Aytaç UZUNLAS (İzmir, 1987), studied Nuclear Energy Engineering. He is working as youth worker and trainer in the youth field. After experience in different NGOs related youth, culture and non-formal education, he started working as a trainer and Eurodesk Contact Person in AGU Youth Factory. As trainer, he is in the trainer pool of Turkish National Agency and SALTO Euro-Med (European Commission). Specifically expert on youth information and European Voluntary Service, he is organizing the projects and trainings related to Eurodesk and EVS Program since 2010.
“Youthquake”, defined as “a significant cultural, political, or social change arising from the actions or influence of young people”, has been selected by Oxford Dictionaries as the word of the year in 2017.
The world is expecting the youthquake, however young people are not aware of that expectation. The key expression for the solution is “to let them do!” During the panel, the tool for recognition of competences that is called Non-Academic Transcript will be also introduced.
Competence is the combination of knowledge, skill and attitude necessary to succeed. Young people have the opportunity to develop the skills they need by experimenting, doing and learning along with many different activities during their university education. By having awareness regarding this process, they can improve learning efficiency to a very high degree.
The academic achievement of the students is recognized by the diploma and the diploma appendix they receive when they graduate from their respective universities. Via NAT, students will make the extracurricular activities they took part in and the competencies (soft skills) they acquired recognized.