The EU-Council of Europe youth partnership is coordinating the work of the expert group on Recognition of Youth Work and non-formal learning and the Steering Group of the European Platform on Learning Mobility.

Expert group Recognition of Youth Work and non-formal learning

The expert group Recognition of Youth Work and non-formal learning meets since 2011 bi-annually. Stakeholders (such as the network of Youth in Action National Agencies and SALTO Resource Centres, European Youth Forum, Youthpass Advisory Group, Expert Group of the European portfolio for youth leaders and youth workers, etc) had expressed the need for a more coordinated approach at European level and asked the partnership between the European Commission and the Council of Europe in the field of Youth to coordinate such a group.

The purpose of this group is:
  • to support measures for implementation of elements outlined in the Pathways 2.0 paper as well as the statement and plan of action resulting from the symposium on recognition in 2011;
  • to build bridges between the different initiatives in the EU and the Council of Europe to recognise and validate non-formal learning and youth work;
  • to continue bringing together stakeholders and experts in the youth field, include other experts where needed, and support the exchange of expertise;
  • to observe, collect, systematise and disseminate information about the developments and good practice on recognition at the European level;
  • to develop information and promotional materials on recognition of youth work and non-formal learning/education, targeting the youth field and beyond.

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Steering Group of the European Platform on Learning Mobility

The Steering Group of the European Platform on Learning Mobility exists since beginning of 2012 and was created as result of a conference in Budapest in 2011 and in preparation of the first meeting of the European Platform on Learning Mobility in the Youth Field in 2013 in Berlin. Since beginning of 2014 it is coordinated by the EU-CoE youth partnership. It is planned to organise a Platform Conference every two years in a different European country, led by the European Steering Group.

The tasks of the European Steering Group are:
  • to develop and update the concept of the European Platform on Learning Mobility
  • to draft the programme and select contributions to it
  • to activate and integrate own networks and contacts
  • to participate and be actively involved in preparation meetings and the main events.

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Recognition of youth work and non-formal learning

The issue of ‘recognition' as such has been on the agenda for more than 10 years and has lead to a number of initiatives such as: the Symposium on recognition of non formal education (Council of Europe) in 2000; considering non formal and informal education within the Lifelong Learning programmes (European Commission) (as of 2001); the first edition of the Pathways paper (EU-CoE youth...

European Platform on Learning Mobility in the Youth Field

The bodies involved in the European Platform on Learning Mobility in the Youth Field understand Europe as the region that includes the countries and actors represented in the Council of Europe and the European Union.

The Platform is a space for exchange and cooperation of researchers, policy makers and practitioners within this region. By practitioners the platform means programme...