The main goal is to issue a label as a complementary certification to the qualifications obtained by students and take a step forward to the creation of a framework for engineering education in Europe.
The importance of the topic resides in the potential it holds regarding the future of education in Europe, especially in engineering. JEDI also stresses the EDL as an essential step that can help produce a consolidated European Engineering Space and a redefined education and degrees in engineering and technology.
JEDI will develop a label prototype based on engineering measurements to reach its goals as a primary focus for this call. With both an academic and an institutional framework, the project aims to prove the feasibility of such an EDL and improve the “technological readiness level” from a proof of concept to a fully defined and qualified label.
The ENHANCE contribution to the project will be the alignment of the EDL to the European Education Pathways, an innovative study offer, and exchange programme developed by ENHANCE to provide students maximum flexibility in their study plans and European study experiences.
The most important benefit is the recognition of experience from studies in another European country. An official label will facilitate the certification and recognition of mobility periods, but also the recognition of degrees on the international job market after graduation.
The technicalities of the work to reach these goals are complex and will probably take time. Still, JEDI, in its pilot phase, will contribute to this essential conversation that the European Universities are having, including the ENHANCE Alliance.