VALLEY – Validation System in Lifelong Learning Experiences of Youth Volunteering

Objectives

  • To provide a new approach to promote volunteering among young people as a resource of personal empowerment.
  • To validate skills and competences developed mainly by youngsters during their volunteering experience.
  • To help young people understand the global benefits of volunteering in their life in terms of social integration and (re)engagement, civic participation, mobility opportunities, discovery of hidden talents etc.
  • To focus on young people already involved in volunteer activities and who have never experienced volunteering (specific focus on NEETs and young people with migration background).

Results

  • Community and e-platform to share good practises and make available update information on volunteering opportunities for youngsters.
  • LEVEL5 validation methodology and validation system for competences.
  • Qualification for professionals and multipliers in the volunteering sector.
  • Online toolbox consisting of the methodology, volunteers mentoring guidelines for staff/trainers, good practice examples and practical information on how to join the VALLEY community and use the e-platform.

Activities

  • Carry out social research on youth volunteering in Europe.
  • Design and deliver training course on the topic of validation of learning outcomes in volunteering services for at least 15 multipliers working for volunteering organisations in 6 partner countries.
  • Test the VALLEY methodology based on LEVEL5 validation system with at least 30 young people from 6 partner countries that will take part in a volunteering activity and apply the validation methodology.
  • Delivery of national workshops to share experiences, final conference and award ceremony for European stakeholders to make visible VALLEY, volunteering projects and initiatives for validating learning outcomes.
  • Set up a European community of volunteering organisations and stakeholders with use of social networks.

Partners

  • Coordinator: Bupnet Bildung Und Projekt Netzwerk Gmbh (Germany)
  • Die Berater Unternehmensberatungs GmbH (Austria)
  • EUROCIRCLE (France)
  • BEMIS (UK)
  • The Association for the Promotion of Women in Romania (Romania)

Info & contacts

Date of the project

01/03/2015 – 28/02/2017

DG of reference

DG EAC, Education and Training, Erasmus+ Key Action 2: Co-operation for Innovation and the Exchange of Good Practices – Strategic Partnership in the field of Youth

Department & Unit

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