The project aims to provide the most comprehensive policy analysis yet conducted of the impact of modularisation, unbundling and micro-credentialing in European Higher Education.

Project title: MicroHE – Support Future Learning Excellence through Micro-Credentialing in Higher Education
Project No.: 590161-EPP-1-2017-DE-EPPKA3-PI-Forward
Project web page: https://microcredentials.eu/
Project coordinator: Cooperative State University Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany
Contact person at VMU: A.Volungeviciene  airina.volungeviciene@vdu.lt
Project run: 36 moths (December 2017 – November 2020)


  1. Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania
  2. European Distance and E-Learning Network, United Kingdom
  3. Institut Jozef Stefan, Slovenia
  4. Tampere University of Technology, Finland
  5. Knowledge Innovation Centre, Malta
  6. Fondazione Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  7. Knowledge 4 All Foundation, United Kingdom

Project activities:

  • Gathering the state of the art in micro-credentialing in European Higher Education today, by organizing the first European survey on micro-credentials in HE, surveying at least 70 institutions across the continent, with the aim of understanding the current level of provision, the types of micro-credentials offered and future trends in provision of micro-credentials.
  • Forecasting the impacts of continued modularisation of Higher Education on HE Institutions by using forward-scanning techniques, specifically through the use of DELPHI methodology.
  • Examining the adequacy of European recognition instruments for micro-credentials, in particular ECTS, the diploma supplement and qualification frameworks.
  • Proposing a ‘credit supplement’ to give detailed information about micro-credentials in a way compatible with ECTS, the diploma supplement and qualification frameworks.
  • Proposing a meta-data standard and developing an online clearinghouse to facilitate recognition, transfer and portability of micro-credentials in Europe.


MicroHE Expert Panel Workshop

MicroHE conference in EDEN