Reconnaissance et qualifications des parcours associatifs – colloque REQUAPASS – 22 Nov. 2018

POUR LA SOLIDARITÉ prendra part au lancement de REQUAPASS, projet transfrontalier de valorisation de l’engagement associatif. Coordonné par la Maison des Associations – MdA de Tourcoing et financé par le programme Interreg FWVL, REQUAPASS sera officiellement lancé lors d’un colloque qui se tiendra à Sciences Po Lille le 22 novembre prochain et réunira des acteurs associatifs belges et français impliqués dans la reconnaissance des compétences liées au bénévolat et volontariat.

Le projet REQUAPASS – REconnaissance et QUAlification des Parcours ASSociatifs – a pour mission la promotion, le développement et l’appui aux initiatives associatives et citoyennes. Financé par  le programme de coopération transfrontalière Interreg France-Wallonie-Vlaanderen, avec le soutien du Fond Européen de Développement Régional – FEDER, REQUAPASS a pour vocation de favoriser l’inclusion sociale et l’employabilité des jeunes dans l’espace transfrontalier.

Dans le courant de la matinée du 22 novembre prochain, à Sciences Po Lille, interviendra Sanjin Plakalo, senior project manager POUR LA SOLIDARITÉ, dans le panel “Mieux reconnaitre et identifier les compétences développées lors d’expériences de volontariat ou de bénévolat”. Dans le cadre de ce panel européen, PLS partagera expérience et témoignage associés à European Volunteer Inclusion Program – EUROVIP – projet co-financé par le programme européen ERASMUS+ visant à faciliter l’insertion professionnelle des jeunes adultes (entre 17 et 30 ans) volontaires et/ou bénévoles via la reconnaissance des aptitudes et des compétences acquises.

Pour participer au lancement REQUAPASS, l’inscription est requise. Formulaire accessible en ligne ici.

Date : jeudi 22 novembre 2018, de 9h30 à 18h

Adresse : IEP Lille -9 rue Auguste Angellier – 59000 Lille – France

Programme : PROGRAMME Colloque Requapass

Plus d’informations : cliquer ici

European Validation Festival

The European Commission informs that the “European Validation Festival” will take place on 14-15 June 2018 in Brussels, Belgium at the EGG, Rue Barastraat 175, 1070 Brussels.

The Festival will gather around 250 practitioners, experts, policy makers, and users from the worlds of employment, social partners, adult education and VET, youth, higher education, etc to showcase policies and practices, discuss the shape of validation of informal and non-formal learning in Europe, and reflect on the future.

The Festival is organised during two days in Brussels: The first day is built around an interactive marketplace with spotlight stands on regional, national, sectoral and European practices, as opportunities to meet, discuss, and learn with and from peers. Several thematic seminars will also take place. The second day will be a conference where the floor will be given to policy developers, validation practitioners and other actors.

For any questions, and to share your feedback, please contact: EMPL-E2-VALIDATION-FESTIVAL@ec.europa.eu (link sends e-mail). Colleagues are also very happy to discuss directly: Pedro Chaves (pedro.chaves@ec.europa.eu (link sends e-mail), Lieve Van den Brande (godelieve.van-den-brande@ec.europa.eu (link sends e-mail),Koen Nomden (koen.nomden@ec.europa.eu (link sends e-mail) and Carlo Scatoli (carlo.scatoli@ec.europa.eu (link sends e-mail)).

Alison Crabb

 

Head of Unit, Skills and Qualifications

DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion

European Commission

Rue de Spa, 3

Office 4/009

B-1000 Brussels

Direct tel.: +32 2 295 9223

 

For any questions and obtain a template : EMPL-E2-VALIDATION-FESTIVAL@ec.europa.eu (link sends e-mail)

European Commission

Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion
Unit E.2 – Skills and Qualifications

SPA 3/04

B-1049 Brussels-Belgium

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 :
sanjin.plakalo@pourlasolidarite.eu
pauline.baumann@pourlasolidarite.eu

Save the date : Conférence finale EuroVIP !

Le 26 avril prochain, le CESE accueillera la conférence finale du projet européen EuroVIP sur le bénévolat comme levier d’insertion socioprofessionnelle des jeunes.

Dans l’optique de valoriser les savoirs acquis dans des environnements formels, non-formels et informels, les cinq partenaires (POUR LA SOLIDARITÉ, FACE, VOLUNTEERING MATTERS, VOLUM et WISAMAR) ont mis au point une série d’outils innovants afin de faciliter l’accès des jeunes au marché du travail et de renforcer la capacité des structures accueillant les volontaires à reconnaître et valoriser ces compétences.

Pour connaître ces outils et d’autres bonnes pratiques, suivre les échanges entre expert.e.s du volontariat, représentant.e.s institutionnel.les, chercheur.euse.s et acteur.rice.s de terrain, prenez part au débat, suivi d’un networking lunch offert.

Le programme de la matinée du 26 avril est disponible et l’inscription préalable en ligne nécessaire.

 

En bref

  • 26 avril 2018, de 9h00 à 14h00
  • Accueil et café à partir de 8h30
  • Comité Économique et Social Européen (CESE) : Rue Van Maerlant 2 (salle VMA3), 1000 Bruxelles
  • Métro 1 ou 5, Arrêt Maalbeek/Maelbeek ou Schuman

 

Pour toute information complémentaire, veuillez contacter :
sanjin.plakalo@pourlasolidarite.eu
pauline.baumann@pourlasolidarite.eu

 

Volunteering and the inclusion of refugees

Volunteers and their organisations have been contributing immensely to support the needs of refugees in Europe. Volonteurope, CEV, European Youth Forum, WAGGGS and WOSM have organised an event that will showcase projects and initiatives that engage volunteers for refugee inclusion. Together, we aim to understand more about these important activities and what needs be done at policy and practice levels in order to further increase impact and contribute to inclusion and mutual understanding in Europe.

The positive gains and the impact of these actions is important also for the volunteers. The event will also be the occasion to reflect on the skills gained by volunteers, exploring how volunteering contributes to improving their lives and skills while building inclusive societies.

When? 29th of November – afternoon/early evening
Where? Mundo J, Rue de l’Industrie 10, 1000 Brussels

TIME 16:00 – 18:00

18:00 onwards – networking reception

Click here for tickets

Portfolio for Volunteering experiences – training for Romanian NGOs

On 30th June 2017, in Bucharest, VOLUM Federation organized a one day training for NGOs that are engaging volunteers in their projects and activities. The main goal was to present and test the ProfilPass Portfolio for Volunteering experience in order to collect feedback from volunteer managers, improving afterwards the instrument. Another objective was also to present the EUROVIP project, its context, main goals and the partners involved.

The event started with a brief presentation of the participants – who´s who? – with content regarding their job, the NGO, its mission and one competence that they have gained through volunteering activities or other informal learning contexts. After sharing our stories with the group, we had the opportunity to talk more about the project, the idea of the ProfilPass, the steps that have been done in adapting the original instrument to evaluating volunteering activities, including in the final portfolio aspects regarding Romania`s national context for volunteering. Nonetheless we identified ways this instrument can help the NGOs in issuing the national volunteering certificate – VoluntPass.

Moreover, the participants were able to share the most important instruments and methods they are applying in their NGOs in order to evaluate and recognize the learning outcomes their volunteers gain through projects and activities. In order to detail they were invited to share: how often do they evaluate, who applies the method/instrument, what happens after etc. The idea was to create the context for them to share best practices and useful instruments to build bridges between the participants, to acknowledge they have a network where they can ask for support in terms of coordinating volunteers and evaluating their learning processes.

After this session, we had the opportunity to talk more about the Portfolio of Volunteering experiences. VOLUM team presented each chapter, the philosophy behind this instrument and how flexible this instrument can be for the NGO. The group discussed about all contexts in which this portfolio can be used: volunteering, informal and non-formal learning context, competences, personal qualities and experiences etc. Furthermore, it was a great occasion to discuss more about the differences between competences, abilities, skills and attitudes.

Furthermore, the next two sessions were destined to a more practical approach to the methodology of the ProfilPass, giving participants a chance to test one of the most important exercises from this instrument and, also, to learn more about the value of the certificate, in order to improve recognition of competences gained through volunteering. In groups of two, participants talked about one activity they have enjoyed in past several months, trying to identify what competences they have gained. Along the process they nonetheless discovered a new way to build an action plan focusing on steps for improving some of the competences they already have and gain other ones as well.

In the last session, VOLUM team clarified the difficulties/questions volunteer managers had about the national volunteering certificate – VoluntPass and the online platform they can use to issue it, both in English and Romanian.

At the end of the day, each participant received a printed version of the Portfolio and were encouraged to test it in their organizations, on their volunteers. For collecting feedback and „next steps” they had to fill in an online questionnaire, and their answers help VOLUM improve the instrument. Last but not least, the highlights of this event were 1) the volunteer managers had the opportunity to discover an instrument they can really use, in the evaluating and monitoring aspects in their activities and 2) sharing best practices from their organizations.

 

Conférence-débat sur le volontariat à Bruxelles : Midi POUR LA SOLIDARITÉ

Depuis l’année européenne du volontariat en 2011, les pratiques volontaires et bénévoles suscitent chez le décideur politique un intérêt particulier, dans le cadre des politiques publiques de l’emploi et de la citoyenneté. Cette récupération de la pratique, qui peut être positive autant qu’abusive, fait toutefois débat. POUR LA SOLIDARITÉ y consacrera un Midi POUR LA SOLIDARITÉ le 21 septembre 2017.

L’Europe traverse aujourd’hui deux crises majeures. La première est celle de l’emploi, plus que jamais rare et précarisé. La deuxième touche à la citoyenneté et au contrat social, alors que croît, sous l’impulsion des politiques libérales, l’individualisme et l’abandon des communautés. Dans ce cadre, le bénévolat est souvent perçu comme un levier d’inclusion sociale et professionnelle.

La tentation est en effet forte pour le décideur public d’utiliser le bénévolat comme un outil au service de ses politiques de l’emploi et de citoyenneté. Il est vrai que les effets « miracles » de cette pratique qui sait à la fois augmenter les chances de mise à l’emploi des chômeur-euse-s (plus spécialement ceux de longue durée) et recréer du lien social, au travers notamment de dispositifs tels que le service civique, sont loués de toutes parts.

Pourtant, les associations alertent sur les prescriptions automatiques qu’elles renseignent comme empiriquement contre-productives et posant de nombreuses questions en lien avec les principes de liberté, gratuité et altruisme, au cœur même de l’activité bénévole. Elles alertent également sur la volonté de certains décideurs de l’utiliser dans une optique de réduction des dépenses de l’État et de redéploiement de la puissance publique.

POUR LA SOLIDARITÉ, qui se penche actuellement sur le thème du volontariat, au travers de projets en cours (EuroVIPMentor UBrux’Elles) et de Notes d’analyse à paraître prochainement, vous propose un débat le 21 septembre.

Intervenant-e-s confirmé-e-s

  • Emmeline ORBAN – Plateforme francophone du Volontariat
  • François RONVEAUX – Plateforme pour le Service Citoyen

Infos pratiques

  • Lieu : Bruxelles (Rue Coenraets 66)
  • Horaire : 12-14h
  • Inscription sur le site POUR LA SOLIDARITÉ – PLS : www.pourlasolidarite.eu

Les MIDIS POUR LA SOLIDARITÉ sont des rencontres thématiques organisées pour décrypter les enjeux de la solidarité européenne. Dans un format court, ces rendez-vous réunissent – sur le temps de midi – des intervenant-e-s pour débattre autour d’un sujet spécifique tout en offrant un espace d’interactions avec le public.

Parce que débattre c’est COMPRENDRE POUR AGIR !

Avec le soutien de la COCOF

EuroVIP training for Volunteering Matters

Volunteering Matters EuroVIP Training.

A short while ago, we had the pleasure to announce the publication of the Portfolio for Volunteering experiences – Based on the ProfilPASS as part of our EuroVIP project.

In the coming months, the Volonteurope team will be providing training opportunities for Volunteer mangers to become acquainted with the use of the Portfolio.

On April 13, we will be training the Full Time Volunteering, Employee Volunteering and Positive Futures London teams of our hosting organisation Volunteering Matters in the use of this tool. The goal of this training is to make volunteering mangers acquainted with the use of the tool and enables them with the opportunity to raise feedback on its use.

An additional training opportunity for other volunteering organisations is foreseen in one of the upcoming NNIVIA meetings, of which we will keep you updated.

JOURNÉE DE FORMATION «Portfolio des expériences bénévoles et volontaires – basé sur le ProfilPass»

Saint-Denis, France