ImproVal project partners have developed three main outputs:

  • Volunteering validation compendium: It is a synthesis of the tools and practices used in the voluntary sector to validate competences based on desk research and the results of partners’ previous project on validation. The compendium is available online here. It was presented in a webinar in June 2019. 
  • Study on validation in volunteering: The study looked at the outcomes of the validation of volunteers’ competences. The data was be collected through an online questionnaire and interviews and resulted in an article published in a scientific journal. Have a look on this page.
  • Policy recommendations: Towards the end of the project, partners used the results of the two first outputs in order to provide recommendations for the European voluntary sector. They were finalised in June 2020.

Multiplier events: Multiplier events took place in Finland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Slovakia. The purpose of the events was to present the project results and to engage relevant national stakeholders in a dialogue about validation in the voluntary sector.