The Eighth Annual Groningen Declaration Network (GDN) Meeting will be held in the city of Puebla, Mexico, from 24 to 26 April 2019, for the first time since its establishment as a bilingual event, with simultaneous interpretation being offered in English and Spanish, under the theme:

Creating the New World for Academic and Professional Mobility
Creando el Nuevo Mundo para la Movilidad Académica y Profesional

Participants of the Groningen Declaration Network from across the globe will convene at the Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla (UPAEP), located in the iconic UNESCO world heritage city of Puebla.

Click here to read the invitation to attend from our local host, Dr Emilio José Baños Ardavin, President of UPAEP.


Click here to go to the dedicated website for the 2019 Puebla Annual Meeting


Meet the 2019 Annual Meeting Host, Puebla, Mexico


The annual meeting of the Groningen Declaration Network, recently quoted in a ground breaking UNESCO report as probably being “one of the main global convenors in the Digital Credentialing Ecosystem” is the one event where all stakeholders in the global Digital Student Data Ecosystem can meet, network, exchange information and showcase ongoing pilots and systems developments.

The costs of the first five annual meetings, from the inaugural meeting in Groningen until the fifth annual meeting in Cape Town were generously covered by the charter entities.  Since the incorporation in December 2016, the GDN runs its operations on a sustainable basis. The GDN income, generated by registration fees, annual participant contributions and sponsorship contributions serves to covers the cost  of the GDN Office and the expenses for the Annual Meeting, and it is our pleasure to express here our sincere thanks to our network’s participants for their continuous financial support.


  • 2020 – India, venue and dates yet to be decided, hosted by CDSL
  • 2021 – Ottawa, Canada, venue and dates yet to be decided, hosted by ARUCC, PCCAT, CUCCIO and CanPESC