Get Recognition for your Talents

We learn all the time, not just when attending a course. In fact, what is called informal learning, i.e. the learning that happens out of formal education and training ,represents way over 90% of all our learning. Yet, most of what we learn that way is not visible: we know that we know things and we know that others know things too, yet, how can we make visible everything we have learned in our professional or social life? When studying at a university or a training center, we get a diploma or a certificate, but when we learn on the job, through projects, personal readings, attending fairs and conferences, what are the means that, like certificates and diplomas in formal education can make our learning visible?

Until recently, this was either a dream or a source of frustration. Fortunately, thanks to a recent and easily accessible technology, Open Badges, we now have the means to make all our learning, whether informal and formal, visible!

Open Badges are visual tokens of achievement, affiliation, competency or other trust relationship sharable across the web. Open Badges provide a more detailed picture than a CV or résumé as they can be presented in ever-changing combinations, creating a constantly evolving picture of a person’s lifelong learning.

Infrastructure Community Badge

Rail Talent is providing the tools and services supporting its members to make visible their talents. With the Rail Talent Open Badge platform, you now have the possibility to create Open Badges to:

  • Make visible your own competencies
  • Recognise the competencies of a colleague
  • Recognise the achievements
  • Recognise an engagement
  • Recognise the participation at an event
  • ...

If you want to discover what Open Badges can do for you, your colleagues and organisation, you can start by claiming your membership badge to the Rail Talent community.

Get your Rail Talent Community badge.

There are different ways you can visualise your badges: in your Rail Talent profile, in your Open Badge Passport and on a map with the other people sharing the same badge.

If you are interested and would like to know more about Open Badges, you are welcome to pay a visit to,, and

There are multiple ways to issue/earn a badge
* Receive a badge (e.g. after attending a course or an event)
* Claim a badge delivered automatically (like the Rail Talent Badge)
* Claim a badge reviewed by an expert
* Claim a badge reviewed by a panel of experts or peers (like the Infrastructure Community badge, c.f. above)
* ...
The is also no the possibility to endorse a badge, i.e. for someone to recognise the value of a badge earned by someone or issued by an organisation.