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
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
During the project a BADGES-app was created for young adults aged 18 to 35, seeking work or training, who go on mobility to Malta to gain professional experience abroad, learn and use a foreign language, get to know a foreign environment and culture independently and actively, and gain orientation for the future and their future career path in the scope of the “The Challenge Abroad – Continued” project. Continue reading
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).
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.
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.
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.