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 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. The partnership sets the following objectives for Sep 2015-July 2017:
European Badge Alliance was initiated by 8 partners: UNISER (lead partner, Italy), European Federation of Intercultural Learning (Belgium), Lithuanian Association of Non-formal Education, Youth for Exchange and Understanding (Belgium/Portugal), HOC-Lab (Politecnico di Milano, Italy), Badgecraft (Lithuania), Associazione Emiliano-Romagnola Centri Autonomi di Formazione Professionale (Italy), Semper Avanti (Poland).
European Badge Alliance is and outcome of strategic partnership co-funded by the European Union’s programme Erasmus+
21st century is definitely the right time to start questioning official certifications and see whether something else, meaningful, powerful, digital can be added on the side to acknowledge all the competencies and skills that normally do not get recognition: that something are the digital badges. I’m glad to see them coming.
We found what we were looking for! Open badges is a youth-friendly and visual tool as well as it is verifiable and reliable digital tool. It allow learners to get evidence of their achievements and share it with the world. Now anybody can build their recognition systems and be part of the open global recognition eco-system. Can it be better than that?!