Recognition of virtual exchange

Participating in virtual exchange activities help develop a wide range of skills that are going to contribute to finding meaningful future employment. To this end, recognition of virtual exchange is essential.

The EVOLVE project and the Erasmus Plus Virtual Exchange initiative  undertook research which has highlighted these skills. They include intercultural competencies such us empathy, self-awareness, curiosity about and understanding of other cultures. As a result, participants should feel comfortable in dealing with difference.

Future employment will continue to reach across boundaries. Most people these days enjoy collaborating with a wide range of colleagues around the world. Some of these colleagues will be from different cultural, linguistic and religious backgrounds. 

UNICollaboration understands that the time and effort put into designing, implementing or participating in virtual exchange deserves recognition. And to this end we have developed a suite of open badges, a suitably digital way to share your competences with others.

Presenting UNICollaboration Recognition badges.

The resources on this page will help you to understand how to make the most of your UNICollaborate open badges and continue your virtual exchange journey. Our badges are hosted by Open Badge Factory, a platform based in Finland. We recommend creating a free account with Open Badge Passport in order to collect, manage and display your badges.

Open Badge Passport also has a mobile app which you can download on android devices from Google Play. Here’s a quick tour of the interface.

The graphics used in our badges were designed by Jack Seymour Design

Frequently asked questions about badges.

UNICollaboration Badge queries

(Italian)Domande sui badge FAQ

(Spanish) Spanish badge FAQs

(French) French badge FAQs