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Roads to recognition

Roads to recognition

Roads to recognition

The project “Roads to recognition” was realised during the years 2013–2015 and was concerned with exchange of good practices and the development of support for volunteering organizations in terms of methods and tools of skills recognition acquired through volunteering activity.

Skills assessment is a tool commonly used on the labour market in order to analyse skills, abilities, attitudes and motivations with the objective of enabling the beneficiary to define a professional career. In some European countries, like France, this tool is already experimented for years in various contexts and with various targets, with standardized contents and implemented procedures.

The project idea was based on collaboration at European level to adjust the assessment of competences used in a career guidance context, into a voluntary service context. The partnership also oriented to share specific methodologies of accompaniment of volunteers used by the different partner organizations, as well as to develop a strategy to use the European Skills Passport and the EQF (European Qualifications Framework) in volunteering organizations.

The project partnership was composed by organizations from the Netherlands, Poland, Ireland, Czech Republic, and Cyprus. The partners are working on local, regional, national, and European level, which will help us to take care that the project outcomes will be usable on all these levels. The partnership also has partners from different disciplines: volunteering, adult education, scientific research, so we can look at the theme from different perspectives. The projects partners were:

  • Czech Council of Children and Youth (Czech Republic)
  • Scouting Gelderland / Huis van de Jeugd (The Netherlands)
  • Pan Cyprian Volunteerism Coordinative Council (Cyprus)
  • National University of Ireland, Galway (Ireland)
  • Education and Social Research Centre (Poland)

The European Volunteer Centre and the Dutch National Europass Centre have contributed to the project as so called “associated partners”.

Outcomes of the project

The project's outcomes are also available on the website of the European Alliance for Volunteering.

With the support of the Lifelong Learning programme of the European Union