In October 2018, the partnership of BADGES met for a joint staff training course in Peniche (Portugal). A five-day course during which the 19 participants got acquainted with the project’s innovative methodology, reached stage and its following steps and ultimate objectives. All the participants were prepped and inspired to start up a pilot project. Working groups examined and developed pilot cases with a badging system. The participants also visited a pilot case on a day out: Berlengas island, a nature reserve on a private island that is located one hour by boat from Peniche. With the aid of a badging system they want to create awareness among the visitors about the protection of the environment of this site and its endangered plant species. A great example of the future prospects of the BADGES project!