Entries by Frederik Beeckx

Will you win the 1ste Badges Award

What is the BADGES Award? It’s a competition that aims to promote innovative initiatives and ideas for validating informal and lifelong learning for adults in the cultural and heritage sector. We would like to invite innovative European projects from the field and provide a forum for presentation and exchange. We are looking for projects and […]

BADGES Conference ‘Learning in and through heritage’!

Heritage makes us wiser! By visiting cultural or natural heritage sites, you learn about a specific culture or nature area. It allows you to develop broader competences. But how exactly can exhibitions, monuments or landscapes contribute to this? How can they present themselves and turn the experience into one that motivates people to delve deeper […]

Tatra Mountains (Poland)

The Tatra National Park is one of the most visited national parks in Poland with many educational paths, museums, educational centres and a wide activity focused on cooperation with tourists and the local community. For this reason this pilot project, together with the park educators, has designed an educational programme in the planned new visitor […]

Sjarabang arts festival (Belgium)

Sjarabang annually organizes an inclusive arts festival for people with disabilities. A large number of volunteers guide and support disabled people during their participation in various art workshops. This pilot project in Belgium is a great example of learning in a non-formal way in a cultural setting. The volunteers who were interested did a retrospective […]

Learning Islands – Berlengas (Portugal)

The pilot project in the protected marine area of the Berlengas Islands in Portugal is an excellent example of the BADGES methodology applied to a sustainable tourist activity. By involving the participants of the pilot project through activities that are experienced as fun and natural, such as interactive discussions and mobile phone games, the awareness […]

Walking Tour Windmill Heritage (Holland)

The Dutch pilot project aims to increase the interest and awareness in sustaining the windmill heritage in the Netherlands. The project tries to achieve this by providing worksheets to visitors who participate in unguided tours in the city of Schiedam in order to encourage their engagement and learning process. In a later stage these worksheets […]

Transnational meeting in Cagliari

On the 13th and 14th of May, the partners of the Erasmus+ project came together in Cagliari (Sardinia, Italy). We teamed up in Exma, a former slaughter house, recently transformed into a museum of ‘Exhibiting and Moving Arts’. On the first day every partner presented their pilot project with the badging system. Best practices and […]