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03 April 2020

Activity Details (ID# 32161)  

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Title Symposium on recognition on youth work and non formal learning 
Description Recognition of non-formal learning and of youth work was subject of various activities of the EU-CoE youth partnership, amongst the support of the conference on the same topic in Prague in 2008 and the Youth Work Convention in July 2010 in Ghent, organised under the Belgian EU Presidency. A number of stakeholders (NA’s, SALTO RC TCP, Advisory Group YouthPass, Expert Group Youth Worker Portfolio, European Youth Forum…) have expressed the need for a more coordinated and reinforced approach at European level and expressed the expectation to the EU-CoE youth partnership team to play a coordinating role. As a first step the working paper “Pathways towards recognition of non-formal and informal learning in the youth field” was updated by the EU-CoE youth partnership team in cooperation with the European Commission, the European Youth Forum and the YiA National Agency in Germany. It was published in January 2011. As a second initiative the EU-CoE youth partnerhsip invited an expert group (task force) to further support the political process. Two meetings in January and September took place in 2011 in order to discuss the further strategy and to plan the symposium. The symposium aimed at developing recommendations for future action and to draft a concrete plan of action addressed to the various stakeholders in the field. 
Status Completed 
Date 14/11/2011 - 16/11/2011 
Location Strasbourg, Council of Europe
Countries Organisations: Council of Europe / European Commission
Groups: All Council of Europe member states
  Joint Programme Activity - YouthFrame III
Joint Programme EC/CoE
JP YouthFrame III - Youth Partnership Framework Programme 2010-2013    (Logframe)  (Activities)
Project Purpose 1 - 2010/DG4/JP/2320   Youth Partnership Framework Programme 2010-2013
Expected Result 1.4 - A better knowledge on youth issues achieved and a dialogue between policy, research and practice organised, with special emphasis on priority areas of youth.
Council of Europe Programme of Activities
I – Democracy
Line of Action ⇒ III.4 – Building a Democratic Culture
Programme ☆ III.4.2  Youth participation and citizenship

Working Method

Organisation of meetings - Conference 
Directorate (Service) Education, Culture and Heritage, Youth and Sport (Directorate of Youth and Sport - Youth)
CoE Contact ,   email
Partners SALTO T and C RC - Other
European Commission - Other
European Youth Forum - International NGO
Web Pages
Documents & links
1 http://youth-partnership-eu.coe.int  
Last Modified 16/12/2011 

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