With the second transnational meeting – which took place on 3 and 4 July 2017 at the University of Warsaw (Poland) – the VOYCE Project is getting to the heart of the matter: how to validate young volunteers’ competencies in a simple and effective way.
Two were the main issues discussed by partners during the meeting.
First, the draft of the research implemented in Poland, France, Italy, Portugal and Spain was examined in depth. The research provides an updated picture of the situation regarding the validation of non-formal and informal competences, from the legislative framework to existing good practices. To go deeper into these issues, the research did not just look at the existing bibliography, but it included interviews to young volunteers, organizations hosting them, and entrepreneurs. Shortly the research will be available on this web site.
Second, the partners worked on the guidelines of a competence validation model tailored specifically to the needs of the young volunteers. The model is closely linked to the research carried out and will therefore take into account previous experiences in this field. Exactly by analyzing the limits and advantages of the different models, the principles of the guidelines have been laid down. The model will be “translated” into two distinct intellectual outputs: a manual and a web portal.
In October 2017, when a manual and a portal will be ready, a training course will be set up for a transnational group of youth workers. The course will test these intellectual outputs before disseminating them to a wider audience.