Launch of the European Digital Credentials for Learning
Launched by the European Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights
On 25 October, European Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights, Nicolas Schmit launched the European Digital Credentials for Learning in an online event with over 1,500 participants. He said “with European Digital Credentials for Learning, individuals can easily share their learning achievements in a secure and digital way, when applying for a job or for further studies and training".
The launch showcased examples of how European Digital Credentials for Learning are being used by the organisations piloting the tool. These DGLs are used for issuing full qualifications, but are also used for certificates of the outcomes of non-formal learning such as volunteering or short employer-provided training (work-place training) sessions. The importance of the standards underpinning the European Digital Credentials for Learning was also stressed.
You can follow the launch here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foOcnD0uCyU
European Digital Credentials for Learning help employers, and education and training providers to quickly confirm if someone's diplomas and certificates are genuine and accurate. These, as well as other informal learning achievements are now being increasingly issued in digital formats.
European Digital Credentials for Learning makes it easier for both the issuer and the student to create tamper-proof, shareable documents. Moreover, holders of digital credentials for learning can safely receive and store digital credentials with the Europass platform.
More details are available at https://europa.eu/europass/en/news/launch-event-report-european-digital-credentials-learning