EUNIS 2021 Congress


EUNIS Congress 2021 (European UNiversities Information Systems)

As part of our ongoing collaboration, 1EdTech Europe will be co-organizing a number of sessions at the #EUNIS21 Congress for European universities in June.

The event features an inspiring schedule of presentations, roundtables, and workshops. Here are just a few of the sessions featuring 1EdTech members that we think will interest you.



Workshops (1-4 June)


Tuesday, 1 June – 14.00-17.00 (CEST)

Everywhere and Nowhere: student mobility in the era of micro learning, digital credentials and blockchain

Outline agenda (times are approximate)

14.00 – Playing with Micro-credentials: Going Beyond the Sandbox

This talk explores the rapidly evolving micro-credentialing movement and the implications for higher education. It provides a working European definition of the concept of micro-credentials and endeavors to explain why there is such growing interest worldwide in alternative models of recognition—for better and worse. In attempting to get out of the micro-credential sandbox and position them within an expanded 21st Century credential ecology, a diverse range of both European and international examples will be shared with participants. The key message of the talk is that the micro-credentialing movement needs to be taken seriously, and European higher education institutions need to develop a strategic response to this potentially disruptive change force. Arguably, we have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to reimagine traditional models of recognition and credentialing in the service of a more digitally connected learning society.

14.30 – Viewpoints: a range of perspectives on why micro-credentials are important and why universities should be looking to deliver value in this way

15.30 – Case studies exploring benefits such as student employability, workforce diversity, and regional labor market development.

16.30 – Our panelists will discuss technology, standards, credibility, and points of commonality and controversy.


Wednesday, 2 June – 14.00-17.00 (CEST)

How to save millions by giving up spaghetti: true interoperability for the digital age

Join us for an introduction to Edu-API, find out about the latest developments, and hear about the benefits from those already adopting a standards-based approach.

Outline agenda (times are approximate)

14.00 – Introduction to Edu-API

  • Current state and future vision.
  • Practical use case from Sweden.

15.00 – What does the MVP (minimum viable product) for Edu-API in Europe look like?

  • Is what we have now suitable for early adoption in terms of solving some real-world problems/pain points?

16.00 – Use cases for exchange of student information

  • What other use cases would we like to see addressed?
  • How do we prioritize them?
  • Next steps




Congress Presentations (9-11 June)


Security, Privacy & Ethics

  • Markus Gylling: Don’t Panic: a hitchhiker’s guide to tackling SEP fields via App Vetting


Interoperability across the EU

  • Ola Ljungkrona: A fish in your ear: making sense of European higher education with Edu-API


Digital Credentials in EU HE

  • Simone Ravaioli: Know where your towel is: other competencies can be demonstrated through digital credentials