Youth - Young people building Europe


The European Portfolio for youth leaders and youth workers is an initiative of the Council of Europe in cooperation with experts and partners such as the European Commission and the European Youth Forum. It provides youth leaders and youth workers in Europe, volunteers or professionals, with a tool which can help them identify, assess and describe their competencies based on European quality standards.

In using this portfolio, youth leaders and youth workers will not only contribute to the recognition of their experience and skills but also to efforts to increase the recognition of youth work and non-formal education and learning.

Youth work in Europe covers many different realities. This I why this portfolio has been tested in many countries and has been designed to enable users to make adaptations if necessary – for instance, by adding competencies specific to their circumstances.

The impact of the portfolio will depend, to a large extent, on how widely it will be used. Therefore, we hope that as many youth leaders and youth workers as possible throughout Europe – and even beyond – will take up the challenge of using and promoting it.

European Portfolio for youth leaders and youth workers

Portfolio cover page

Mini-Compendium on non-formal education

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The Portfolio in French
Portfolio européen pour travailleurs et animateurs de jeunesse

The Portfolio in German:
Europäisches Portfolio für Jugendleiter/innen und Jugendbetreuer/innen

The Portfolio in Dutch:
Europees portfolio voor jeugdleiders en jeugdwerkers

The Portfolio in Russian:
Европейское портфолио для молодежных лидеров имолодежных работников

The Portfolio in Turkish
Gençlik Liderleri ve Gençlik Çalışanları için Avrupa Portföyü