VOLUME: Three days of training to enhance support for unaccompanied foreign minors

Monday 27 March 2023

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The increasing number of unaccompanied foreign minors seeking asylum in the EU requires adequate support from volunteers who play a significant role in their assistance.

VOLUME aims to provide training and educational material to volunteers and educators to address the specific challenges associated with this population. By offering key skills and in-depth knowledge, VOLUME strives to ensure proper care and integration for unaccompanied foreign minors.

At the beginning of March, the VOLUME partnership met in Hannover, Germany, for 3 days of training on how to best support unaccompanied foreign minors.

3 staff members from each project partner organisation had the opportunity to exchange ideas, opinions, experiences and good practices, attended trainings held by experts in the field of child support, and visited local care facilities, listening to stories and exchanging good practices.

These were three days of training, education, personal and professional growth, which not only enriched the participants and their organisations, but also added value to the project and the material produced.

The project’s now finalised learning platform was in fact shown and analysed by participants, receiving great positive comments.

The platform has two main sections:

  • VOLUME for Learners – an individual learning section for volunteers and/or professionals who want to approach the world of working with unaccompanied foreign minors, providing 5 training modules, each focusing on a key area for supporting minors.
  • VOLUME for Teachers and Trainers – a section providing a blended learning curriculum that can be used by educators and trainers who want to organise learning paths for volunteers and/or anyone who wants to enter the world of supporting unaccompanied foreign minors.

Events will soon be organised in each project partner country to promote the platform and to create moments of sharing and exchange between people working in the field.

Stay informed about when and where individual national events will be organised.

Visit the project learning platform and share it with your co-workers and colleagues.

The platform is available in 5 languages. Here the platform: https://www.volumeproject.eu/

About the project

The VOLUME Project – Volunteers for Unaccompanied Minors get Educated, a Key Action 2 – Strategic Partnership for Adult Education, co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme, aims precisely at bridging this educational gap, providing volunteers with the necessary key competences for the care of unaccompanied foreign minors and at the same time providing adequate training material for educators delivering training courses for volunteers and for professionals seeking non-formal training in these areas.


For further information

Read more about VOLUME.

Contact Giulia Siino: giulia.siino@cesie.org.