Youthpass is part of the recent Erasmus+ 2021-2027 programme. It is the recognition tool for non-formal and informal learning in youth projects. The value of the certificate lies on the recognition of the experiences, being them volunteering, youth exchanges, trainings, courses and so on. It comes in the language of choice and can boost the CV for good.
It is available for projects funded by Erasmus+: Youth in Action and European Solidarity Corps Programmes. As so, the European Commission introduced the Youthpass to give recognition to non-formal learning.
Under the supervision and support of the organisation, the project participants can describe the activities they have done, along with the achievements and competences acquired. The Youthpass has recognition all over Europe, being thus a powerful and useful tool widely spendable. In this way it also supports the employability of young people.
Moreover, the responsibility to issue the Youthpass certificates to the participants, lies with the organisation that signs the contract for the Erasmus+ grant.
As already mentioned, Youthpass is part of the recently launched Erasmus+ 2021-2027 Programme. Moreover the legal basis for the ESC 2021-2027 refers to Youthpass among the Union tools to foster the recognition of competences and skills.
Therefore Youthpass will remain available for the participants of the youth field activities within Erasmus+. To confirm their participation and more importantly, to offer the possibility to describe the learning process and the developed learning outcomes when taking part in such Programmes.
The Youthpass Strategy finalisation is on the way. S.A.L.T.O., the European Commission, and other stakeholders are going through the following features:
- the quality implementation of Youthpass;
- setting its development directions;
- contributing to better recognition of non-formal and informal learning in youth work and solidarity activities.
A further development that we can expect is an automatic notifications system that will accompany Youthpass users throughout their project. Plus a digital reflection tool for the participants.
The strategy will be available before summer 2021. It will aim for a broader visibility and understanding of the learning value of youth work and solidarity activities.