Microcredentials are not new but have only recently gained EU-wide attention in policy debates. Cedefop has carried out a comprehensive research study to find out how they are designed, delivered and recognised.

Microcredentials are largely seen as complementary to the traditional education and training systems, which are sometimes too slow to respond to the rapid labour market changes. In this respect, they could support the EU’s green and digital transitions, which are creating new skill needs. The challenge now is to improve and scale them up.

Read more on microcredentials in latest Cedefop briefing note.