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“Youthpass – your path”
"Youthpass - youth path" Erasmus+ Programme Key Action1 project for youth workers aims to improve exchange of the best practices in youth work in Europe, partnership between youth organisations and enhance quality of training and youth work in Europe. The main topic for this project is Youthpass as certificate of the recognition of non-formal education and also learning process of youth workers and young people. Applicant organisation is Eesti People to People (Estonia).
Every country is currently reforming public education and within this transition phase non-formal education and intercultural learning are spreading out. Always more, governments recognize them as key elements for civil society development. One of the most debated issues is the recognition of non-formal competences. Since 2007, year when the Youthpass was launched, youth workers and professionals in the youth field have been seeking on familiarizing with such tool, and of course, not without concerns and disputes. Participants of this project will share their experience and best practices from non-formal education when work on 8 key competences and on Youthpass which can be and often is path to future education and employability.
Specific objectives of "Youthpass - your path" project are:
- To familiarize participants with the concept of Youthpass as learning program and its possibilities within the outside of Erasmus+ Programme.
- To explore the 8 key competences in details.
- To develop participant’s competences in planning non-formal education with particular attention on structured learning processes.
- To set up strategies for the better recognition of youth work and non-formal education.
- To share tools and methods from partners' and other organisations in order to support young people self-learning and self-assessment.
This project is designed in a way that has preparatory stage on June-July 2016, the training course for youth workers in Taevaskoja, Estonia on August 11-18, 2016 and follow-up and dissemination activities on August-September 2016.
Youth workers from Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, UK, Latvia and Estonia will participate in the training course and then will be multipliers of new gained competences in their organisations and countries. Trainers from Estonia and Poland and facilitators from Estonia and UK will run the training course and other project activities. The project will bring together youth leaders, workers, trainers and teachers to speak up about Youthpass certificate and its’ creation, validation and recognition as non-formal education document.
The project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This webpage section reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein. The project is granted by Estonian National Agency.