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Priznajmo neformalno (Recognize it!)
Start date: Feb 1, 2015, End date: Dec 31, 2016 PROJECT  FINISHED 

National Youth Council of Slovenia, together with its partner organizations from Austria, Belgium and Slovenia, recognize the need to regulate the validation and recognition of non-formal education and informal learning in Slovenia, EU Member States and at European Union level, both, in the youth sector and beyond. Non-formal education enables personal development and realisation of young people’s goals, and considerably contributes to their employability. Hence non-formal education contributes to social and economic well-being, and empowers young people to become autonomous, creative and active citizens. Non-formal education in youth work significantly contributes to lifelong learning and to strengthening of young people’s competences. By regulating the recognition of non-formal education, its outcomes and actors, the competences it provides and the tools used to record them, the EU will pay heed to both the needs of its youth and European trends. The aim of the project is to improve the recognition of non-formal education, increase awareness among various stakeholders of the positive effects it has and empower providers of non-formal education in the youth sector, which will result in increased quality of these educations. In doing so, we wish to emphasize the importance of a holistic approach to the organization and implementation of education. When we talk about recognition of non-formal education, we understand it as validation and recognition of the effects of non-formal and informal learning. Project activities can be divided into two groups. The first set is comprised of analyses of the current situation regarding the recognition of non-formal education in the countries of the project partners and on the EU level, as well as drafting recommendations for upgrading existing systems of recognition of non-formal education at all levels. The second set of activities represent study visits, meetings of project partners and organization of conferences, which are meant to raise public awareness about the effects of non-formal education, transfer of knowledge and best practices between the project partners and their home countries and dissemination of the project results. We will carry out: - Training for the stakeholders from the youth sector on non-formal and informal learning, - Conference on the importance of non-formal and informal learning in the formal education, - Conference on the importance of non-formal and informal learning for young people entering the labour market, - National Conference in Austria, - Study visit in Belgium where we will explore their system of recognition of non-formal and informal learning in formal education, - Two transnational meetings of project partners and - Establishment of an expert group in Slovenia, which will be advised in the process of establishing a "youth worker" national vocational qualification in Slovenia. A key prerequisite for the successful implementation of the project will be exemplary cooperation of the project partners, based on mutual respect and dialogue, and simultaneous upgrade of project activities on the basis of continuous evaluation and correction of the direction in which we move as a team. With project activities, in particular the proposals for amendments and upgrades for education systems we will set a trend, which will enrich the field of education and to offer youth, as well as all other interested parties, additional way to acquire the knowledge and skills needed in today's society.
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