increased usefulness of the projects for participants through certification
A general conclusion from the findings of the impact study is that respondents broadly appreciated Youthpass in its current setup. Approximately 80% of participants agree that Youthpass helps to communicate the importance of non-formal learning and increases the usefulness of the project for participants.
Beschreibung der Aktivität
Youthpass is the European tool to improve the recognition of the learning outcomes of young people and youth workers/leaders from their participation in projects supported by the EU Youth in Action Programme. Youthpass consists of certificates that can be obtained by participants in several Actions and sub-Actions of the Youth in Action Programme and of a defined process which supports young people, youth workers and youth organisations to reflect about the learning outcomes from a Youth in Action project.
over 235.000 issued certificats for participants
teilnehmende Kinder und Jugendliche
Evaluierung der Aktivität
Quantitative Fragebogenerhebungen (online/telefonisch), Qualitative Interviewbefragungen (persönlich), Fokusgruppen
The study used both quantitative and qualitative methods. It is based on online surveys targeted towards organisations which had implemented Youthpass in Youth in Action projects between 2007 and 2011 and participants in these projects. The surveys mainly included multiple choice questions with the possibility to add alternatives in case the answer was not provided within the choice. It also included an open question about respondents' awareness of examples of good practice concerning the use of Youthpass. In addition to the online questionnaires, seven focus groups with youth workers and project leaders were organised by Youth in Action National Agencies, involving between four and nine participants each. Two National Agencies carried out focus groups with five Youth in Action project participants each and three expert consultations were held involving the European YouthForum, Youthpass contact persons and the Youthpass Advisory Group. The expert consultations involved between six and eight participants each. In total, this impact study is based on the feedback of nearly 2,000 respondents.
study: nearly 2000 respondents