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!

VIM – Event in each partner organisation

Each VIM partner is organising a multiplier event in these days. The aim is to make interested trainers familiar with the VIM approach and the developed materials provided on the VIM Hub.

If you are interested in joining such an event, please address the partner organisation of your country and ask for their events.

VIM Hub available now

The VIM team is happy to announce that the VIM online hub (educational resources) is available now in English. It offers training units with activities on different health topics as well as further resources and interesting links to deepen the knowledge on specific issues related to health.
The Hub is right now being translated and will be available in all partner languages within the next few weeks.

Job Bridge – Kick-off in Paris

On 12./13. of February, 2019, the Job Bridge partners met in Paris for the kick-off meeting. The main purpose of the meeting was to get to know to each other and to plan in detail the first project activities.
The partners discussed in detail the approach of the stocktaking and needs analysis phase and brainstormed those competences that can be aquired in volunteering activities, on the one hand, and that are at the same time relevant for future employers. Currently the long list of competences is being revised and will be further consolidated by means of surveys and interviews in the partner countries.

Job Bridge – The Start

Volunteering is an important means for (young) people to develop themselves, by building new relationships and gaining a whole set of life skills that can improve their employability. It serves to gather important experience in unknown fields, to develop social, personal and organisational competences.

The Job Bridge project – Job Bridge for Volunteers, is a two year project, which aims to offer the means for educational providers dealing with volunteers to assess their volunteers’ competences and to support their learning paths. Job Bridge will develop a fully-fledged user-centred approach for validating non-formal and informal learning processes in volunteering activities, including a well proven web-based documentation, both for learners and those supervising them, the “facilitators”.

On the 12-13 February 2019, the partnership will meet for the first time in Paris, France and set up the first steps for a comprehensive comparative research report.

PRACTICE – Kick-off Meeting

The PRACTICE project – Preventing Radicalism through Critical Thinking Competences aims to develop EU-wide continuing professional development (CPD) programme for teachers focussing on promotion of social, civic and intercultural competences and critical thinking of secondary school students.

PRACTICE addresses current challenges and needs of preventing radicalisation in school and of supporting opportunities for teachers’ continuing professional development (CPD) in this area, by developing, testing and disseminating an innovative approach, using participatory methods collaborative process, that involve 7 partner organisations and 35 schools at local, national and EU level.

On the 22-23 November 2018 the partnership meet for the first time in Palermo, Italy and set up the first steps for a comprehensive comparative research report.