In 2015, more than 6,6 million young people (aged 15-24 years) were neither in employment nor in education or training (NEETs) in the EU. Many of them come from disadvantaged background.
Most services addressed to NEETs are delivered by youth educators, however a European standard for youth educators working with NEETs, and tools to check the quality of their work is missing.
This project wants to improve the current situation by mapping the Competence profile of youth educators working with NEETs, and by developing a methodology for assessment of their competence called expertise checkup, an e-course for assessors, a
European certification and a register for assessors and youth educators that have passed the checkup. The checkup will be carried out thanks also to a web platform. The description of the Competence profile of the youth educator working with NEETs will be based on ECVET, and the checkup on the European Council recommendation on validation of non-formal and informal learning and to the European Guidelines for Validating Not Formal and Informal Learning developed by CEDEFOP.
The project consortium is composed by organizations working with NEETs based in PL, UK, ES, SK.
Approximately over 7.000 youth educators and organizations will be informed about the project, and over 400 youth educators will be directly involved in it.
Long-term benefits will be better quality of European youth work with NEETs and improved recognition of skills of European youth educators.