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10. Youth work

10.6 Recognition and validation of skills acquired through youth work

Last update: 29 March 2022
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  1. Existing arrangements
  2. Skills

Existing arrangements

So far, there are not any existing arrangements when it comes to the recognition of the skills and competences acquired by young people participating in youth work activities. 

Following EU Council Recommendation of 20 December 2012 on the validation of non-formal and informal learning (2012/C 398/01), the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports is co-ordinating the establishment of a validation mechanism on non-formal and informal learning in Cyprus, as described in section 10.5.  

In addition to that, young people who participate in youth work activities through the Erasmus+ programme, have the opportunity to use the Youthpass, as a tool to document and recognise learning outcomes.

There are not any existing arrangements when it comes to the accreditation towards a qualification (full or partial) within the system of formal education for young people participating in youth work activities The project “Establishment of Validation Mechanisms for non-formal and informal Learning - Pilot Implementation" (Θέσπιση Μηχανισμών Επικύρωσης Mη-Tυπικής και Άτυπης Μάθησης – Πιλοτική Εφαρμογή) includes the development of a mechanism for the validation and recognition of competences acquired through the participation in volunteering activities.

Skills

The Project “Establishment of Validation Mechanisms for non-formal and informal Learning - Pilot Implementation" (Θέσπιση Μηχανισμών Επικύρωσης Mη-Tυπικής και Άτυπης Μάθησης – Πιλοτική Εφαρμογή) administered by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports, will result in the creation of a mechanism for the validation of non-formal and informal learning.