Supported by: Erasmus+/ Key Action 2: Capacity Building in the field of youth

Period: October 2015 – September 2017

Aim:  The project’s main aim is to strengthen the recognition of youth workers competences and assessment of the quality of youth work providers, by capacity building of youth workers and evaluators based on the principle of self-assessment and peer-assessment.


  • To build capacities of youth workers to be able to provide peer-review of their work and self-assess their competences within a given competence framework for youth workers (portfolio)
  • To raise awareness on the need to develop learning to learn competences within youth work and motivate youth workers for lifelong learning
  • To develop and try out specific recognition tools for youth work providers (quality label tools) and for youth workers (recognition portfolios) as examples of non-formality in the recognition of youth work
  • To develop participants’ understanding and knowledge of various forms of youth work systems and discuss their applicability in different contexts
  • To exchange good practices of youth work recognition between youth workers and their associations from the 3 participating countries but also on European level

Learning/Teaching/Training Activities:

C1: Training course on assessment of youth workers competences aims to provide youth workers and leaders in the recognition process with competences to conduct self-assessment and peer-based review of youth workers. The training aims to train multipliers.

C2: Study visit on youth work recognition in Lithuania for 15 participants from all partner organizations in order to share examples of peer-reviews in youth work.

C3: Training course for Quality label for youth work providers, aims to build capacity of youth workers and decision-makers to conduct assessment of the quality of provided youth work in a specific entity.

C4: Seminar “Assessing the assessment – where next?” aims to provide an overview of the process and to draw conclusions related to recognition tools developed by the project and their applicability in youth work and beyond.