The aim of the event is to introduce the European Digital Credentials for Learning Infrastructure and how to use it to issue digital Micro-Credentials that are compliant with Annex 1 of the Council Recommendation on a European approach to microcredentials
for lifelong learning and employability. Starting from the policy context from which the European Learning Model (ELM) was born, then explaining and demonstrating how education providers can use this EU standard and the EDC tools, participants can learn not only how to issue digital micro-credentials to anyone, at any stage of their lifelong learning journeys, but also what preconditions their institutions need to meet to make credential issuance smooth, efficient and beneficial.
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.
Airina Volungevičiené has been working among leading researchers, methodology specialists and policy makers in the area of distance learning development in Lithuania since 1998. Having graduated her first master degree at Vytautas Magnus University (Lithuania), she spent 11 years working at Kaunas University of Technology as distance learning methodology specialists and researcher. She coordinated numerous international projects in the area of distance education, worked on national study and strategy for distance learning network development in Lithuania, promoted methodological activities in Lithuanian Distance and eLearning (LieDM) network.
Koen Nomden is currently Team Leader for “Transparency and Recognition of Skills and Qualifications”, within the Unit on Skills and Qualifications of the European Commission (DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion). Before that he was a policy officer in charge of the validation of non-formal and informal learning and career guidance within the same unit. Other positions he held within the European Commission were that of Erasmus Mundus Programme Manager and of policy officer in charge of setting up a European Executive Agency in charge of implementing programmes in education, training, culture and media. Before joining the Commission in 2003 Koen worked at the University of Antwerp (researcher) and at the European Institute of Public Administration in Maastricht (the Netherlands). Koen studied public policy and administration at the University of Twente (NL) and holds a master in European Studies from the College of Europe.
Anthony Camilleri has dedicated over 15 years to the field of digital education policy and implementation, working extensively with a range of international organisations. As a founder and senior partner at the Knowledge Innovation Centre, he works to leverage knowledgebased methodologies to drive innovation in education. There he coordinates teams working on educational interoperability, digital learning innovation, quality assurance in education and inclusion. He is renowned for his role as a key architect of the European Digital Credential Infrastructure and the European Learning Model, which are instrumental in harmonizing educational standards and qualifications across the continent. He has also researched and consulted on the implementation of digital credentialling systems and qualifications databases in various regions, including Europe, North Africa, and Central & South-East Asia. His belief in the potential of education to realise human potential is not just a professional stance, but a personal philosophy that underpins all his work.
Ildiko Mazar has 25 years of professional practice in the field of open education and e-learning Ildiko has observed and engaged in policy dialogues, professional academic collaborations, and practice exchange, actively contributing to the modernisation of European Higher Education and education technology in general. Utilising her experience, expertise and transversal skills, she contributed to the conception, management and successful implementation of 50+ edtech projects. For the past 5 years she has been focusing mostly on the development and uptake of innovative solutions in the fields of competence development and (micro-)credentialing. Since 2019 she has been supporting the European Commission in deploying the European Learning Model and European Digital Credentials for Learning.
Estela Daukšienė is a Deputy Director at VMU ISI. She is responsible for teacher consultations on online and blended studies. She has worked as a specialist, administrator, project manager and researcher at various educational institutions, as the head of Administration of Lithuanian Association of Distance and e-Learning (LieDM Association); in 2016-2021 was the President of Lithuanian Association of Distance and e-Learning ( LieDM Association ). She is currently the Head of the Board of Lithianian Association of Distance and e-Learning (LieDM Association).
Elena Trepulė appointed by EDEN DLE Management Boardas a Secretary General in May, 2022. Elena Trepule is an associate professor at Education Academy, Vytautas Magnus university (LT), an active participant and researcher of multiple international research (Lithuanian Research Council) and applied research projects and networks across Europe as well as EDEN in the topics of open online learning, technology enhanced learning and adult education. Since 2005 she has been working as an independent expert for the European Education Executive Agency, Eurydice, European Network of Adult Education (Ecorys Ltd.), Lithuanian Education Exchanges Support Foundation (national agency) and Youth International Cooperation Agency (national agency). Since 2015 Elena has been a regional ambassador of EPALE portal for adult educators, 2015 – 2022 – a regional representative of Lithuanian Association of Adult Education (member of EAEA) in Kaunas.