Serge is a founding member and President of Reconnaître—Open Recognition Alliance a not-for profit association dedicated to promoting the goals of the Bologna Open Recognition Declaration. He is also a founding member and President of Bit of Trust, a company created at the initiative of internationally recognised experts in the field of talent recognition and development designing the next generation of Open Badges and Web of Trust technologies. He is also working at Espace Mendès France for the development of European projects in the field of informal education.
From ePortfolio to Open Badges, recognition is at the heart of a professional life dedicated to exploring the contribution of digital technologies to the empowerment of individuals and communities, their ability to lead educational and social innovation. Laureate of the Digital Media Learning Trust Challenge (2015) awarded by the MacArthur Foundation, Serge contributed to the development of the Open Badge Passport and the publication of the Bologna Open Recognition Declaration (2016).
After 30+ international projects, he is currently leading three European projects: BRIDGES promoting gender equity in STEM, REVEAL supporting the development of Local Recognition Networks and REPAIR supporting the transformation of professional practices to adopt the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Previously he contributed to the creation of the European Institute for E-Learning (EIfEL, 2001), the European Foundation for Quality in E-Learning (EFQUEL, 2008) and the Internet of Subjects Forum (IoS Forum, 2010). He is the organiser of ePIC, an international conference initiated in 2003 as the International conference of ePortfolios and is now focused on “Building Open Recognition Ecosystems.”