How can I work with Youthpass in different phases of my activity?

The Youthpass process is followed throughout the project life-cycle.

In the planning and preparation phases, it would be important to inform the participants about the possibility to receive a Youthpass. It is a good idea to invite them to think of their learning goals and perhaps even make a learning plan. This would be most effective when done with the help of a facilitator –such as a mentor, coach, supervisor.

If a project foresees a Preparation Visit, this presents a great opportunity to bring the focus on learning and discussing how exactly the learning support is planned throughout the project.

While implementing the project or the activity it is important to plan some methods and space for reflection, and to invite the participants to reflect regularly on their learning experience. They can be encouraged to record their learning - by keeping a diary, videos or other methods that they prefer - throughout the project to help create the basis of their Youthpass. Planning a diverse range of reflection activities including individual, peer and group reflection moments helps to have a richer evaluation.

Towards the end of the activity and during the follow-up phase, the learners may need support in writing their learning outcomes for the certificate. For this, young people could use the Key Competences for Lifelong Learning framework, whereas youth work practitioners and team members can use the ETS Competence Model for Youth Workers who Work Internationally. Where possible, some additional guidance on how to make use of Youthpass for their future personal and professional pathways can also be beneficial.

*You can find a short document on how to approach Youthpass in different phases of a short-term group activity here (163,08 kB, pdf).