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Recognise It! - Develop strategies for recognition of youth work!

Training Course

30 March - 5 April 2020 | Berlin, Germany

A 5-day training course that will bring together the representatives of NGOs and local youth officers to develop strategies to foster recognition of youth work and non-formal learning at national and municipal level.

The training course aims to strengthen and support the recognition of youth work at local level in participants’ countries - led by the regional cooperation of NGOs within the South Med and Europe.

Recognise It! Develop strategies for recognition of youth work! aims to bring together representatives of organisations (NGOs) (who are active in youth work locally in an NGO) and local youth officers (who are working with or for young people at municipal level). They will come together from Programme countries and South Mediterranean countries in order to develop strategies to support the recognition of youth work and non-formal learning at municipal level. In this sense, youth work refers to engagement and activities, which are implemented by NGOs/groups of active people focusing on young people and on how to make the situation of young people in their context – mainly at local level- better.

This will be third training course of the Recognise it! Series, building on the experience gained and will focus on:

  • sharing good practices, realities and experiences from municipal/local level,
  • exploring concepts and research related to recognition,
  • analysing individual situations,
  • developing concrete action plans for the future, and
  • implementing the Youthpass process.

This training course is part of a long-term strategic project that started in 2016 initiated by SALTO -YOUTH EuroMed, SALTO-YOUTH Training and Cooperation Resource Centres and the Italian and German National Agencies for Erasmus+: Youth in Action and Movetia.

With this training course, further contributions will be made to processes already ongoing in participant’s countries – taking into account the different socio-political realities within the participant group.

The organisers aim to co-create a space for debates about concepts, topics and issues related to recognition, including sharing the results of research carried out during the project. The publication Unlocking Doors to Recognition (currently being revised), that focuses on recognition developments at local level, has been one of the starting points for the long-term cooperation and will be addressed during the training course.

Background of the Recognise It! Develop strategies for recognition of youth work! - training course

In the context of the Recognise it! project a first seminar took place in Jordan in 2016, which focused on gaining knowledge about the situation based on participants’ experience and views. It was completed by a mapping exercise based on interviews and a literature desk review whose core topic was the recognition of youth work and non-formal learning in South Med countries. These first two steps were very important in order to plan the next strategic steps for the Recognise it! activities planned for 2017/2019. The overall aim was to support the development of strategies of recognition of youth work at national and municipal level and to strengthen the role of youth work in both dimensions taking into consideration the different socio-political conditions in each country. The main perspective was the one of NGOs and their actors.

The long-term cooperation project involved two training courses (realised in Jordan and in Germany), plus a research and a consolidation seminar (realised in Italy in 2019).

Trainers´ team:

The trainers are Federica Demicheli, Iyad Aljaber and Mark Taylor.


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Training overview


This activity has already happened!

This Training Course is

for 24 participants participants

from Erasmus+ Youth Programme countries , Southern Mediterranean countries

and recommended for

Youth workers, Trainers, Youth project managers, Youth policy makers

Accessibility info:

This activity and venue place are accessible to people with disabilities.

Working language(s):



SALTO Training & Cooperation Resource Centre (SALTO Resource Centre)

SALTO Training and Cooperation Resource Centre supports the European Commission and the National Agencies in developing and implementing the European Training Strategy (ETS) and the Youthpass strategy. Our goal is to improve the quality of training strategies and activities in the youth field, and the recognition of non-formal learning in youth work throughout Europe. You can find more information on SALTO T&C RC at https://www.salto-youth.net/rc/training-and-cooperation/about/

Through the processes, activities and tools developed as part of the European Training Strategy, we contribute to the competence development of trainers, youth workers and staff of National Agencies.

We develop Youthpass on behalf of the European Commission and promote the recognition of non-formal and informal learning and of youth work, by coordinating training activities and providing educational materials related to these topics.


  • German National Agency (JUGEND für Europa) (National Agency)
  • SALTO Euromed & Good Practice (SALTO Resource Centre)
  • Movetia (Others)

Contact for questions:

H. Eda Bakir


Phone: +49 (0)228 9506 248

Before applying please contact the NA of your residence country to check if it is involved in this concrete project and committed to cover travel costs. NB! Learn about possible participation fee and other relevant rules.


Participation fee

Based on your National Agency and/or SALTO Resource Centre, you might be asked for a participation fee. Please contact your Erasmus+: Youth in Action National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre (of the country/region where you are a resident) to learn more about the financial details regarding the participation fee.

Accommodation and food

This project is financed by the Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme. Being selected for this course, accommodation-, food-related and other organisational costs will be covered by the NAs or SALTO resource centres involved in this project.

Travel reimbursement

Please contact your National Agency (NA) or SALTO Resource Centre (SALTO) in order to know whether they would support your travel costs. If yes, after being selected, get in touch with your NA or SALTO again to learn more about the overall procedure to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Participants are entitled to receive a Youthpass certificate from the organiser, for recognition of their competence development during the activity. Read more about Youthpass:

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