In April 2017 the results from the survey on “Questionnaire about digital
competence of the Volunteers” were released in a report format. The main objective of the survey was to learn more about the needs of volunteers in the digital field and analyze the current situation at national and EU level. The resulting databases will be used to strengthen formal and non-formal learning for young people across Europe, to give the possibility to NGOs to count on volunteers/young ICT experts and to enhance association work, digital education, social inclusion, employability and empowerment of youth. All the results resource are collected and analyzed very carefully and the receive information will be used for building e-learning courses for the project (Intellectual Output 1). To those wishing to develop and improve their skills and practices in managing volunteers in the nonformal digital education space, will be available an open online course with video material. This report covers a wide range of volunteer opinions on questions regarding the digital education, and begins with a summary of the key findings drawn from the survey analysis and strategic recommendations.
The recommendations are followed by general conclusions and detailed findings. Specifically, we examine:
• The importance of the digital skills for the volunteers in their daily work;
• The skill gaps that the youth workers/ volunteers face in their workplace;
The level of public support, number of activities (university programmes/ NGOs workshops /private courses/public learning programmes) which ensures young people to be up-to- date with digital knowledge; and
• The best way for the youth workers/volunteer to improve their digital skills.
For the needs of volunteers/youth workers will be created 4 different e-Learning
modules on relevant topic.
I. Social Media skills
II. Project management
III. Programming and web development
IV. Digital Marketing (Mobile Marketing, Email Marketing, Content
Discover the full report => www.e-volunteers.eu/en/questionnaire-en/
In addition, 220 people answered our survey from all Europe and six dissemination events in Spain, Portugal, Romania and Italy were conducted so far.
From May 2017 to October 2017:
We had a short staff mobility part of the KA2 Project “eSkills for Volunteers”, which took place from 23rd of June to 29th of June, 2017 in Torremolinos, Metropolitan Area of Malaga. The training was hosted by Asociación Projuven, coordinator of the project.
Asociación PROJUVEN has welcomed 16 youth workers/leaders and volunteers from Italy, Portugal, Romania and Spain interested in the field of digital education and willing to know more about the opportunity that digital skills could offer for their professional and personal development. All participants were active member of the project partners. Understanding the Digital Skills Gap was one of the priority of the mobility, that’s why we have focused to empower youth workers and volunteers to fully exploit all the potentials of digital education and digital skills.
During the staff training we have discussed topics in the form of four workshops such as Project Management, Digital Marketing Basis, Programming and web development, and the importance of Social Media. The participants had an opportunity to learn how to manage a project, using GANT Chart, RoadMap, to create website using wordpress, to develop their own idea about successful business and to present it using their digital skills. The workshops presented the topic of every e-Learning module (Intellectual Output 1) of the project. The participants were invited to join the online learning courses which will be publish in October, 2017.
Overall, the mobility achieved its expected outcomes. The training reinforced ICT digital knowledge and uniform the basis of work of ICT-active organisations, improving the quality of awareness, raising activities and also encouraging young talents to mastering their digital skills in their non-profit and civil society job. In addition, the mobility gave to participants the chance to discover the host territory, to exchange cultures, typical food of each country, dances and traditions through an intercultural night.
In October 2017, The consortium launched the eSkills for volunteers E-Learning Modules.
These e-learning courses will empower youth workers and volunteers to fully exploit all the potentials of digital education and digital skills and give the possibility to NGOs to count on volunteers/young ICT experts.The courses are free to study and available to everyone willing to learn something new.
Module 1: Project Management
Module 2: What is a domain, Html, Css, Wordpress?
Module 3: Digital Marketing Basics
Module 4: Digital Marketing Strategy
Link to e-learning page: www.e-volunteers.eu/en/io1-en/
In December 2017, the consortium held the project final meeting in Bucharest (Romania): www.e-volunteers.eu/en/final-meeting/
During the meeting, partners designed the main roadmap for the creation of a "European report on management of volunteers in the field of digital education". In addition, in the same day of the meeting the consortium held a dissemination event about “Social Media & Young People” in the European Parliament Information Office in Romania.
From January to May 2018, all consortium partners have held several workshop for multipliers on digital skills for youth workers and volunteers. During the several workshops held in Spain, Romania, Italy and Portugal more than 100 people were trained..
In June 2018, the consortium will release the "European report on management of volunteers in the field of digital education. This European report will be available in English, Italian, Portuguese and Romanian.