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Recognition of nonformal learning


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An overview of the policy context on initiatives towards increasing the recognition of nonformal learning.

An overview of the policy context on initiatives towards increasing the recognition of nonformal learning.

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  • 1.
    • Non-formal Education goes W 3
    • Tallinn , 31 May 2008 European Commission, DG Education and Culture,
    • Youth Policy Unit
  • 2. 1. Recognition of non-formal learning
    • Education and Training 2010
    • Definition of Lifelong Learning
    • Future objectives of education and training systems
    • Common European Principles
    • European Qualifications Framework
    • Europass
    • Key Competences
    • Youth Policy
    • White Paper
    • Pathways towards validation and recognition
    • Portfolio for Youth Workers and Youth Leaders
    • Resolution of the Council
  • 3.
    • 2. Youth Policy Commission White Paper (November 2001) The White Paper describes youth work as part of the overall package of lifelong learning and demands:
    • – a clearer definition of the concepts, of the skills acquired and of quality standards – a higher regard for the people who become involved in these activities – greater recognition of these activities – greater complementarity with formal education and training.
  • 4.
    • 3. European Youth Pact Communication from the Commission on European policies concerning youth. DG EAC / DG EMPL (May 2005) Actions in education and training - Member States develop frameworks to support transparency and recognition of qualifications and competences, and for validating non-formal and informal learning - Commission to propose a European Qualifications Framework in 2006 - Commission to adopt a Recommendation on key competences in 2006 - Commission & Member States to develop “YOUTHPASS” from 2006
  • 5.
    • 4. Youthpass I mplementation of a recognition instrument for the Youth in Action programme
    • To support - the reflection on the individual non-formal learning process, - the social recognition of youth work and - the employability of young people and youth workers.
    • Launching of tools for Action 1.1, 2 and 4.3: July 2007
  • 6.
    • Youthpass…
    Individual data General description of Youth Exchanges Signature ID and References
  • 7.
    • Youthpass…
    Learning in Youth Exchanges Activities undertaken in the Youth Exchange Individual activities undertaken by the Participant Information about cooperation and funding Signature
  • 8.
    • 5. Council Resolution R esolution of the Council on the recognition of the value of non-formal and informal learning within the European youth field (May 2006) invites the Member States and the Commission to encourage (…) the development of a comparable and transparent youth-specific element within Europass for identifying and recognising the skills and competences acquired by young people through non-formal and informal learning;
  • 9.
    • 6. Europass
    • Decision of the European Parliament and the Council on a single Community framework for the transparency of qualifications and competences (Europass) (December 2004)
    • Europass Curriculum Vitae
    • Europass Mobility
    • Europass Diploma Supplement
    • Europass Certificate Supplement
    • Europass Language Passport
    • Europass …
    • Europassi Kesku s Eestis
    • Kutsekvalifikatsiooni Sihtasutuse juures
    • Pärnu mnt 142
    • Tallinn 
  • 10.  
  • 11.
    • 7. A concept for a webpage
    • “ Recognition of non-formal learning
    • in the youth field”
  • 12. 8. Contents
    • Information
    • History, framework, political background, c urrent policy development
    • Research
    • Scientific background, research material, references
    • Discussion
    • Conceptual background material, follow-up to developments, platform for exchange and discussion, working groups (ltd. access)
    • Practice
    • Examples and good practice, national, regional, local or sectoral level, networks and links
    • Youthpass
    • Technical solution to generate Youthpass at organisational level
  • 13.  
  • 14.
    • 9. Relevant webpages
  • 15.
    • Thank you for your attention! European Commission – DG EAC – Youth Policy Unit [email_address]