Building together a learning & recognition society

Open Recognition Alliance

Acting together to open recognition

The Open Recognition Alliance brings together individual and collective actors – all around the world – who want to build an open and learning society, based on the recognition of the talents, skills and aspirations of individuals, communities and territories.

“The knowledge society that is taking off, as we have said, will also have to be a society of recognition” François Taddei

Show your support to Open Recognition!

Open Recognition is an approach born out of the practice of open badges that explores and promotes practices, tools and policies that improve and expand the opportunities for individuals and communities to be recognised and to contribute to the recognition of others. Open recognition can focus on lifelong learning and development or on other socially beneficial goals. Its principles are described in detail in the Bologna Declaration on Open Recognition, which gave rise to the Charter on Open Recognition.

Sign the Bologna Open Recognition Declaration and apply for your Signatory badge! Join the community of Members, Advocates and Ambassadors. 

ePIC 2024 - Paris (France) - From 6 to 8 November

Opening and scaling up digital credential initiatives

Join the conversation at EPIC 2024, the 22nd International Conference on Open Learning and Open Recognition Practices, Technologies and Policies. ePIC 2024 welcomes participants and speakers from all continents and backgrounds to explore all dimensions of the emerging recognition culture that gave birth to the Open Badges.

2024 will mark the launch of an international committee focused on fostering open and sustainable digital credential initiatives for lifelong and lifewide recognition.

The event is returning to Paris, France, hosted in the splendid headquarters of the International Union of Railways (UIC), just a few minutes walk from the Eiffel Tower!

Contributions submission deadline: July 15 2024!

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MIRVA framework and guidelines available

MIRVA framework and guidelines available The MIRVA project about Open Recognition is done! This 3 year ErasmusPlus project resulted in a framework and guidelines to help you and other stakeholders Make Informal Recognition Visible & Actionable. Please find an overview of all great work below. Overview guidelines How to start […]

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Preparing for the future with Badge Cuisine

Over the past five months, the arrival of the coronavirus has changed almost overnight our way of living together, our appreciation of what is important in life, and our expectations for the future. Whether these are lasting changes or whether a vaccine or drug has been found that will cause […]

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Let’s start cooking open badges!

What will learning look like in the future? Therefore the MIRVA partners organise an online event on July 7th where you discover how new technologies like open badges can help to support the ‘informal recognition of informal learning’.  This is done with the use of personas in the area of […]

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All about Open Badges!

Not yet informed or up to date on the Open Badges? Open Recognition Alliance has created for you a website dedicated to this topic : ! Follow The Little White Badge and start your initiatory journey to the world of open recognition!

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