One million Youthpass certificates out there
That’s how many certificates have been issued to the young people and youth workers who have participated in the European youth programmes since 2007, to confirm their participation in and to recognise their learning in the projects.
Youthpass is a certificate and a process to raise visibility of the learning that takes place in the European youth projects. On the occasion of one million certificates about to be issued, SALTO Training and Cooperation Resource Centre launched a friendly competition for collecting experiences about what kind of an impact it has had on those involved. The first results offer the reader some insights already: the young people and youth workers have become better aware of themselves and have started to pay more attention to their various competences. They see Youthpass process as part of their project experience; it is deeply connected to their growth and to the raised self-confidence they have developed while participating in the projects. The certificate has also served as a useful evidence for the participant’s previous learning experiences and for their civic engagement, while applying for scholarships and for jobs.
Youthpass is available for participants of projects supported by the Erasmus+ youth programme as well as by the European Solidarity Corps. Every participant of these programmes is entitled to the possibility to take part in the process of reflection on learning, to describe what they have done in their project and which competences they have acquired, and to acquire a Youthpass certificate as part of this process.
The 1,000,000 certificates have been issued in more than 64,000 projects, by slightly more than 26,000 organisations offering young people and youth workers non-formal and informal learning opportunities in Europe and beyond.
About Youthpass: www.youthpass.eu
The call and first outcomes of the competition for Youthpass testimonies: https://www.youthpass.eu/en/about-youthpass/1million-youthpasses/