• 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

  • October 2020

    Report on MICROBOL Kick-off Conference

    The Microbol kick-off report on the findings of the kick-off conference and working groups is 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

    October 2020

  • October - December 2020

    MICROBOL Survey on Micro-credentials in EHEA countries

    BFUG members and nominees were invited to complete a national survey in order to give a better view on the state of play with regards to micro-credentials in the different EHEA countries. The results of the survey are the topics of the Working Group meetings. The final version of the Microbol survey report is published in February 2021.

  • January 2021

    January 2021

  • February 2021

    Survey Report: Micro-credentials in EHEA countries

    The Survey Report on ‘Micro-credentials and Bologna Key Commitments, State of play in the European Higher Education Area’ is published.

  • May 2021

    May 2021

  • June 2021

    Output Document of the Working Group on QA

    The Output Document of the Working Group on QA is published. This output will feed into the common framework for micro-credentials.

    Lead: Flemish Ministry of Education and Training

  • June 2021

    June 2021

  • June 2021

  • July 2021

    Joint Document Recommendations

    A Joint Document with Recommendations from the MICROBOL project was published for the European Commission’s proposal for Council recommendation on micro-credentials for lifelong learning and employability.

    July 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.

  • February 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

    February 2022