EU Youthpass & Europass
As an Erasmus+ programme organisation, Asfar ensures that every participant has the opportunity to learn about Europass and Youthpass, two key EU tools that recognise informal learning, careers and skills development achievements.
Youthpass is a European recognition tool for non-formal and informal learning in youth work. Youthpass is for projects funded by Erasmus+ Youth in Action and Youth in Action programmes. With Youthpass the participants of these projects can describe what they have done and show what they have learnt.
Youthpass is part of the European Commission’s strategy to foster the recognition of non-formal learning. It is available for projects funded by Erasmus+ Youth in Action (2014-2020) and Youth in Action (2007-2013) programmes. As a tool to visualise and to validate learning outcomes, it puts policy into practice and practice into policy:
- Creating their Youthpass Certificate together with a support person, the participants of the projects have the possibility to describe what they have done in their project and which competences they have acquired. Thus, Youthpass supports the reflection upon the personal non-formal learning process.
- Documenting the added value of the project, Youthpass visualises and supports active European citizenship of young people and youth workers.
- Being a Europe-wide validation instrument for non-formal learning in the youth field, Youthpass contributes to strengthening the social recognition of youth work.
- Making visible and validating key competences through a certificate, Youthpass finally aims at supporting the employability of young people and youth workers.
What is Europass?
Five documents to make your skills and qualifications clearly and easily understood in Europe:
– Two documents freely accessible, completed by European citizens:
- the Curriculum Vitae helps you present your skills and qualifications effectively and clearly. You can create your CV online using tutorials or download the template, examples and instructions.
- the Language Passport is a self-assessment tool for language skills and qualifications. You can create your Language Passport online using tutorials or download the template, examples and instructions.
– Three documents issued by education and training authorities:
- the Europass Mobility records the knowledge and skills acquired in another European country;
- the Certificate Supplement describes the knowledge and skills acquired by holders of vocational education and training certificates;
- the Diploma Supplement describes the knowledge and skills acquired by holders of higher education degrees.
– A network of National Europass Centres – the first point of contact if you want to learn more about Europass
- to help citizens communicate their skills and qualifications effectively when looking for a job or training;
- to help employers understand the skills and qualifications of the workforce;
- to help education and training authorities define and communicate the content of curricula.