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Fourth Transnational Meeting in Galway (Ireland)

On 18th and 19th June, the four partner organisations of the e-VOC project met in Galway (Ireland) for the fourth project meeting.



The e-VOC project aims at improving the offer, accessibility and quality of training for the professionals of the European voluntary sector on the validation of competences. To do so, four organisations from four European countries have joined forces to develop the first open and multilingual online training course for the professionals of the European voluntary sector on the validation of competences. 

During this meeting, the partners presented and evaluated the improvements implemented on the online training course since the last meeting in Rome, in January 2018. Afterwards, the partners went through the plan for the next project activities: the events that will take place in Spain, Italy, Netherlands and Ireland to present the online training course to Volunteer Coordinators and other professionals from the voluntary sector. 

The online training course will be accessible for free in three languages (English, Spanish and Italian) from September 2018. Those who are interested in accessing the online training course as soon as it is published can now register at www.e-voc.eu 

This project, co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union, is a joint initiative of: the Spanish Volunteering Platform (Spain), CSVnet (Italy), EDOS Foundation (Netherlands), and National University of Ireland, Galway (Ireland).


Third Transnational Meeting in Rome (Italy)

On 18th and 19th January, the four partner organisations of the e-VOC project met in Rome (Italy) for the third project meeting.



The e-VOC project aims at improving the offer, accessibility and quality of training for the professionals of the European voluntary sector on the validation of competences. To do so, four organisations from four European countries have joined forces to develop the first open and multilingual online training course for the professionals of the European voluntary sector on the validation of competences.

During the first day of the meeting, the partners from Italy and Spain presented the results from the testing carried out with professionals of the voluntary sector from Italy and Spain.

During the second day, the delegates from the four partner organisations evaluated the results from the testing and defined the improvements to be implemented on the online training course. These improvements will be presented during the next project meeting, in Galway (Ireland), planned for June 2018.

This project, co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union, is a joint initiative of: the Spanish Volunteering Platform (Spain), CSVnet (Italy), EDOS Foundation (Netherlands), and National University of Ireland, Galway (Ireland).


Second Transnational Meeting in Bemmel (Netherlands)

On 18th and 19th May, the four partner organisations of the e-VOC project met in Bemmel (Netherlands) for the second project meeting.



The e-VOC project aims at improving the offer, accessibility and quality of training for Volunteer Coordinators on the validation of competences. To do so, four organisations from four European countries have joined forces to develop the first open and multilingual online training course for Volunteer Coordinators on the validation of competences.

The delegates used this project meeting to evaluate the training content developed so far by each partner organisation and sharing feedback and advice to help each other.

The next step will be to finalise the development of the online training content and to test it with Volunteer Coordinators from Spain and Italy. The results from the testing will be presented during the next project meeting, in Rome (Italy), planned for January 2018.


First Transnational Meeting in Madrid (Spain)


The e-VOC project aims at improving the offer, accessibility and quality of training for Volunteer Coordinators on the validation of competences. To do so, four organisations from four European countries have joined forces to develop the first open and multilingual online training course for Volunteer Coordinators on the validation of competences.

Between 12th and 16th December, the four partner organisations of the e-VOC project met in Madrid (Spain) for the first project meeting.

The first day of the meeting began with a warm welcome from Luciano Poyato (President of the Spanish Volunteering Platform) and Mar Amate (Director of the Spanish Volunteering Platform) who congratulated the delegates from the partner organisations for their commitment to improving the quality and accessibility of training for Volunteer Coordinators in Europe.


The delegates used the first project meeting to set strong foundations for the work of the partnership. In particular, they worked on the development of the training content, reviewing the work done so far by each partner organisation and sharing feedback and advice to help each other.

The next step will be to finalise the development of the online training content before the second project meeting in Bemmel (The Netherlands), planned for May 2017. During the meeting in Bemmel, the delegates from the partner organisations will prepare for the next project activity, the testing of the online training course with Volunteer Coordinators from Italy and Spain.