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10. Youth work

10.6 Recognition and validation of skills acquired through youth work

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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. 

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.

Skills

There are not any top-level national policies and/or recognition mechanisms that identify specific skills and competences that can be acquired through youth work. However, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports, by bringing in the process of creating the mechanism of validation of non-formal and informal learning, will soon offer the opportunity to young people to recognize the competences gained through youth work activities.