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European Quality Standards in Youth Volunteering
Plataforma Voluntariado España (Spain)
Centre for European Volunteering - CEV (Belgium)
Volunteer Ireland (Ireland)
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To define common quality standards in order to facilitate to voluntary organisations and institutions across the EU the identification, promotion and development of good practices in the field of youth volunteering.
The project will have a duration of 24 months, being the first (M1) June 2021 and the last (M24) May 2023, and it will include the following activities:
Activity 1: European consultation M1-M6 (June - November 2021)
The first project meeting will take place in M1. During this meeting, the project partners will define the methodology for the consultation that they will carry out across the EU between M2 and M6 . The aim of this consultation is to identify the quality standards most commonly used in the European youth volunteering sector.
Activity 2: Defining the European Quality Standards in Youth Volunteering M7-M9 (December 2021 - February 2022)
During M7 and M8, the project partners will prepare the results from the consultation to be presented during the second project meeting in M9. During this meeting, the project partners will analyse the results and based on them, they will define the European Quality Standards in Youth Volunteering.
Activity 3: Pilot testing M10-M19 (March - December 2022)
In order to assess whether the recently defined European Quality Standards in Youth Volunteering are understood and welcomed by the European youth volunteering sector, the project partners will organise a transnational pilot testing. The pilot testing will take the form of a contest -European Youth Volunteering Award- as to motivate the participation of youth volunteering organisations across the EU. The jury will apply, for the very first time, the European Quality Standards in Youth Volunteering to evaluate the submitted projects and to select the winner.
During M10 and M11, the project partners will design the promotional materials for the first edition of the European Youth Volunteering Award.
From M12 to M14, the interested organisations will submit their applications.
During M15 and M17, the project partners will assess the applications and select 10 finalists. During the third project meeting in M18, the project partners will choose the winner which will be announced on 5th December 2022, the International Volunteer Day.
Activity 4: Improvement M20-M22 (January - March 2023)
During the third project meeting, the project partners will also evaluate the feedback from the youth volunteering organisations who participated in the pilot testing, and based on it, they will define the necessary improvements to be implemented on the European Quality Standards in Youth Volunteering before the final publication.
Activity 5: Final dissemination M23-M24 (April - May 2023)
During M23 and M24, the project partners will disseminate the European Quality Standards in Youth Volunteering across the EU.