We are developing the first open and multilingual online platform of information, training, guidance and support for volunteers during the transition between the documentation and assessment phases of the process for the validation of the learning outcomes from volunteering.
This e-learning platform will be available here in four languages (English, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese) in October 2020. Meanwhile, if you are interested in learning more about the project development, we invite you to regularly visit this website!
Developers and Testers met in Brussels12/03/2020
From 2nd to 6th March, the volunteers from four countries who have been testing the eVA-VOL platform since last summer met with the platform developers in Brussels.
During the first three days, the volunteers from Ireland, Italy, Portugal and Spain presented the results of using the eVA-VOL platform to validate their learning from volunteering as part of an official qualification.
The fourth day, the volunteers make proposals for the improvement of the eVA-VOL platform and the developers expressed their commitment to implement all of them.
The fifth day, the developers agreed on the schedule and distribution of tasks for the implementation of all the improvements suggested by the volunteers. According to this, the new improved eVA-VOL platform will be published in September this year.
Thanks to these days in Brussels that developers and testers have been working together, the final version of the eVA-VOL platform will surely be more effective for those seeking validation for their learning from volunteering. Thus, improving the transferability of the learning from volunteering to formal education.
Second transnational meeting13/06/2019
On 12th and 13th June 2019, the five partner organisations of the eVA-VOL project met in Lisbon (Portugal) for their second transnational meeting.
The delegates from the five partner organisations used this second project meeting to evaluate the current development of the online platform and to prepare for the next project activity: the testing of the online platform with volunteers, voluntary organisations and universities from four countries (Spain, Italy, Portugal and Ireland).
Kickoff of the eVA-VOL project12/01/2019
From 10th to 12th January 2019, the five partner organisations of the eVA-VOL project met in Madrid (Spain) for their first transnational meeting.
The delegates from the five partner organisations used this first project meeting to set strong foundations for the work of the partnership. In particular, they worked on the development of the content for the online platform. The next step will be to finalise the development of the online content before the second project meeting in Lisbon (Portugal) planned for May 2019. During the meeting in Lisbon, the delegates from the partner organisations will prepare for the next project activity, the testing of the online platform with volunteers from Spain, Italy Portugal and Ireland.