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Groningen Declaration

From: Sunny Lee <sunny@badgealliance.org>
Date: Wed, 8 Oct 2014 11:41:12 -0400
Message-ID: <CAATp=XYJWgcW-fErnhO3yrASBN52DmRS80pXfA4CQmLTL8iuRg@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-credentials@w3.org
I'm currently in DC to attend EDiNTEROP hosted by PESC to give a basic
badges talk.

In one of the announcements, I learned about the Groningen Declaration. Cut
and paste below:

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GRONINGEN DECLARATION AND NEXT GENERATION TOPICS FEATURED AT EDiNTEROP –
PESC’S 1ST ANNUAL DATA SYMPOSIUM & SUMMIT

“INTERNATIONAL PORTABILITY OF EDUCATION DATA" TO SHOWCASE WORLDWIDE USE OF
PESC APPROVED STANDARDS

Washington, D.C.    The Board of Directors of PESC is pleased to announce
"The Groningen Declaration" as Keynote Presentation for "EDiNTEROP" –
PESC’s 1st Annual Data Symposium and Summit scheduled for October 8-10,
2014 at the Liaison Capitol Hill, An Affinia Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Herman de Leeuw, Secretary of the Groningen Declaration Network, DUO -
Education Executive Agency of the Netherlands Ministry of Education,
Science and Culture, will present the Keynote Address on Wednesday morning
October 8, 2014.  The Groningen Declaration is the declaration of intent
signed on April 16, 2012 in Groningen, the Netherlands, at the closure of
the Global Founding Seminar Digital Student Data Depositories Worldwide.

Digital Student Data Depositories Worldwide, or The Groningen Declaration
as the initiative has come to be known, aims to bring about mobility, to
foster development of best practices and globally accepted standards for
the secure, citizen centered consultation of educational data allowing
globally mobile citizens to share their authentic educational data with
whomever they want, whenever they want, wherever.

The inaugural meeting in 2012 was broadened in 2013 with a meeting in
Beijing, then in 2014 with a meeting at Georgetown University in
Washington, D.C.  The next annual meeting is being held May 4-6, 2015 at
the University of Malaga in Spain.

The growing importance of The Groningen Declaration is signified by the
number of nations included, from The Netherlands, France, Italy, Spain and
the UK, to Mexico, China, Australia, Romania and South Africa to many
others, including the United States of America which is represented on the
Executive Committee by Michael Reilly, Executive Director of the American
Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO);
Ricardo Torres, President & CEO of the National Student Clearinghouse; and
Tom Black, Associate Vice Provost for Student Affairs and University
Registrar at Stanford University.

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I've highlighted the part that is of particular interest considering our
work within the Credentials CG.

Was wondering if anyone in our cg might be aware of this declaration and if
there might be cross pollination conversations happening already?

Sunny
Received on Thursday, 9 October 2014 16:34:28 UTC

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