Construction d’un référentiel transfrontalier de compétences

Comment permettre aux bénévoles de prendre conscience de leurs compétences ? Comment mobiliser ces expériences utilement dans un CV ou lors du développement d’un projet ? Quels mots peut-on mettre derrière ces expériences ? Comment les classer et en parler?

Autant de questions qui seront abordées lors d’ateliers collaboratifs organisés par la Maison des Associations de Roubaix, le lundi 16 Avril 2018.

Dans une perspective transfrontalière, la notion de valorisation des compétences des bénévoles sera abordée avec pour but la conception d’un référentiel transfrontalier des compétences des bénévoles. Celui-ci servira de base à la création d’un outil en ligne permettant l’identification des compétences liées au bénévolat et au volontariat.

Ces ateliers s’inscrivent dans le cadre du programme Européen INTERREG – REQUAPASS – Reconnaissance et la Qualification des Parcours Associatifs. Cette démarche transfrontalière de 4 années, portée par un grand nombre de structures flamandes, wallonnes et françaises, vise à valoriser les compétences acquises par les personnes impliquées dans des engagements associatifs.

Quand ? Lundi 16 Avril 2018 de 14h00 à 17h00
Où ? Maison des Associations de Roubaix, 24 Place de la Liberté, 59100
Inscription ? Contacter

Pour toute information complémentaire, veuillez contacter Madame Agathe DEFRETIN à l’adresse suivante :

European conference on volunteering – SAVE THE DATE : April 26th in Brussels

Take part at the final conference of European project EuroVIP – Volunteering experiences, a lever for socio-professional inclusion of youth, held in Brussels at the EESC on April 26th.

Promoting volunteering in Europe is an inclusive challenge. With the purpose of valorizing the knowledge acquired in formal, non-formal and informal environments, EuroVIP consortium (FACE, POUR LA SOLIDARITÉ, VOLUNTEERING MATTERS, VOLUM and WISAMAR) has developed series of innovative tools to facilitate young people’s access to the labor market and to strengthen the capacity of organizations welcoming volunteers recognize and value their skills. To participate and follow the debate between experts in volunteering field, institutional representatives, researchers and workers registration is a MUST. Join us to find out more about tools and good practices! The last handbook of the EuroVIP’s collection including success stories of volunteering experiences and recommendations for labor market and policy makers will be revealed.

Conference followed by a networking lunch. Agenda of the 26 April is available and the online registration beforehand is necessary.

In brief

  • 26th April 2018, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • Registrations and coffee from 8:30
  • European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) : Rue Van Maerlant 2 (Room VMA3), 1000 Bruxelles
  • Metro 1 or 5, stop at Maalbeek/Maelbeek or Schuman

For more information:


Recruiters can easily overlook impacts of volunteering activities. Without any certificate, it can be difficult to apprehend the contribution of volunteering. Nevertheless understand the learning scopes in volunteering activities can support employability of young people in the EU. That’s the reason why, EuroVIP partners dedicated a practical guide to recruiters to find out more about volunteering and the added value of candidate with a volunteer background.

EuroVIP specific guide for recruiters includes:

  • Specific overview of volunteering situations in France, Belgium, United Kingdom, Romania and Germany.
  • Good practices of recognition and integration of volunteering experiences into the recruitment process through examples of recruiters already engaged in the recognition of volunteering as a valuable experience.
  • Tools for recognizing volunteering experiences: Presenting resources available at the European and national level to help identify competences gained by volunteers.

EuroVIP guide to recruiters is available in French, German and English in digital version.



In Europe, 23% of the people aged over 15 years old are engaged in voluntary work. However, without a certificate like those in the formal education environment, it can be hard to realize the scope of their learning or to prove what they acquired. EuroVIP partners developed a Portfolio for volunteering experiences in four languages in order to fill this gap and help young volunteers to self-discover, self-evaluate and self-reflect their competencies resulting from volunteering activities.

EuroVIP Portfolio is based on the ProfilPASS developed by the German Institute that was taking a look at all areas of private and professional life. The tool focuses especially on competences deriving from volunteering activities with three main scopes :

  • Helping a self-discovering, self-reflection and self-evaluation of voluntary engagement.
  • Providing skills and competences overview in order to serve recruitment process.
  • Developing perspectives for professional development and help to prepare for job applications, interviews, (re-) orientation process or learning ventures (courses, training, volunteering or professional activities).

EuroVIP Portfolio provides a certificate that proves tasks, responsibilities, competencies and personal qualities of the young volunteer. EuroVIP portfolio is available in four languages and digital version:




EUROVIP in a nutshell

Two years long European project EuroVIP shows how volunteer experience can be a winning card in terms of employability and provides key actors of the labour market with tools to actually valorize such an experience. Acronym of European Volunteer Inclusion Program, the experimental project involved more than 300 participants who were familiarized and trained to use EuroVIP’s tools.

EuroVIP was developed in Romania, France, Belgium, Germany and in the UK in order to strengthen the recognition of skills and competences acquired by young volunteers. Over 300 EuroVIP participants from the following categories have been involved:

  • Volunteers (240)
  • Volunteering organisations (62),
  • Companies (60).

More in depth EuroVIP actions developed between May 2016 and 2018 followed specific strategic goals.


Better valorize volunteering

The Portfolio supporting individuals in the identification of competences gained through informal learning contexts, to volunteering activities, has been designed (based on the previous ProfilPass). Adapted in 4 languages, EuroVIP Portfolio has been in the heart of 3 training sessions for 60 organizations welcoming volunteers. Overall in France, Romania and UK, more than 200 volunteers have been supported to identify their competences thanks to the path developed in EuroVIP Portfolio.


Engage companies

Because valorizing volunteering on the labor market would not be possible without reaching the recruiters, the EUROVIP consortium developed a guide to inform recruiters on the profile of volunteers, the competences they generally developed and how are those transferable to the world of work. This was also the occasion to collect and spread good practices of companies already engaged in this process. The guide was presented to 60 companies in Romania, France and in the UK.


Reach stakeholders

In order to valorize the inspiring activities led under the experimentation, and to create future synergies, success stories of volunteering have been gathered in a book to shed the light on positive cases. The book not only gives concrete examples but also includes political recommendations to better take into account the value of the volunteering sector. Register to the final conference to receive it in exclusivity !

Save the date : EuroVIP final conference !

On 26 April, the EESC is welcoming the final conference of the European project EuroVIP about volunteering as a lever for socio-professional inclusion of youth.

For purpose of valorizing the knowledge acquired in formal, non-formal and informal environments, the five EuroVIP partners (POUR LA SOLIDARITE, FACE, VOLUNTEERING MATTERS, VOLUM and WISAMAR) have developped a serie of innovative tools to facilitate young people’s access to the labor market and to strengthen the capacity of organizations welcoming volunteers to recognize and value their skills.

To find out about these tools and other good practices, to follow the exchanges between experts in volunteering field, institutional representatives, researchers and workers in this field, take part in the debate. It will be followed by a offered networking lunch.

The agenda of the 26 April is available and the online registration beforehand is necessary.


In brief

  • 26th April 2018, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • Registrations and coffee from 8:30
  • European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) : Rue Van Maerlant 2 (Room VMA3), 1000 Bruxelles
  • Metro 1 or 5, stop at Maalbeek/Maelbeek or Schuman


For more informations, please contact :