ImproVal kick-off in Helsinki (Finland)

On 29-30 of October, partners from 5 countries met in Helsinki to kick off the ImproVal project, which, over the next two years, will focus on improving validation in the voluntary sector. Partners shared their experiences from previous validation projects. 

ImproVal aims to provide a synthesis of work undertaken on the issue of validation and volunteering so far. It does so by bringing together the coordinators of a number of previous validation projects, making known the methods, tools and thinking behind validation of learning in the voluntary sector, in a validation compendium, conducting a small-scale study on the usefulness of validation for volunteers, and by encouraging a dialogue between relevant stakeholders locally, nationally and on a European level.

At the kick-off, partners have discussed the first project outputs and worked together to define the changes they would like to see in the sector and also the impact they are expecting the project to have.

The project is coordinated by the Sivis Study Centre, a nationwide non-formal adult education centre, whose mission is to foster citizens’ competences and promote active citizenship and voluntary work in co-operation with its members. The other partners are the University of Bamberg (Germany), Edos Foundation (Netherlands), Platform of Volunteer Centres and Organisations (Slovenia) and the Lifelong Learning Platform (EU).

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01 March 2019

Between January and June 2019, ImproVal partners have been working hard to collect validation tools for volunteers in the EU. As a result, more than 40 tools have been collected. They are available in 22 different languages. 


26 November 2018

On 29-30 of October, partners from 5 countries met in Helsinki to kick off the ImproVal project, which, over the next two years, will focus on improving validation in the voluntary sector. Partners shared their experiences from previous validation projects. 

15 November 2019

There are dozens of tools for validating volunteers’ skills. Are they good and what would make them better? Have they been helpful to you? Tell us about your experiences!

01 March 2019

ImproVal partners did a 90-minutes Webinar on validation tools in the voluntary sector on the 13th of June 2019. After a short presentation of the project and its initial findings4 guest speakers presented their tools and answer questions from the audience.