open digital badges for european learning mobility

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  • Serious fun of using badges in European learning mobility

    Laimonas Ragauskas, @laimis001Nerijus Kriauciunas, @badgecraft

  • Context

    The terms 'Learning mobility in the field of youth' refer to the mobility of young people across countries, inside and outside Europe, in formal and non-formal learning settings

    Learning mobility takes place in the frame of exchange programmes with the aim of promoting and developing personal and professional competences, communication, interpersonal and intercultural skills, and active citizenship among others.

    Every year the European Union supports more than 400,000 young people to work, train and study abroad.


  • European Badge Alliance

    European Badge Alliance (EBA) is a strategic partnership of organisations and institutions active in learning mobility and committed to the quality and recognition of learning and achievements using Open digital badges.

    EBA aims at using Open digital badges to innovate the recognition, validation and communication processes of key competences acquired by young learners and staff in non-formal learning contexts, especially through experiences of learning mobility abroad.

    Co-funded through EU Erasmus+ Programme3

  • EBA Partners


  • European tools in focus


















  • Badges for youth exchanges


    On-boarding badge claimed with code

    Special Powers - bonus badge

    Badge quest:3 out 5 tasks

    Unlock 5 other badges

    Badge quest: 4 out 5 tasks

    Badge quest:3 out 5 tasks

    Badge quest:3 out 5 tasks

    Badge quest:3 out 5 tasks

    Badge quest:all tasks or nothing

    Badge quest:3 out 5 tasks

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  • Badges for European Voluntary Service


    3 on-boarding badges issued via email/claim code

    8 fun badges issued via email/claim code

    24 badges for each key-competence area issued after completing quests

    Level 1 badge quest:1 of 3 tasks

    Level 2 badge quest:3 of 6 tasks

    Level 3 badge quest:4 of 7 tasks

  • Example of EVS badge questBadge description:The first level badge of the sense of initiative and entrepreneurship competence. That means that volunteer managed to do the first and important step into implementation of their own initiative exploring the needs of the people they collaborate with.

    Task 1: Set up the meeting with your hosting organization, learn about their activities and find out the possibilities what kind of initiative you can implement during EVS project and share them with us! Evidence type: text input, verified by 1 project member

    Task 2: This competence is also about flexibility and looking for different and creative ways of doing things. Do you want to become Flexy sexy? Than just do something without using any special resources. You asking us how? Just find your way, do it and share with us your experience! Evidence type: file upload, verified by 1 project member

    Task 3: As it is about initiative and entrepreneurship...create your own task! Evidence type: verified by 1 mentor 9

  • Badges for Youth Workers mobility


    On-boarding badge claimed with code

    Special topic badge:3 of 5 tasks

    14 badges for key-competence areas

    Personal competence:3 of 5 tasks

    Professional competence:3 of 5 tasks

    Unlock 9 other badges

    Badge quest:4 of 5 tasks

  • Badges for strategic partnerships


  • Badge systems in progress

    _Badges for school exchanges

    _Badges for Vocational Education and Training mobility

    _Badges for Erasmus practice placements

    _Badges for international facilitators


  • Be serious about badges, but have some fun too_Consider adequate resources for design and testing phases

    _Well embed badges into learning processes

    _Include possibilities to add verified evidence of achievements

    _Relate to existing competence frameworks and recognition tools

    _Use elements of gamification

    _Create playful and colourful design

    _Have lightweight implementation

    _Dare to challenge traditional thinking of credentials

    _Play with numbers


  • Thank you!


    Badgecraft team,, @badgecraft

  • Some useful references_Learning mobility and non-formal learning in European contexts. Policies, approaches and examples,

    _European Badge Alliance,

    _Mozilla Open Badges,


    _European Unions Erasmus+ Programme,



    _Key-competences for Lifelong Learning,

    _Badge images for youth exchanges, 15


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