The new H2020 project QualiChain has had its kick-off meeting on January 22-23, hosted by the coordinator partner NTUA in Athens, Greece. QualiChain targets the creation, piloting and evaluation of a decentralised platform for storing, sharing and verifying education and employment qualifications. The project focuses on the assessment of the potential of blockchain technology for disrupting the domain of public education, as well as its interfaces with private education, the labour market, public sector administrative procedures and the wider socio-economic developments.
Representatives from all consortium partners joined the meeting to set the work plan for the following months, discuss challenges and opportunities for innovation, as well as take decisions on the immediate next steps. The next project plenary face-to-face meeting will be held on May 9-10 in Lisbon, Portugal.