The general scope of the LEVER project is summarized in its title: “Modelling informal learning and transversal competences in the voluntary service experience to increase employment and mobility of citizens – LEVER”.
Therefore, we intend to begin with a European survey to measure the level of awareness on this opportunity, expressed by the voluntary service world and the world of work. Namely, the opportunity to consider the voluntary service as a non-formal learning setting, where young people as well as adults can improve their skills, to be validated and certified; consequently, the rotation of work – voluntary work outside the company, as an alternative way of training and learning, recognized by employers and even by schools; hence, the assignment of credits to voluntary service itself as a reality in the near future.
The purpose is then to collect good practices and examples to feed a shared model of competence/transversal skills certifications, in line withy EUROPASS (and even coherent with the new EU Parliament directive on non-regulated professions, 2013/55/UE), fostering the virtuous connection between the informal education environment (voluntary environment) and the profit environment, with a special focus on the Small and Medium sized enterprises against the large multinational companies; and provide common guidelines to implement the model and the approach. The project will also stimulate young people and the community to recognize the volunteering experiences as a valid practice for young people personal development and to increase the social unity where they live.
Name of the project: LEVER
Programme: Erasmus +
Key action: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices
Partners in the project: FONDAZIONE POLITECNICO DI MILANO (FPM) -Italy; LAVOPS –Italy; HOMINEM -Spain; CONFINDUSTRIA SONDRIO –Italy; EUROPEAN CENTRE VALUATION PRIOR LEARNING
Netherlands; VIA UNIVERSITY COLLEGE – Denmark; SCUOLA NAZIONALE SERVIZI FOUNDATION –Italy; CENTRUM NOWOCZESNOSCI MLYN WIEDZY -Poland
Duration of the project: 2 years (September 2014 – August 2016)