From the 9th to the 12th of December 2015, fourteen representatives from different European development organisations will meet in the Spanish city of Logroño in order to start with the activities of this European project co-funded by the Key Action 2 of the European Commission’s programme Erasmus+.
EVOLVET (European VOLunteer coordinators Vocation Education and Training) is a two-year strategic partnership coordinated by the Spanish organisation CONGDCAR with the support of six entities working with development projects for social inclusion and education: Südwind Agentur (Austria), Art in Tanzania Ry (Finland), LVIA (Italy), Fund for Intercultural Education (Poland), Pista Mágica – Associação (Portugal) and Platforma dobrovolnickych centier a organizacii (Slovakia). The project aims at giving a positive impulsion to the training of volunteer coordinators by providing a standardised tool-kit containing on-the-job training materials for skills and competences commonly demanded to volunteer coordinators across Europe, not only for the management of development projects, but also on the concrete education and training of the volunteers taking part on them. During the project duration, partners will use the collected information and materials to create a common tool-kit that will be tested on the different partner countries in order to ensure its quality and improve it using real volunteer coordinators working on development organisations. This will directly contribute to promote the transparency and recognition of their qualifications and competences using also already established systems based on measurable recognitions at transnational level, including those acquired through formal, non-formal and informal learning. Moreover, the project will also run transnational training mobilities and multiplier events that will make possible to volunteer coordinators from the different partner countries not only to take part in common education initiatives about volunteers management embedded within the activities of the project, but also to participate on learning activities about this topic on their home countries.
In case you want to get more information about EVOLVET, please visit the different sections of this website, “like” it on Facebook or contact the partner organisation in your country.