The project aims to support mobility in the European Higher Education Area by developing an “ECCOE-system” for the recognition of digital credentials. The main aim is to facilitate the endorsement and appropriation of open, online and flexible higher education. In support of this overarching objective, the project aims to increase trust in technology-enabled credentials among students, higher education institutions (HEIs) and employers.

Project title: ECCOE – European Credit Clearinghouse for Opening up Education
Project No: 2019-1-FR01-KA203-062951
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Project coordinator: Fondation UNIT (France)
Contact person at VMU: A. Volungeviciene
Project run: 36 moths (September 2019 – August 2022)
Project budget:
449450 EUR


Activities and outputs:

  1. Develop quality descriptors for courses, modules, MOOCs and groups of competences;
  2. Create and validate a Model Credit Recognition Agreement which will be available in 7 languages (DE, EN, ES, FR, IT, LT, NL);
  3. Set up an online catalogue of over 60 disciplinary and transversal modules which have passed the selection criteria for cross-institution recognition;
  4. Design a system for technology-enabled credentials;
  5. Lay the ground for wider take-up via the ECCOE-system network and piloting, by producing and disseminating the supporting documentation that institutional stakeholders need.

National events will take place in the different partner Member States to disseminate the results and involve external stakeholders in ECCOE activities, with the support of public consultations, research papers, online resources and social media.

Expected impact:

  • Higher Education Institutions: efficiency, quality, transparency.
  • Learners: transparency, mobility, employability.
  • Teachers: objectivity of assessment, time-saving.
  • Employers: trust in qualifications.
  • Policy-makers: systemic vision of the conditions required for the take-up of digital credentials.

Other news:


Credential Descriptor Open Peer Review

Open Education Week March 2-6

ECCOE kick-off meeting, Heilbronn

Meeting of project partners by video conferencing

Open discussion about micro-credentialisation

Practical discussion-creating a microcredential

Synergies among international projects addressing online teaching and learning challenges