The VALLEY training in Timisoara took place in May 2016. Partners and their associates came together to learn and exchange about the core topic of VALLEY: how to integrate young NEETs into volunteering and to offer proof of their competence developments by means of the LEVEL5 validation methodology.
The programme contained sessions on definitions and specifics of the target group, about multiple volunteering frameworks and settings in which partners work with volunteers, suitable assessment methods for competence developments and ways to apply LEVEL5 and the VALLEY platform for organisers and volunteers.
In the end all partners elaborated their piloting concepts and discussed related questions and feasible procedures to implement the VALLEY methodology in the second half of the project.
In the very same week of the training it was the National Volunteering Week in Romania. In this context we had the opportunity to visit Casa Faenza, a support and therapy center for autistic children, which so far is the first one of this kind in Romania.