The DigiLink project has two main objectives:

  • map the common data elements of ENIC-NARIC recognition statements and develop a guide for ENIC-NARICs on how to use European Digital Credentials for Learning (EDC) to issue recognition statements in an open standard format, and
  • investigate opportunities for integrating ENIC-NARIC information databases with higher education institution recognition workflows.

The project aims to support European standardisation efforts in digital credentialing as well as the digitalisation efforts of the participating ENIC-NARIC centers. It does this by laying a groundwork for further development of their information databases towards automated provision of recognition data to stakeholders and by enlarging the evidence base on digitalisation as a means to support automatic recognition.


DigiLink will conduct desk studies to understand the current landscape of recognition data sharing and develop a blueprint to achieve its goals. It will then collect and analyse examples of recognition statements to create a template structure based on the common data elements. This template structure will be used to develop a guide for ENIC-NARICs on how to create customised recognition statements as digital credentials. Finally, DigiLink will report on opportunities for integrating ENIC-NARIC databases with higher education institution recognition workflows.

Funding and partners

The DigiLink project is co-funded by Erasmus+ and coordinated by Nuffic. The consortium consists of the following partners:

Project team

  • ENIC-NARIC The Netherlands (coordinator)
  • ENIC-NARIC Estonia
  • ENIC-NARIC France
  • ENIC-NARIC Germany
  • ENIC-NARIC Italy
  • ENIC-NARIC Poland
  • ENIC-NARIC Sweden

Steering group

  • EMREX (represented by Sikt)
  • ENIC Canada
  • Groningen Declaration Network (GDN)

Contact and more information 

For more information about DigiLink please contact the project coordinator Ms Evelien Willems by filling in our contact form or calling +31 (0)70 4260 260.

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