About This Project
BADU – Open Badges to Validate Youthwork
BADU intends to promote the use of Mozilla open badges by youth educators and youth organisations. A badge is a small piece of metal, plastic, cloth, etc., used as a symbol or indicator of an accomplishment, skill, quality or interest. A Mozilla open badge is a file in the shape of an icon or medal issued to prove a person’s skills and/or achievements. The file contains metadata such as the name of the issuer, the criteria it was issued under, evidence verifying the credential and an expiry date. Youth organisations can use open badges to recognise formal and informal learning or achievements (for example, learning or mastering specific vocational tasks, developing work-related basic and transferrable skills, mentoring peers etc.). Youth educators can use open badges to certify and display their own competencies more widely, since open badges can be shared on social media platforms and websites. The project will develop: a guide on the use of open badges by youth organisations, 100 open badges that youth organisations can award, a code of good practice for the use of open badges by youth organisations. The project targets youth educators and youth organisations. The consortium is composed of youth organisations based in DE, UK, IT, ES and LV. Approximately 10,000 youth educators and youth organisations will be informed about the project, with 150 youth organisations and 500 youth educators being directly involved in it.
This project has been co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.