ImproVal project partners will develop 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 will look at the outcomes of the validation of volunteers’ competences. Such data will be collected through an online questionnaire and interviews and will result in an article published in a scientific journal. Expected Jan 2020.
  • Policy recommendations: Towards the end of the project, partners will use the results of the two first outputs in order to provide recommendations for the European voluntary sector. Expected June 2020.

Multiplier events: Multiplier events will take place in Finland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Slovakia. The purpose of the events is to present the project results and to engage relevant national stakeholders in a dialogue about validation in the voluntary sector and to use the project’s products.