Youthpass is a tool for participants of projects funded by the Youth in Action Programme to describe what they have done and to show what they have learnt.

Youthpass Certificates are available for European Voluntary Service, Youth Exchanges, Training and Networking activities, and for Youth Initiatives.

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.

Read the Youthpass Guide

The Youthpass Guide provides background information and support material to implement Youthpass in your “Youth in Action” projects.

Generate Youthpass Certificates

Youthpass Certificates are currently available for projects approved under the following Actions of the “Youth in Action” programme:

Action 1.1- Youth Exchanges

Action 1.2 – Youth Initiatives

Action 2.1- European Voluntary Service

Action 3.1 – Youth in the World (Youth Exchanges and Training and Networking Activities)

Action 4.3 – Training and Networking

Action 4.6 – all activities mentioned above

All the participants of a project approved within one of these Actions from 2007 onwards 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.

For creating your Youth Pass  Click here

For more information about Youth Pass  Click here