Increasing Volunteers’ Skills across Europe     

Erasmus+ – Strategic Partnerships   Key Action 2  Sector: Adult Education    

Project number: N 2017-1-DE02-KA204-004213  


The 1st of November 2017 started the Erasmus + Partnership Increasing Volunteers’ Skills across Europe – InVolvE, which during 18 months brings together institutions and NGO from 10 European Member states.  

The implementing partners have asserted that there is a need to improve the training of volunteers and to design training programs that will focus on soft skill training in volunteering environments: The partnership creates a framework to support and push exchange of best practices of training arrangements related to enhancing soft skills and knowledge sharing in matters of curriculum, standards and tools for volunteer training (include staff training). Besides this overall goal, the project specific objectives are to:  

1. “browse” national and European best practices and and related experiences, products (curriculums, tool boxes, learning materials, etc.);  

2. collect methodological information on how to develop training programs for strengthen soft skills in setting of voluntarism;  

3. identify essential elements for the development an efficient training program tailored to the specific needs of two target groups:  

a. the board members and managing staff members in civil society organisations which engage volunteers in their work, to strengthen organizational readiness and volunteer management resources;  

b. volunteers themselves providing with the resources and information they need to strengthen their soft skills for self management, conflict solving, psychic resilience focused to do their specific volunteer contribution and to ensure their well being;  

4. increase the capacities of the participant organisations and their staff members regarding language skills, intercultural competences and networking on international level.  


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