EU Council adopted Recommendation on a European approach to micro-credentials for lifelong learning and employability

22 June 2022EU news

To strengthen lifelong learning, the Council is recommending member states to adopt a European approach to micro-credentials and in particular to apply a common EU definition, EU standards and key principles for the design and issuance of micro-credentials. Micro-credentials document the learning outcomes that a learner has acquired following a small volume of learning.

The goal is that member states, stakeholders and providers (from education and training institutions to private companies) develop and use micro-credentials in a coherent way. This new tool would allow EU citizens, facing significant demographic, societal and economic changes, to take advantage of personalised learning and career pathways.

Member states are invited to inform the Commission by December 2023 about measures to support the objectives of the recommendation.

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