MicroNet Inaugural Peer Learning Forum - 14th Dec 11am

MicroCreds, together with the Irish Universities Association (IUA) are delighted to host the inaugural event for the newly-formed MicroNet Consortium. This timely online peer learning forum will provide opportunities to explore transnational mobility and recognition for micro-credentials in a European Higher Education context.

Date & Time: Wednesday 14th December 2022, 11.00am-1.00pm (GMT)

MicroNet is a European transnational peer support and learning network for university micro-credentials, comprising an innovative and actively change-making higher education consortia, led by the IUA. MicroNet is a 3-year project funded through to 2025 by the European Commission’s Erasmus+ Programme (ERASMUS).

The MicroNet Consortium is comprised of the Irish Universities Association, MicroCreds, the European University Association (EUA), Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI), European University of Post-Industrial Cities (UNIC) and the European Consortium of Innovative Universities (ECIU).

The event will be chaired by Dr Lynn Ramsey, Director of MicroCreds at IUA, who will provide an overview of the MicroCreds project and work being done in our partner universities.

Our opening address will be delivered by Keith Moynes, Head of Higher Education Policy Division, Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science. Keith will offer an overview of micro-credentials and lifelong learning in an Irish context.

Expert speakers at the event include:

  • Vanessa Debiais-Sainton, Head of Higher Education Unit, Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture, European Commission
  • Robert Plummer, Senior Adviser, BusinessEurope
  • Klara Engels-Perenyi, Policy Officer Adult Skills, Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission
  • William O’Keefe, Policy Officer, Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission

This online event is open to all working in micro-credentials and lifelong learning but booking is essential.

Note: This event will be recorded and note takers will record discussions during the breakout session to be shared anonymised after the event. By registering for this event you are consenting to this.

For more information on MicroNet visit: www.iua.ie/micronet