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Savvy Volunteer – Earn a badge!

Do you do any volunteer work? Then let this voluntary commitment be recognised by a European digital badge. Your voluntary activities make a relevant contribution to your personal development. You will build new relationships and acquire a whole range of life skills which you may be able to use in the labour market at a later stage. Regardless of whether you offer digital tutoring and homework, establish a support network in your neighbourhood or work for a helpline, you are…

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Job Bridge – Partner meeting in Rome

The second partner meeting took place on 07./08.10.2019 in Rome. The main purpose was to define the topics of the training course for volunteering facilitators and to set up the curriculum for the three-day course that will take place in February 2020 in Göttingen.         The main topics that are considered relevant are: M1: Setting the context: intro to the course, volunteering as a means to increase job readiness M2: Compentence oriented learning M3: Validation: general infos,…

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Competences+ in a nutshell

Our Competences+ project comes to an end. We can look back on 24 busy months. We want to introduce you to our products in this article. Compétences+ is a 2-year Erasmus+ strategic partnership (Adult Education) developed by ADICE (lead partner) and 3 other European partners: ASPEM in Italy, EPN in England and Blinc in Germany. The project aims to help participants in mobility projects to continue the educational process they benefited from before and during international mobility in order to…

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2-day training upon mobility

The Competences+ team has elaborated a 2-days training module to help access the labor market by valorizing skills acquired during volunteering and mobility experience abroad. The objective of the training is to support those who return form a mobility experience to frame and propose the competences acquired abroad for their job search prospective. The two days offer activities that allow participants to correctly define the skills acquired and be able to describe them during a job interview. The dynamic and…

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COME IN Award – Extension of the submission deadline

The submission deadline for the COME IN award was extended. You still do have time until the 18th of August to fill in the submission form and apply for the award. Don’t miss your chance to win a trip to Mechelen, Belgium to present your project on work integration of refugees! You can find detailed information and the registration form in the Award Section of the COME IN website.

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The Competences+ smartphone app to track your mobility experience

The objective of the Competences+ application is to collect the participants’ experience during their mobility project. They will be able to take pictures, write their story and keep the memory of their mobility project directly on their phone. At the end of the international mobility, the experiences and testimonies recorded by the participants can be exported directly from their phones in PDF format. With the idea of a logbook, the portfolio of experiences and testimonies can be used to promote…

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Competences+ Online training for people returning from a mobility

Competences+ is a two year project that aims at creating innovative tools to help participants access the labour market. In the past year the website https://competenceplus.eu was created for people who participated in a mobility project and are now back from their journey. It provides information that is required to get access to the labour market, get back to training or become an entrepreneur. The website contains three sections. An information collection of available offers and measures that support people…

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Launch of Job Bridge surveys!

Job Bridge project partners are launching two surveys to help them analyse the situation regarding validation and volunteering in the EU. One is addressing former and current volunteers, the other addresses volunteer-based organisations (facilitators of volunteers).       Are you a former or current volunteer? Do you want to share your experience with us? Take the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BDC362W Are you a volunteer facilitator? Do you want to share your experience with us? Take the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JJSVGTD Thank…

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Competences+ Investigative Study

Competences+ is an ERASMUS+ project with the objective to help participants in transnational work-based mobility projects to access the labour market upon their return in order to continue the educational process they had started before departure. This involves creating attractive tools for participants and promoting the added value of mobility projects to employers. The project is managed by ADICE from Roubaix in France. ASPEm from Italy, blinc from Germany and European Placement Network from the UK are partners. The project…

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Job Bridge – Kick-off in Paris

On 12./13. of February, 2019, the Job Bridge partners met in Paris for the kick-off meeting. The main purpose of the meeting was to get to know to each other and to plan in detail the first project activities. The partners discussed in detail the approach of the stocktaking and needs analysis phase and brainstormed those competences that can be aquired in volunteering activities, on the one hand, and that are at the same time relevant for future employers. Currently…

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