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ESC - Volunteering. At the end of the volunteering experience of the European Solidarity Corps, each volunteer writes a document in which he or she describes his learning path: the YouthPass.

The YouthPass is more than a certificate: it describes a process of reflection and learning outcome in a youth project.
The key competences that the volunteer analyzes among the Youthpass are:

  • Multilingual competence
  • Personal, social and learning to learn competence
  • Citizenship competence
  • Entrepreneurship competence
  • Cultural awareness and expression competence
  • Digital competence
  • Mathematical competence and competence in science, technology and engineering
  • Literacy competence

The aim of the Youthpass is to describe the value of the volunteering project in the framework of building European citizenship and it is also an instrument for supporting youth employment.

What are the five things you still don’t know about the Youthpass?

  1. It was created in 2007 and until 2020 more than one million certificates have been issued 
  2. The number of Youthpass continues to grow. Testimonials from Erasmus participants confirm that it helps to raise awareness of competences and motivations 
  3. The Youthpass for Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships and Transnational Youth Initiatives was launched in spring 2019 and more than 3,000 Youthpass certificates were issued before the end of the year. This certificate is also used within the framework of the European Solidarity Corps. ESC certificates are available in English, Estonian and German, and new translations are being prepared in cooperation with national agencies 
  4. Seven new publications have been written in 2019. They are needed by the people working under the Erasmus+ projects and also by the participants 
  5. The next steps will focus on the development of new programmes for young people, both conceptually and technically.