Making Informal Recognition Visible and Accessible (MIRVA)

Making Informal Recognition Visible and Accessible (MIRVA)

Making Informal Recognition Visible and Accessible (MIRVA)



European Union - Erasmus Plus


Espace Mendes France-Maison des Sciences et Techniques du Poitou-Charentes (EMF)

Recognition of non-formal and informal learning is increasingly seen as a way to improve lifelong and comprehensive learning, employability and social participation. More and more European countries are stressing the importance of making learning that takes place outside formal education and training institutions visible and valued, for example at work, in leisure time and in voluntary work. Open Badges, the open standard for the recognition of learning outcomes, has proven that a simple, affordable, resilient and trustworthy technology can create an ecosystem that supports the recognition of informal learning in countries, education sectors, work, social environments and technologies. However, current achievements have been limited to "formal recognition of informal learning"; the possibilities that open badges offer to support "informal recognition of informal learning" have yet to be explored.
This is the aim of MIRVA: to make informal recognition visible and workable. The project is funded by the Erasmus plus Program.
Project website: mirva

The project is being implemented by a European consortium:

        EMF, France (Project Management)
        EAEA, Belgium / Europe
        FiBS, Germany
        Gear Up, The Netherlands
        EPL EFPA EURE, France
        Open Knowledge Belgium
        CINECA, Italy
        Mind 2 Innovate, Greece

Update: as part of the dissemination and exploration work, there is now (autumn 2018) a working group in Germany on this topic, with a focus on higher education. It is supported by the German Higher Education Forum on Digitalisation.