Knowledge Building Event – Micro-Credentialing Readiness: Conditions for Maturity and Impact, Wednesday April 24 at 14:00 (CET)


The aim of the event is to discuss the building movement of micro-credentialing in education, training and labour, linked with the European Approach to Microcredentials for Lifelong Learning and Employability. The focus will be placed on institutional readiness and conditions for reaching maturity and impact. The goal is to contribute to a European level conversation examining the conditions and drivers required for successful adoption, implementation and widespread impact across the European education and training sectors. The conversation will also consider ‘what’s next’ in 2024 and beyond and contribute dialogue to a consensus-driven approach for micro-credentialing maturity and impact.

European Digital Education Hub

The European Digital Education Hub (EDEH) is an initiative of the European Commission, funded by the Erasmus+ programme (2021-2027) and operated by a consortium of eleven organisations, under a service contract with the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA).

EDEN Digital Learning Europe Knowledge Building team is actively contributing to this Hub.

Monthly innovative events are organised to discover and debate which are the current and future challenges of the digital transformation of education.


Mitchell Peters, Senior Researcher, Unit of Skills Foresight and Labour Market Analysis, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya

Mitchell Peters is a research lead in the Unit of Skills Foresight and Labour Market Analysis, at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC). In the field of educational technology, his research interests include lifelong learning for employability and online higher education with an emphasis on interdisciplinary, mixed methods, and critical perspectives. He has published in leading peer-reviewed journals such as the British Journal of Educational Technology, Higher Education Research and Development, and the Australasian of Educational Technology. Currently he is UOC lead on a range of European projects on micro-credentialing, reskilling and upskilling in European higher education.


Paul den Hertog, Senior Advisor, SURF, The Netherlands

Paul den Hertog is a retired DJ, sailor, design thinker and technology-consultant with a strong believe in the positive effect of education on both individuals and society. He is very motivated to contribute to flexible education and lifelong learning, applying emerging technologies in new contexts. Currently, he spends most of his time working on the design and implementation of the european digital identity wallet and micro-credentials.

Padmasheela Kiiskilä, (TAU) Researcher, Tampere University, Finland

Padmasheela Kiiskilä is a doctoral researcher NOVI unit, her current focus is on Micro-credentials from organisational perspective through the lens of knowledge management. Research is done as part of one the EU Commission initiatives, ECIU University (a Consortium of 14 European universities). Her current work involves working with the ECIU alliance partners in figuring out best way to offer and issue micro-credentials to all learners and how these micro-credentials can be used to enhance learner understanding of their competences and skills thus opening them to flexible learning pathways to achieve their goals.

Lena Patterson, Interim Assistant Dean, Programs at Toronto Metropolitan University, Canada

Lena Patterson is Interim Assistant Dean, Programs, at The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education at Toronto Metropolitan University where she oversees programming in service of continuing education learners. Prior to her interim appointment, Lena was Program Director, Microcredentials for three years where she established the award winning Curv microcredential program and strategy for the school. She has eleven years experience in higher education and nonprofit leadership focused on open education, online and technology-enabled teaching and learning, education and industry pathways, and microcredentials. Lena is the current President of the Ontario Council for University Lifelong Learning (OCULL) and incoming Co-Chair of the Council for Credential Innovation.