The Bridges Report is online!

The final report of Bridges for Recognition is available to be downloaded. The final Bridges for Recognition report includes conclusions, suggestions for action, summaries of the sessions, evaluation results, etc. But you can also still have access to documents and pictures from the event.

Looking for individual Programme Elements - with handouts, pictures and powerpoints - follow the links below

19/1/05 Arrival Day > click here 

  • Arrival, Registration & Check-In
  • Welcome Evening & Get-to-know
  • Reception & Dinner

20/1/05 Opening and Setting the Frame > click here

  • The challenge of recognition in Europe (European Commission)
  • Youth work does work! - a life story (YES-Forum)
  • Council of Europe and its efforts in recognition (Council of Europe)
  • The importance of the recognition of youth work - a concrete example (European Youth Forum)

What's in a word - terminology & concepts in recognition (Lynne Chisholm)

Different expectations towards recognition - Panel discussion with different stakeholders (youth work, labour market, education, YOUTH programme, local authorities)

Road map: milestones in European recognition

20 & 21/1/05 Good Practices Presentations and Reflections > click here

  • EuroPass (DG Education & Culture, European Commission)
  • Electronic Portfolio (SOLCO, Italy)
  • Competency Records for culture & international activities (BKJ & IJAB, Germany)
  • Validation of previous experiences (Ministry Youth & Sports, France)
  • SALTO EuroMed Training Pass (SALTO EuroMed)
  • Social Workers' Traineeships in Scouts (Netherlands)
  • Nefiks (Slovenia)
  • Personal Record of Achievement for Youth Exchanges and Youth Initiatives (National Agency UK)
  • Youth Worker Portfolio (Council of Europe)
  • Advanced Training for Trainers in Europe (ATTE) & Recognition (Partnership Youth Worker Training)
  • Youth Achievement Awards (various countries)
  • Gender & Violence - Recognition (EYC, Council of Europe)
  • European CV (Cedefop)
  • YOUTH Pass (SALTO Training & Cooperation)
  • Teacher Training & NGOs (Hajde Da, Serbia)
  • Recognition in Human Rights Education (EYC, Council of Europe)

21/1/05 Networking Fair > click here

presenting different initiatives in the field of recognition (by participants)

Different needs towards recognition: stakeholder groups (youth work, youth trainers, education, labour market, National Agencies/Coordinators, European Officials, local & national authorities)

22/1/05 Hot Issues and Looking to the Future > click here

Hot Issues in the field of recognition

  • Introduction to Hot Issues - ECOTEC Inventory of Validation of Non-Formal Learning
  • Responsibilities and Resources for Recognition - Who takes which role in recognition procedures (young people, youth workers, training institutions, governments,...)? And who pays for it?
  • Transferability of Validation between Sectors - How to get youth work recognised in formal education or by the labour market?
  • Transferability accross Countries and Organisations - How to move with competences gained in one organisation or country to another? How to benefit from each other's good practice?
  • Social Recognition of Youth Work - How to valorise the youth work sector as a learning provider in society?
  • The 'Creaming Effect' - Does recognition create opportunities or double disadvantage?

Conclusions of Bridges for Recognition and ways forward (by General Rapporteur)

Evaluation & Closing of the event

Goodbye dinner

Bridges Evaluation > click here


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