New strategies and models were investigated for the implementation of automatic recognition. In addition, the project was designed to formulate recommendations to support ENIC-NARIC centres that want to assess the outcomes of 'eclectic' learning, such as forms of e-learning and in-company training programmes.

The results of the PARADIGMS project were further developed in the later e-VALUATE project and in the ongoing STACQ project.


  • 2 expert groups made an inventory of the latest developments in automatic recognition and eclectic learning and published policy papers on these 2 topics.
  • We developed and tested new guidelines to further implement automatic recognition in the EHEA and recognise new forms of learning.


PARADIGMS was co-funded by Erasmus +. Nuffic had the lead in the PARADIGMS project as the ENIC-NARIC of the Netherlands. The other consortium partners were:

  • NARIC France
  • NARIC Denmark
  • NARIC Lithuania
  • NARIC Norway
  • NARIC Portugal
  • NARIC Ireland
  • NARIC Slovenia
  • NARIC Flanders

Other partners

  • The President of the ENIC Bureau
  • The Vice-President of the Lisbon Recognition Convention Committee.


Oops a MOOC (337.43 kB)

A Short Path to Automatic Recognition – 4 Models (986.5 kB)

Contact and more information

For more information about PARADIGMS please contact the project coordinators, Ms Jenneke Lokhoff and Mr Bas Wegewijs, by filling in our contact form or calling +31 (0)70 4260 260.