Job Bridge – Results at glance

The Job Bridge project has come to an end. We are glad to announce that we have been able to achieve the aspired result. Here is what we did, in a nutshell:
As part of the Job Bridge project, facilitators of learning initiatives for young people participated in an extensive training course in Göttingen in February 2020, with the view to then carry out the so-called pilot learning projects involving at least 15 volunteers per partner country. The aim was to implement the methodologies developed in the earlier stages of the Job Bridge project and at the end of the pilot phase, the objective was to validate the competences acquired by both the facilitators and volunteers during the training and pilot projects, including utilising the innovative LEVEL5 methodology. Continue reading

And the award goes to ….

We are happy to announce the three winners of our Job Bridge Award – the Job Bridge Award addressed projects and initiatives aimed at validating learning outcomes in volunteering.

The winners are:

  • Validation of Volunteer Work, presented by ESN, Belgium
  • Skills Summary – The easy way to track and develop your life skills, presented by National Youth Council of Ireland
  • NOW App, presented by NOW, Switzerland

Find here the project abstracts: Continue reading

Data Literacy – Survey

Datalit – A joint research project to spread Data Literacy at the interface of higher education and business

At present, the project consortium is investigating what a data literate person should know and be able to do, not only as an employee, but also as an active citizen.
For this purpose, the partners have set up a survey to collect different type of experience with Data Literacy as an approach that improves the competences of employees, students or trainees. The questionnaire addresses teachers, trainers, learning facilitators in various educational fields as well as representatives of enterprises, NGOs, public entities etc.

The short questionnaire will only take 10 minutes of your time and your participation is completely anonymous.

Savvy Volunteer – Earn a badge!

Do you do any volunteer work?
Then let this voluntary commitment be recognised by a European digital badge.

Your voluntary activities make a relevant contribution to your personal development. You will build new relationships and acquire a whole range of life skills which you may be able to use in the labour market at a later stage. Continue reading

I-CARE Kick-off in January

In the last days of January we met for the first meeting of the project I-CARE. I-CARE stands for Intercultural Care in the Social and Healthcare Sector and aims to promote intercultural skills of care workers to ease their interaction with clients with migration background. For this purpose a number of tools will be developed, among them an intercultural learning App for care workers.

The meeting was hosted by BUPNET in Göttingen, where our partners Continue reading

Job Bridge – Training Course

We are pleased to announce that the Job Bridge training course for trainers and multipliers was successfully carried out on February 11th to 13th in the premises of the BUPNET in Göttingen, Germany. The course lasted 18 hours in total and included 22 participants from all partner countries. The course aimed to enable the participants to implement competence-oriented approaches with volunteers and validate competences acquired in the voluntary activities. All main course contents are available on the Job Bridge online platform. Continue reading

Job Bridge – Partner meeting in Rome

The second partner meeting took place on 07./08.10.2019 in Rome. The main purpose was to define the topics of the training course for volunteering facilitators and to set up the curriculum for the three-day course that will take place in February 2020 in Göttingen.

The main topics that are considered relevant are: Continue reading

VIC – Final Conference

The VIC team invites you to its final conference in Thessaloniki, Greece, on 16th of October, 2019.
Please find the conference agenda here.

The conference will offer an overview of the main elements of the project: blended learning offer, competence inventory of 14 integration competences, validation system LEVEL5, and the experience from practice.
In four workshops and a panel discussion entitled “Learning to live together in a diverse societey” the conference participants the participants can actively participate in the conference and shape the conference with their opinions, questions and experiences.

The conference venue is: Aristotle University Research Dissemination Centre (KEDEA), 3is Septemvriou, Thessaloniki 546 36, Greece

Launch of Job Bridge surveys!

Job Bridge project partners are launching two surveys to help them analyse the situation regarding validation and volunteering in the EU.
One is addressing former and current volunteers, the other addresses volunteer-based organisations (facilitators of volunteers).

  • Are you a former or current volunteer? Do you want to share your experience with us?

Take the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BDC362W

  • Are you a volunteer facilitator? Do you want to share your experience with us?

Take the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JJSVGTD

Thank you!