The Portfolio is a means of using the Reference Framework of Competences for Democratic Culture. It provides learners with the opportunity to reflect on their competences, to collect data and documents which support and stimulate their reflections, and to think about how they will further develop their competences in the future.

The Portfolio also provides evidence about how a learner’s proficiency in the use of those competences is developing, which may be used for formative or summative assessment purposes.

Two versions of the Portfolio were development, one for Younger Learners (children up to approximately the age of 10-11 years) and a second Standard version (for learners from approximately 10-11 years upwards). Each version is accompanied by a Guide for Teachers.

Both versions of the Portfolio have been piloted by volunteer teachers. The piloting process started in October 2019 and ended in January 2020. The piloting required teachers to use with their students the version of the Portfolio corresponding to their age level for at least a few weeks and provide feedback via an online questionnaire. All Portfolio documents and the feedback questionnaire are available in English, but the Portfolio can be used by students in their own languages.