Guidelines for using Open Badges in European youth workers mobility

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  • Open digital badges for youth workers mobility


  • Welcome to the badge world! This a step-by-step guide which will prepare you for using Open digital badges to recognise learning that happens during international youth worker mobility projects (e.g. training courses, seminars, etc.).

    ABOUT OPEN BADGES Open Badges is a worldwide standard to

    validate and recognise learning that happens anywhere. They are visual representation of learning and achievements.

    Badges are digital and thus create new possibilities to manage achievements: store, share and display them anywhere on the web and include on CV.

    Find out more about Open Badges

    BADGES IN YOUTH WORKERS MOBILITY Youth workers mobility offer non-formal

    and informal learning opportunities. Badges map learning and structure the Youthpass reflection process.

    Badges enable trainees to collect evidence of their learning achievements, verify them with their peers and training organisers.

    Find out more about Youthpass



    Create badge project on www.badgecraft.euImport badge system from badge librarySpecify badge contentFamiliarise with tips for using badges






  • Create badge projectat


  • Click to register your account. Login, if you have one

  • Go to Projects/ Organisations and create an organisation. If have already, skip this step

  • Create a new project for your activity

  • Import badge systemfrom


  • On-boarding badge: claimed with a code

    Special topic badge:3 of 5 tasks completed

    Event badge:Unlock any other 10 project badges

    Facilitator badge:3 of 5 tasks completed

    14 badges linked to European key-competences for lifelong learning: earned by completing 3 out 5

    badge tasks

  • Type keywords youth worker

    Import full badge system to your project

  • Specify badge content


  • Go to Projects/Badges to view all imported badges

    Draft indicates the badge that can be modified and yet not visible to users. You can change badge status in Settings

  • Modify 3 badges only

    Training topic badge Badge for participants Badge for facilitators

  • Select Modify to edit badge description according your

    project details.

  • Edit badge tasks for the special badge to reflect the

    topic of your activity

  • Tips for using badges


  • Give to participants the code for the on-boarding badge to use on scan it with QR code scanner

  • SMOOTH START Introduce Open Badges to

    all team members well in advance

    Introduce Open Badges to participants latest on the 2nd day of activity

    Use these resources:

    Video What is a Badge?

    Slides of Youth Work Agent game

    Give out claim code for the on-boarding badge Youth Work Agent

    ACTIVITY PROGRAMME At the end of the day

    give time for participants to reflect their learning and relate it to badge tasks

    At the beginning of the day remind participants about badges and tasks

    During the mid-term evaluation discuss with participants their badge learning progress

    SOFT END On the final day of the

    programme give time for participants to conclude their learning and claim badges

    Relate learning results and achievements to Youthpass key-competences

    Talk how to use badges on social networks and on CV


  • Feedback & supportwrite to



    Promotes the use of Open digital badges and other tools to validate and recognise learning during the European mobility activities.


    European Unions programme which offers funding for mobility projects in various fields of education & learning


    Is a multilingual platform to manage any achievements using world-wide standard of Open digital badges