry of Education and Training in close cooperation with the experts and the project partners.

  • Febuary 2022

    Report on the final conference

    A report on the final conference of the MICROBOL project will highlight the main outcomes of the final conference.

    Lead: Flemish Ministry of Education and Training

    Febuary 2022