The QualiChain project consortium met online on September 7-8, 2021. Representatives from all project partners joined the 2-day meeting to discuss the latest project developments and plan their next activities. The QualiChain project 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.
The main focus of this meeting was on planning the project activities for the remainder of the final year of the project. In particular, the pilots of the project will be deploying and evaluating the QualiChain platform with real users in a variety of educational and employment contexts. The project partners will also be focusing their outreach efforts towards establishing the QualiChain brand via targeted dissemination and communication activities, as well as various exploitation, standardisation and collaboration initiatives.