Presentation on theme: "9 th -19 th September 2012,Redondela. Youth in Action in figures Duration: 2007-2013 Budget: 885 million euros for seven years Geographic reach: EU Member."— Presentation transcript:
Youth in Action in figures Duration: 2007-2013 Budget: 885 million euros for seven years Geographic reach: EU Member States, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Turkey, the EU neighbours (Eastern Europe and Caucasus, the Mediterranean region, South-East Europe) and other partner countries in the world Age brackets: 15-28 (in some cases 13-30)
Aim 1 To promote young people’s active citizenship in general and their European citizenship in particular
AIM 2 To develop solidarity and promote tolerance among young people, in particular in order to foster social cohesion in the European Union;
AIM 3 foster mutual understanding between young people in different countries;
AIM 4 To contribute to developing the quality of support systems for youth activities and the capabilities of civil society organizations in the youth field;
AIM 5 To promote European cooperation in the youth field.
THE PROGRAM IS STRUCTURED AROUND 5 ACTIONS: Action 1 - Youth for Europe Encourages young people's active citizenship, participation and creativity through youth exchanges, youth initiatives and youth democracy projects. Action 2 - European Voluntary Service Helps young people to develop their sense of solidarity by participating, either individually or in group, in non-profit, unpaid voluntary activities abroad. Action 3 - Youth in the World Promotes partnerships and exchanges among young people and youth organisations across the world. Action 4 - Youth Support Systems Includes various measures to support youth workers and youth organisations and improve the quality of their activities. Action 5 - Support for European Co-operation in the Youth field Supports youth policy co-operation at European level, in particular by facilitating dialogue between young people and policy makers.
What is Youthpass? Youthpass is part of the European Commission’s strategy to foster the recognition of non-formal learning. As a tool to visualise and to validate learning outcomes gained in “Youth in Action” projects, it puts policy into practice and practice into policy: Creating their Youthpass Certificate together with a support person, participants of “Youth in Action” 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. Documenting the added value of a “Youth in Action” project, Youthpass visualises and supports active European citizenship of young people and youth workers. Being a Europe-wide validation instrument for non-formal learning in the youth field, Youthpass contributes to strengthening the social recognition of youth work. Making visible and validating key competences through a certificate, Youthpass finally aims at supporting the employability of young people and youth workers.