ICON Greece has a special interest in cooperation between formal and non formal education. ICON Greece worked together in Malta in December 2016 on a Youth Exchane on recognition of non formal education.

Trainers from formal and non formal education participated in the exchange and experimented ways of trustworthy and reliable validation systems for skills and knowledges. The exchange included presentation of “Badges” system as alternative to formal recognition.

Youth members working on Badges

It seems that it is difficult to establish an acceptable validation system by all parties, yet there the exchange resulted in new ideas for recognition.