Welcome to the Council of Europe Youth Work Portfolio
This is an online tool that helps individuals, teams and organisations doing youth work around Europe to understand their competence and to develop it more effectively. This tool can also be used by trainers, youth work managers and policy makers and generally all those interested in the topic of quality development and recognition of youth work.
analyse where you are now with your youth work competence
gather evidence on the quality of your work, your competence for it and ideas for making it better
explain your work to others in a way which is easy to understand.
On this website, you can also find:
- information about youth work essentials
- information about youth work competences
- spaces for sharing practices with other youth workers from all over Europe
- updates about the process of recognition of youth work in Europe
The Council of Europe Youth Work Portfolio has been developed at the European level, but it is not primarily for people and organisations working at the European level or internationally. The Portfolio is addressed to youth workers and leaders working at any level from local to international.
The Council of Europe Youth Work Portfolio is an initiative of the Council of Europe in co-operation with partners such as the European Commission and the European Youth Forum. Read more about why and how it was developed in the section on background to the Council of Europe Youth Work Portfolio.
In its current format, the Council of Europe Youth Work Portfolio is an online tool making use of this website.
A pdf version of the Portfolio can be downloaded from here.
by Gulesin Nemutlu Unal, 2019
The Council of Europe Youth Work Portfolio is a tool to help those doing youth work, primarily youth workers and youth leaders, but also managers and administrators, to assess and further develop their youth work competence and that of the people under their supervision.