BADGES for quality learning approaches and validation of non-formal
learning in cultural and heritage contexts.

What is BADGES?

The BADGES project sets out to develop a learning and validation approach for cultural and heritage sites that leads to the award of digital badges to visitors who participate in specific learning activities offered by the sites.


Heritage and cultural settings offer the ideal learning environment to (further) develop knowledge, skills and attitudes. The BADGES project aims at giving heritage learning the place it deserves in ‘lifelong learning’.

Who and how?

Imagine a youngster or an adult visiting a participating museum, a nature park or an historic site and watch, listen, act, participate and … learn. At the end of the visit or, back at home, he/she gets the opportunity to give proof of what he/she learned and is awarded by a … digital badge!

Our latest news

Trainingcourse in Peniche

In October, the participating partners of the Erasmus+ project came together in Peniche (Portugal), for a joint staff training course. A five-day course during which the participants got acquainted with the project’s innovative methodology,…

Learning happens everywhere

Project Badges has taken the next step towards implementation of Badges in the heritage sector during the second transnational meeting in Cagliari Sardinia. During this meeting the project team visited one of the great examples of informal learning…

New Erasmus+ Project: Badges

Badges for non-formal learning in heritage & cultural settings Initial (formal) education and training does not longer suffice for a learner in the rapidly changing society and work environment in present Europe. Additional training,…

Happy to announce: BADGES is part of The European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018

What is the European Year of Cultural Heritage? Throughout 2018, we will celebrate our diverse cultural heritage across Europe - at EU, national, regional and local level. The aim of the European Year of Cultural Heritage is to encourage more…