EVOLVE: providing key skills and compEtences to low-skilled adult VOLunteers for the implementation of social welfare activities at locaL level
Motivating adults to participate in volunteering activities by enhancing their skills.
Grant Agreement: 2018-1-IT02-KA204-048131
Funded by: Erasmus+ Duration: 10/2018 -09/2020
The recent economic recession has driven civil society and local authorities to undertake more social welfare activities, which are mainly supported by volunteers. However, the lack of a well-organized system in terms of recruitment and well-trained volunteers constitutes a major issue. According to a EC Survey on Adult Skills, those who volunteer demonstrate better skills in numeracy, literacy and problem solving in IT environment than the ones who do not. At the same time, Greece, Cyprus and Italy are among the countries with the lowest participation in voluntary activities. Consequently, there is an urgent need to improve the proficiency of adults in literacy, numeracy and technology, so that their ability and motivation to volunteer is improved.
By bringing together civil society and local authorities and developing the skills of low-qualified adults, EVOLVE motivates the latter as volunteers in their communities, promoting thus active citizenship.