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10 December 2019

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
  Multilateral
  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.
 PoA
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 


Activity Synopsis (ID# 32161) (Hide Synopsis)

Objective(s) Recognition of non-formal learning and of youth work was subject of various activities of the EU-CoE youth partnership. A number of stakeholders have expressed the need for a more coordinated and reinforced approach at European level and addressed 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 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. The symposium was organised to discuss the further strategy and to develop recommendations for future action and to draft a concrete plan of action addressed to the various stakeholders in the field. 
Output/Results The symposium discussed a medium and long-term coordinated strategy towards recognition of youth work and nonformal learning in Europe, with the involvement of actors and stakeholders from the various sectors of policy concerned. Concretely, a participants' statement and a plan of action for concrete measures and monitoring processes, initiating a common European political process toward recognition of youth work and non-formal learning was developed. Participants acquired a broader knowledge and awareness of existing evidence-based material (such as researches or studies) on the impact of youth work and recognition of nonformal learning practices as well as a broader knowledge of existing assessment and recognition tools and practices; further, a common understanding of the terminology used was achieved.
The statement and plan of action will be largely distributed after having been fianmlly edited by an expert group. 
Conclusions/Follow Up The symposium discussed in three fruitful and constructive days a common ground for a medium and long-term coordinated strategy towards recognition of youth work and nonformal learning in Europe, adopting a final statement and plan of action. This will give the strategy for a better recognition a new impetus and dynamics. 
Participants About 100 participants from all over Europe, coming from policy, research and youth work practice (NGO's, trainers, agencies...) 
Consultants/Experts  
CoE Secretariat Hanjo Schild, Jean-Philippe Restoueix, Anca-Ruxandra Pandea, Marta Medlinska, Srd Kisevic, Rui Gomes, Mara Georgescu, André-Jacques Dodin, 
Total No. Participants 100 
Last Modified

16/12/2011 




 
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