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EACEA National Policies Platform


2. Voluntary Activities

2.9 Skills recognition

Last update: 28 November 2023
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  1. Policy Framework
  2. Existing arrangements

Policy framework

There is no unique policy considering the skills recognition of volunteers, however there are several Greek public agencies that recognise the skills of volunteers by offering rewards for their volunteering services.

According to the article 66 of the Law 4662/2020 that defines the legal status of the Civil Protection Volunteers and their ethical awards, Civil Protection Volunteers are awarded the moral reward of praise and honorable mention for outstanding deeds or efforts, which significantly exceed the measure of a well-meaning voluntary offer. Ethical remuneration is awarded by decision of the Secretary General of Civil Protection, following a proposal by the relevant Regional Coordinator of Civil Protection.

Existing arrangements

Υouthpass is part of a broader European Commission strategy which aims to enhance the recognition of non-formal and informal learning and of youth work in Europe and beyond.

Youthpass Certificates are currently available for projects approved under the Key Action 1 of Erasmus+: Youth in Action, more specifically for Youth Exchanges, European Voluntary Service, and of Youth Workers’ Training and Networking.

The SALTO Training and Cooperation RC has been in charge of the development and implementation of Youthpass, on behalf of the European Commission.