6.9 Awareness-raising about non-formal and informal learning and quality youth work
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Outside of the mandate of the National office of Erasmus+ Youth in Action, Norway clusters non-formal and informal learning most-often under volunteering.
Recognition of voluntary activities is closely linked to the recognition of the work of non-governmental organisations, or more loosely organized grass root activity/volunteering. The fact that financial support is given by local, regional and national government to non-governmental youth organisations indicates that voluntary activities are recognised by government at all levels.
Norway has no policy framework or official document in the national system (e.g. parliament’s bill, government’s decree, or framework law) that defines and regulates the transferability and recognition of skills and competencies acquired through volunteering.
Norway has further no national policy framework or official document that defines and regulates the transferability and recognition of skills and competencies acquired through volunteering to formal education.
There are no top-level initiatives to raise awareness among the public about the value of non-formal and informal learning, including through youth work.