The QualiChain project
QualiChain is a European Horizon 2020 research project that targets the creation, piloting and evaluation of a decentralised platform for storing, sharing and verifying education and employment qualifications and focuses on the assessment of the potential of blockchain technology, algorithmic techniques and computational intelligence 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 following video briefly explains what QualiChain is about and what it offers:
Video 4: Introduction to the QualiChain project.
The project focuses more specifically on the assessment of the implications (technical, political, socio-economic, legal and cultural) as well as the impact – in terms of benefits and risks – of the prescribed solution’s utilisation, whose disruptive potential lies both in the exploitation of the innovative features of the aforementioned individual technologies, as well as in their unique combination in a new territory for the provision of a set of baseline services (Awards’/ Qualifications’ Archiving; Awards’/ Qualifications’ Verification; Qualifications’ Portfolio Management) and a number of value-adding services (Career Counselling and Intelligent Profiling and Competency Management including Recruitment; Competencies’ Evaluation and Development; Consulting and Decision Support).
As shown in Figure 3, the proposed solution will be piloted through four representative scenarios in the key areas targeted by the project: (i) lifelong learning; (ii) smart curriculum design; (iii) staffing the public sector; (iv) providing recruitment and competency management services.
Figure 3: The key areas targeted by the QualiChain project.