European Portfolio for Youth Leaders and Youth Workers

Developed by: Council of Europe in cooperation with experts and partners such as the European Commission and the European Youth Forum

Type of the tool/practice: Self-assessment tool, Publication/Handbook, Portfolio, Website/Platform/Blog

Recognition dimensions addressed by the tool/practices: Self-recognition, Social recognition, Political recognition

Level of influence of your tool/practice: Organisational, Local/Regional, National, International

Target group(s) for the tool/practice:
The primary target group for the Portfolio are youth workers and youth leaders. In addition to them, on a political level, the target group are all the representatives of the European Steering Committee on Youth, as they have a mandate to promote the tool nationally. So, target groups are also policy makers on the national level, as well as on the European level.

Short description:
The Portfolio is a tool developed for intercultural youth work, based on the values and principles of the Council of Europe. It is a tool through which youth workers, volunteers or professionals, can identify, assess and describe their competencies based on European quality standards and set learning and professional development goals.

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Contact details:
Contact person: Mara Georgescu, e-mail:

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Please note also that the tool has been translated in several languages.

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