On 24 and 25 October 2016 the EBA partners met in Bologna to share their first feedback on the piloting of badges frameworks and discuss the next steps of the project.
YEU and Semper Avanti have been testing the Youth workers mobility and EVS Badges framework, respectively. UNISER has developed the badges framework for VET mobility and has been testing it in October-November and will test it again next year in cooperation with AECA. EFIL has been piloting the youth workers mobility badges at the Training for Trainers and especially, has created a new Badge framework for long-term secondary school exchanges! We have been testing it within the European Citizenship Trimester Programme.
Project partners are now working on feedback questionnaires for users of badges and in producing guidelines for youth workers on how to use the badges frameworks. We will also soon have a promotional video.
Finally, at the meeting partners started planning the next phase of the project, namely the one related to advocacy and dissemination, of which EFIL will be in charge in the next months. One objective is to reach out to many organisations and invite them to join the European Badge Alliance and start using the Badges frameworks developed. Also, many organisations are developing projects on badges and we want to link up with them, as we have done with the GO2B project, developing badges for class exchanges.
The next meeting will take place in Brussels on 14-15 March 2017 and the main focus will be the planning of the final conference which will take place in Brussels in June 2017.