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Where we’ve been What we’ve learned Where we’re going

Where we’ve been What we’ve learned Where we’re going

Where we’ve been • Some milestones • Positions of key institutions • More than

Where we’ve been • Some milestones • Positions of key institutions • More than 12 tools for recognition of non formal learning • Recognition for three groups of people – Young people – Youth workers – Youth trainers at the European level

Where we’ve been • Recognition of programmes • Looked at different stakeholder needs •

Where we’ve been • Recognition of programmes • Looked at different stakeholder needs • Discussed some hot topics • Challenged to make concrete proposals

What we have learned • There is more than one bridge to be built

What we have learned • There is more than one bridge to be built – In order to develop recognition processes – And in order to be recognised more • Social and codified (formal) recognition • Issues of status – Voluntary vs paid – Formal vs non-formal – Romantic vs serious

What we have learned • Issues of accountability and credibility – To young people

What we have learned • Issues of accountability and credibility – To young people – To politicians – To self (as young person, youth worker or trainer) – To funders

What we have learned • What do we want to be recognised for? –

What we have learned • What do we want to be recognised for? – Standards achieved – Competencies demonstrated – Distance travelled – personal growth – Contributions made – to society, communities, organisations and individuals – Etc etc

What we have learned • What is recorded? – Skills, , knowledge, experience, achievements

What we have learned • What is recorded? – Skills, , knowledge, experience, achievements – Values, attitudes, behaviours – More or less context specific • How do we know what to record? – Personal aspirations – what’s important to me – Stakeholder needs – Occupational profiling/Functional analysis – 360 degree consultation

What we have learned • That recognition is a process - Life long and

What we have learned • That recognition is a process - Life long and life wide • That recognition in the non formal sector is relational – it’s a two-way process

Where we’re going Towards a common language… – that will be understood by… Ourselves,

Where we’re going Towards a common language… – that will be understood by… Ourselves, Politicians, Employers, Formal Education etc – that will enable/facilitate… Accountability, Inclusion, RECOGNITION

Where we’re going • Towards securing more resources by… – Analysing the benefits and

Where we’re going • Towards securing more resources by… – Analysing the benefits and costs – Communicating the benefits – Using the right language for the right stakeholders – Building bridges of recognition and recognition of bridges – Becoming translators and interpreters

SEXY • Self assessment comes first • Examples of good practice exist in the

SEXY • Self assessment comes first • Examples of good practice exist in the non formal sector and in other sectors • e. Xtra resources are always needed • You are part of the way forward