This Reader is the result of research on recent studies and best practices dedicated to the institutional and technical requirements, challenges, liabilities and opportunities of digital badges. It provides guidelines and recommendations for design and implementation of open badges on organizational and national level and is meant to be used as a training material for the staff in adult educational settings and policy-makers concerning implementation of open badges in Europe.

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The document facilitates the understanding of the key concepts behind open badges and the key actors involved. It represents a lesson shared on how the open-badges-concept might influence learning, assessment and opportunities for lifelong learning and gives insights into their advantages in adult education. The reader discusses opportunities for using badge in adult education, and addresses some best practices from formal and non-formal adult education. The last section underlines some strategies for exploitation of open badges in educational organizations across Europe and addresses issues related to policy and practice.