What is Youthpass?

Youthpass is a part of the European Commission’s strategy to foster the recognition of non-formal learning. It is available for projects funded by Erasmus+: Youth in Action (2014-2020) and Youth in Action (2007-2013) programmes. As a tool to document and recognise learning outcomes, it puts policy into practice and practice into policy:

  • While creating their Youthpass Certificate together with a support person, the participants of the projects have the possibility to describe what they have done in their project and which competences they have acquired. Thus, Youthpass supports the reflection upon the personal non-formal learning process and outcomes.
  • Being a Europe-wide validation instrument for non-formal learning in the youth field, Youthpass contributes to strengthening the social recognition of youth work.
  • Describing the added value of the project, Youthpass supports active European citizenship of young people and of youth workers.
  • Youthpass also aims at supporting the employability of young people and of youth workers by documenting the acquisition of key competences on a certificate.

Generate Youthpass Certificates

Within the Erasmus+: Youth in Action programme, Youthpass Certificates are currently available for Youth Exchanges, European Voluntary Service, Mobility of Youth Workers (all of them both within Key Action 1 and 2), for Structured Dialogue meetings (Key Action 3) and for the Transnational Cooperation Activities (TCA) of the National Agencies. The certificates can also be issued to the projects granted by the previous, Youth in Action programme (2007-2013).

All participants of the projects approved within these frameworks are personally entitled to receive a Youthpass Certificate – and thus recognition for their non-formal learning outcomes.

If you would like to create Youthpass Certificates, please click here to get to the technical tool. Detailed instructions will guide you through each step.