The use of Open Badges to recognise non-formal and informal learning

Soft skills such as communication, teamwork, creativity and entrepreneurship are more and more in demand on today’s labour market and they may prove to be the decisive factor between two candidates with equivalent qualifications and experience. But how can we measure, improve and publicly display these skills in CVs or e-Portfolios? The ERASMUS+ funded eLene4work and Open Badge Network projects are doing a crucial job to answer these questions.

An open badge is not simply an online representation of a skill somebody possesses, but also a means that allows its earner to verify their skills, interests and achievements. The aim of this workshop is to highlight how tailor made open badges can serve to promote the acquisition and demonstration soft skills demanded by the 21st century labour market. After a short presentation, participants will be involved in an engaging group activity and be able to experiment with creating their own open badges.


Training leader Ildiko Mazar, EDEN
Learning objectives (skills and competences)
Participants will familiarise themselves with the concept of open badges and their relation to the representation of 21st century skills.
Target group Schools, Universities, Employers and informal learning providers
Preliminary knowledge necessary to participate Basic computer skills
Do participants receive a proof of attendance? No
When and Where
eucen’s Autumn Seminar 2016 (Barcelona, 24-25 November, 2016)
Joining instructions You have to be registered to the eucen Autumn Seminar 2016 to attend the training
Envisaged duration 120 minutes
Number of participants Not limited.