In this section of the Visible Value, you may find the real treasure from the field of recognition of youth work. This is a well-selected collection of the recognition tools and practices that have been developed all over Europe.

We hope it will inspire you to develop your own or at least to imagine what the recognition might look like in very practical terms. Our intention is that this collection is regularly updated. So, if you are aware of other tools and practices that deserve to be included, please, let us know. In the meantime, enjoy the current collection.


Competence assessment platform for trainers in the youth field

Digital Open Badges

Digital recognition of skills and achievements

I'VE - I have experienced

A tested system for the recognition of competences developed in workcamps and voluntary service projects.

In Defence of Youth Work (IDYW)

Using the power of stories to demonstrate the value of youth work in England


System for recording your competences gained in non-formal education.

ProfilPASS for young people

Supporting young people in recognising their strengths.

The Council of Europe Youth Work Portfolio

Assess your youth work competences and make a learning and development plan!

Valorise-Toi (Empower Yourself)

Translating the competences gained in the scout movement to the ‘employers’ language’

Youth Work Act 2001

Political recognition of youth work in Ireland


European recognition instrument for identifying and documenting learning
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