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EVS for Employability

Training Course

25-29 May 2015 | Birmingham, United Kingdom

This 3.5 day workshop is intended for EVS Sending and Receiving Organisations and Mentors. The workshop will look at how competences developed during EVS can be effectively used to boost a volunteer's employability.
The idea of the EVS Competences project was born in 2012 and further developed by eight National Agencies of the Youth in Action programme, together with two Salto Resource Centres. The common motivation and focus was to explore the relevance of competences developed during the European Voluntary Service project for the labour market. Following an Evaluation and Planning meeting held in August 2014, the National Agencies of the UK, France, Hungary, Poland, and Slovenia, together with Salto Inclusion have decided to take forward some of the recommendations set out in the ‘EVS Competences for Employability’ project narrative report , and hold a 3.5 day workshop to strengthen the role of mentors and Sending and Receiving Organisations in the European Voluntary Service. Links to reports: http://bit.ly/1y3fPuc http://bit.ly/1xEcz8d Aims and Objectives: The aim of the course is to address how the key competences in EVS can be captured, recognised and presented by EVS volunteers for prospective employment. We will do this by: - reflecting on learning support provided to EVS volunteers - using the latest research on EVS to explore the needs of EVS volunteers as well (as the requirements from employers) related to employability - exploring tools to capture learning - practicing how to translate competencies into the diverse language of the job market - focusing on the next steps that organisations can take to maximise the impact of the course itself Target Groups: We would happily accept applications from individuals within organisations currently working within EVS (or that have the intention and capacity to do so in the future) from the following groups: Youth workers Youth leaders Project managers EVS mentors/tutors

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Training overview


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This Training Course is

for 15 participants

from Erasmus+ Youth Programme countries , Western Balkan countries

and recommended for

Youth workers, Youth leaders, Youth project managers, Volunteering mentors, EVS Sending and Receiving Organisations

Working language(s):



Erasmus+ UK (Ecorys) (National Agency)

The Erasmus+ UK National Agency is a partnership between the British Council and Ecorys UK



  • France, Hungary, Poland, Slovenia (National Agency)
  • Salto Inclusion (SALTO Resource Centre)
  • Salto SEE (SALTO Resource Centre)

Contact for questions:

Bob McDougall


Phone: +44(0)7862720685

Before applying please contact the NA of your residence country to check if it is involved in this concrete project and committed to cover travel costs. NB! Learn about possible participation fee and other relevant rules.


This project is financed by the Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme. Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs involved in this project - except a participation fee which varies from call to call and country to country. Please contact your NA to learn more about the financial details, and how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Participants are entitled to receive a Youthpass certificate from the organiser, for recognition of their competence development during the activity. Read more about Youthpass:

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