This web site presents the main results of VOYCE project. Here it is possible to see and download Intellectual Outputs and other materials of the project.

 VOYCE – Volunteering Youth: routes and tools for Competence’s Emersion – is an Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership for innovation implemented from October 2016 to September 2018.

Today in Europe more than 1 young person out of 5 carries out volunteering activities. These are very formative experiences that can enhance the competences of young people and their employability. Unfortunately, the practical tools for validating these competencies are still unsuitable, and the young people themselves tend to underestimate this issue.

The VOYCE project brings together 8 organizations from 5 European countries with the common goal of building innovative tools to validate the competences of young volunteers. Particular attention is paid to young people with fewer opportunities.

Progetto “VOYCE – Volunteering Youth: routes and tools for competence’s Emersion”

2016– 2 – IT03 –KA2015-008782 Strategic Partnership for Innovation


The issue dealt by the project is the validation of the competencies achieved by young volunteers.

Though out the entire EU, over 1 out of 5 young people regularly performs volunteer activities.  Such activities are highly educational and could have a very positive impact on the professional future of the young people. Unfortunately, the organizations which host volunteers are usually not very aware of the importance of validating competencies and do not invest resources to cope with the issue. Furthermore, validation tools are few and inadequate.

To address such matters the projects intends to:

  • identify practical tools to be used to validate the competencies of young volunteers;
  • promote the use of such tools among the organisations that deal with young volunteers.



Target groups of the project were:

  • European youths who volunteer and are interested in having their competencies validated; a particular attention was paid to disadvantaged youths;
  • the people who within the organizations are mentoring the volunteers;
  • public institution in charge for planning and implementing educational and employment policies;
  • companies recruiting young people.



The expected results of the project were four:

1) creation of innovative tools for the validation of the competencies;

2) promotion of a link between young volunteers and labour market;

3) training of youth workers on the use of the developed tools;

4) dissemination of tools and experiences of the project among all subjects potentially interested..



A) Intellectual Outputs

5 different outputs were created:


B) Training Activities

2 transnational training courses were addressed to a group of 25 youth workers from all participating countries. Each course had a duration of 5 days.

C) Public events



The project was implemented by a partnership of 8 organizations, covering 5 EU member countries.

  • Italy: CESV (applicant); CPIA 3 of Rome
  • France: CEMEA Centre and CEMEA National Association
  • Spain: Fundacion Docete Omnes and Fundacion Cibervoluntarios
  • Poland: Era Ewaluacji
  • Portugal: Clube Intercultural Europeu.