1 million Youthpass certificates, a million occasions of learning – September 2019 Newsletter

In this newsletter you will find:

  • Time to Celebrate: 1 Million Youthpass Certificates Out There!
  • What is your Youthpass Story? – Last call for the 1 million Youthpass testimonials competition

Time to Celebrate: 1 Million Youthpass Certificates Out There!

The counter on the Youthpass website called for a big celebration on September 16, 2019 as one millionth Youthpass certificate was issued through the Youthpass database. That is the total number of certificates that have been issued to the young people and the youth workers who have participated in the European youth programmes since 2007, to confirm their participation in and to recognise their learning in the projects.

The 1,000,000 certificates have been issued in more than 64,000 projects, by slightly more than 26,000 organisations offering young people and youth workers non-formal and informal learning opportunities in Europe and beyond. And since September 16, already more than an additional 2500 Youthpass certificates have been issued. These numbers show an exponentially increasing trend, which implies also the potential of a larger visibility and recognition of the non-formal and informal learning in European youth projects.

For this big occasion as the Youthpass Team we would like to thank all the participants, learning facilitators, project organisers, National Agency and European Commission colleagues and other partners and supporters for making this possible and for supporting the value of learning in youth work! You can still be part of the celebrations by following and sharing the 1 million Youthpass activities by using the #1MYouthpass hashtag on social media. Hopefully you can also take the moment to celebrate. We are looking forward to many more millions and the next milestones to come!

What is Your Youthpass Story? – Last call for the 1 million Youthpass testimonials competition

  • Have you been part of a European youth project and working with Youthpass?
  • What was the value of Youthpass for you?
  • How did it contribute to your development, was it beneficial for your life or career choices?

Share your Youthpass experience, join the competition and win an eco-friendly, fair-trade travel backpack! Deadline is September 30, 17:00 CET.

With 1 million Youthpass certificates out there, we believe that there are a million stories on Youthpass‘ impact on learning in European youth work. Therefore, we have opened a call for testimonials in the format of a friendly competition. Join our competition and share the role of Youthpass on your learning. Send us your Youthpass story in the format of a short video or a short text. The deadline for sending your story is Monday, September 30, 2019, at 17:00 CET. The competition is open both for participants of projects and for youth workers / facilitators of learning.

Two prizes - a jury prize and an audience prize - will be given to two winners of the competition. Each winner will receive an eco-friendly and fair-trade travel backpack (46L) from the company Ethnotek. All the testimonials will be published on the website and social media accounts of Youthpass.

To have more information on the call for testimonials and the terms of competition have a look here. All testimonials are published here. For questions, please write to us on . We are happy if you spread the word by using the hashtag #1MYouthpass on social media.

We are looking forward to hearing your Youthpass Story!

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