Project title: CooperActive - 2014/1044
Funded by: European Commision
Under the: Program Erasmus +
Key action: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices
Action: Capacity Building for Youth in ACP countries, Latin America and Asia
Lead organization: International Development Alliance, Bulgaria
Partner organizations: Sofia University – Faculty of Education (Bulgaria), European Civil Resource Centre (Bulgaria), Support for Youth Development Association - S4YD (Romania), Asociatia Fluturele Visator (Romania), Inercia Digital (Spain) SiawnsTeg (United Kingdom) Associazione People Help the People (Italy), Noble Aims Welfare Association (Pakistan), Professional, Artistic and Social Works - ORPAS (Brazil), Solid Ambitions Africa (Ghana)
Period of implementation: 01/01/2015-01/07/2016

The main aim of the project is to increase the quality and validation of non-formal education in youth work through adaptation, extension and dissemination of a single unified methodology and standards for quality in the conduct of non-formal educational activities.


  1. To provide a frame of reference for the Quality Assurance and evaluation of transnational education projects, cooperation arrangements, and qualifications/certificates
  2. Make a contribution to “consumer protection” for learners, trainers, employers and other stakeholders by promoting the transparency and binding nature of learning offers as well as the recognition of skills and qualifications
  3. Are aimed at improving the learning-oriented framework for international educational cooperation and creating a solid basis for mutual trust, thus contributing to the merging of the European education systems
  4. Recognition of the competences acquired in non-formal education, recognition of the professionalism and the contribution of the coaches (trainers) in non-formal education, lobbying for legislative changes, recognizing the contribution of non-formal education
  5. Promote transnational cooperation in non formal education by helping to remove obstacles to vocational and geographical mobility and opening access to the labor market