The variety of learning forms and modes has opened new challenges for all parties involved in the assessment and recognition of learning: the learner, the institution as learning provider and the employer or other stakeholder recognising the learning results. Some learning forms and modes raise too many questions when all stakeholders need to agree about the validity of learning process and learning results. European learning providers want to find common denominators for the credentials issued for learners, as well as to review the credentials that are issued to update the discussion on what kind of data is relevant and should support the credential itself.

The ECCOE quality criteria typology developed is based on the European values of openness, transparency, flexibility of learning and aimed at at broad scope of learning offers that are recognised and easily transferable.

This work provided vital input to the whole ECCOE-system.