• What is Comp-Pass

    Competence Passport is the universal certificate used to document, rate and validate competences gained after non-formal learning experiences of any kind (volunteering, local initiatives, participating in courses, or youth projects). It allows you to have them officially recognized and prepare you for labour and education market.

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  • What is NFE

    Non-formal education is a form of learning that occurs outside of the formal system of education: while working for local societies, volunteering, organizing and participating in youth projects, attending courses, but also travelling or spending time with people! There are plenty of circumstances in which people are learning…

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  • What are soft competences and validation

    Certification of soft competences is a challenge. Gradually developed competences in non-formal education are on the one hand self-evaluated, but on the other hand need to be validated – officially and unambiguously confirmed in order to be recognised.

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The project that led us to create Comp-Pass is an international alliance of 4 youth NGOs from Poland, Germany, Czech Republic and Romania: Europe4Youth Association, Europe4Youth Deutschland, Youth Included and URBANIAC. “International Alliance Towards Non-Formal Learning Recognition” was supported within Erasmus+ programme, Key Action2 in 2014-2015.

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The approach of the certificate is based on four categories of competences: personal, social, management and practical. Participants can pick the competences from the list and familiarize themselves with their detailed descriptions and with requirements needed to have them achieved on each of 5 levels – coherent with levels 1-5 of European Qualification Framework.

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Partners of this undertaking are youth organizations from 4 countries: Poland, Germany, Czech Republic and Romania, as well as other institutions, patrons and private persons who helped us to develop this tool.

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