BEST Institute for vocational training and personal training GmbH


Open Educational Resources – Raising effectiveness of volunteering in Europe through adult learning REVEAL II


At European level, volunteering is increasingly recognised as an exceptional catalyst for active citizenship, social cohesion and development, with a remarkable economic relevance. Moreover, volunteering can serve as a significantly relevant platform for informal and non-formal learning for various social groups, given its inherent mechanisms for peer-to-peer collaboration and knowledge sharing. Ultimately, volunteering triggers positive spill-over in European economy and society as a unique mechanism for greater social inclusion, not only for the beneficiaries of volunteering services but also for the volunteers. This is even more important when volunteering is considered as a pivot for intergenerational linkages, as a means to promote social inclusion of an ageing population and active citizenship of the young part of society.


Aims and Target Groups

REVEAL II aims to formalise and valorise the knowledge through the identification of the training needs of individual volunteers and promote the application of prompt adult learning solutions to address those needs and boost the relevance, efficiency and impact of volunteering throughout Europe.


Partners and Outcomes

The partnership of 12 organisations from Italy, Hungary, Turkey, Belgium, Poland, Croatia, Romania, Sweden, Spain, UK and Austria will provide the following outcomes:

  • OER Platform and self-assessment tool for mapping, formalise and valorise the knowledge, skills and competences of adult learners and volunteers
  • REVEAL Online Courses with customised learning solutions, interactive training contents and materials, library of relevant knowledge and case studies
EU-Program: Erasmus+, KA2, Strategic Partnerships for adult education
Coordination: Centro Solidarietà Incontro Ascolto e Prima Accoglienza ONLUS (Italy)
Contact: Karin Kronika
Duration: September 2014 – August 2016

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.