The final VALLEY conference was held on February 16 and took place in the Villa Mediterranée in the old port area of Marseille.
In this final conference the resources, which were developed by the Erasmus+ project VALLEY to identify and to recognise skills and competences developed by young people during their volunteering experiences, and the validation methodology were presented.
The VALLEY final conference will take place on Thursday, February 16th, 2017, from 12 h to 18 h in Marseille, France, in the premises of the Villa Méditerranée.
If you are interested in volunteering and the recognition of competences acquired therein, you should register now!
Please find the conference programme and registration tool here.
Final conference on 16.02.2017 in Marseille, France
Make a note in your calendar – The VALLEY team is organising the final conference which will include conclusions from the piloting phase, a panel discussion with experts from the field, workshops … and last but not least the award ceremony.
More details will be published soon!
The VALLEY course in Timisoara was a wonderful experience!
With 13 participants – which turned out to be a very lucky number (we had no doubts) – the course was a real success. Each participant brought in a specific piece of expertise and made the course become a truly European learning experience
We were hosted by APOWER that is taking wonderfully care of everything.
Our third newsletter is available now. It focuses on the validation method LEVEL5 – an approach to assess and evidence competences gained through non-formal and informal learning, like volunteering.
You can read or download it by clicking this link:
Einladung zum transnationalen Trainingskurs: “Validierung von Kompetenzen in der Jugend-Freiwilligenarbeit ”
09.-13. Mai 2016
Das Team des Erasmus+ Projektes VALLEY (Validation System in Lifelong Learning Experinces of Youth Volunteering) lädt interessierte FreiwilligenbetreuerInnen/-koordinatorInnen zu einem 5-tägigen internationalen Trainingskurs zum Thema “Validierung von Kompetenzen in der Jugend-Freiwilligenarbeit ” in Timisoara (Rumänien) ein.
The VALLEY team is happy to present our second newsletter. It summarises the results of our large scale online survey with more than 300 respondents from all across Europe.
You can open or download it here: VALLEY_Newsletter_2_December_2015
On 18./19. November 2015 the VALLEY partners met for the second transnational meeting in Palermo.
The meeting was dedicated to drawing conclusions from the previous research and stocktaking phase as basis for the development of the VALLEY validation approach for assessing and evidencing competence developments in volunteering activities.
The VALLEY project team has launched an online survey addressing both volunteering organisations and volunteers.
With the help of the surveys the team wants to get a deeper insight in the competences that can be acquired during volunteering services and if and how these are assessed and recognised.
If you work in the volunteering sector, please fill in the questionnaire for volunteering organisers. The questionnaire is available in German, English, French, Italian and Romanian: Survey for volunteering organisers
If you have worked or are currently working as a volunteer, please fill in the survey for (ex)volunteers. The questionnaire is available in German, English, French, Italian and Romanian: Survey for (ex)volunteers
In early May the VALLEY (Validation System in Lifelong Learning Experiences of Youth Volunteering) partners came together in Göttingen to set up the plan for putting the goals of VALLEY into practice. The first steps focus on assessing the field of volunteering opportunities for youths and the practices in terms of validation of competences that young people acquire during their volunteering experiences. For this purpose an online survey will be launched in the middle of June that addresses young volunteers as well as volunteering organisations to ask for their experiences and needs. The survey is backed by an extensive internet research to deepen the findings. Based on these research results the VALLEY team will customise the offers that are to be developed in the coming two years.