5th NEW VET Hotspot Training
The title of this Hotspot Training was “A new Micro-credential era in VET? Skills, Qualifications Framework and EU Approaches”.
This Hotspot Training brought together a pool of EU professionals, professors and experts in the sector of Vocation Education and Training and micro-credential.
After the welcoming speech from ReadLab’s Director and Co-founder, Ms Vassiliki Chatzipetrou, the event started with the presentation of Mr William O’Keeffe (Policy Officer, Vocational Education & Training DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion European Commission) and with his presentation made NEW VET partners more familiar with the EU approach to micro-credentials.
Later on, Prof. Achilles Kameas (Hellenic Open University & ALL DIGITAL) discussed the opportunities in the digital competencies landscape.
The first session was closed by Ms Anastasia Pouliou (Expert in qualifications and learning outcomes, Department for VET Systems and Institutions, Cedefop) and through her thought-provoking presentation, she elaborated on the micro-credentials for labour market education and training.
The second session opened with Mr Anatolii Garmash (Senior Human Capital Development Expert in Qualification Systems European Training Foundation) who provided a deeper and thorough understanding of micro-credentials.
Mr Andre Schlipp (Managing Director at The Accreditation, Certification and Quality Assurance Institute (ACQUIN)) made a presentation focused on micro-credentials and quality assurance.
The event concluded with the intervention of Ms Giuseppina Tucci (Secretary-General of the Lifelong Learning Platform) who offered a lifelong learning perspective both on micro-credentials context and to the general discussion of the event.