FAQ

When does the submission period start?

You can submit your case studies or projects right away.

When does the submission period end?

All submissions must be received by November 15th, 2016, 24:00 h.

What languages can be used for your project or case study?

Your contribution can be only in English.

What do you have to prepare for taking part in the award?

Your contribution should deal with innovative ways to promote and evaluate/validate competences acquired in volunteering.
Make sure you submit the following materials:

  • Completed submission sheet in English - click here to get a preview
  • If applicable, attachments, such as photos, films, charts, reports etc.
How do you submit?

On-going or completed, existing or planned case studies, initiatives or projects can enter the competition. You are invited to upload your contribution here  in English.
For this purpose, please proceed as follows:

The six steps to Marseille:
1.    Read the info on this page and all FAQs;
2.    Click on submit to land on the submission page;
3.    Fill in sheet (you can get a preview of the submission sheet);
4.    If applicable, upload file;
5.    Submit;
6.    Maybe win?

 

What do we expect of your contribution?

Your contribution should deal with innovative ways to promote and evaluate/validate competences acquired in volunteering.

Make sure you submit the following materials:

  • Completed submission sheet in English
  • If applicable, attachments, such as photos, films, charts, reports etc.
Who can compete for the VALLEY award?

The competition is targeted towards organisations that work in the volunteering sector - both volunteering organisations and those hosting volunteers.
Participants must live in one of the following countries: 28 Member States of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, Turkey.

What can you win at the VALLEY competition?

You can win a two-day trip to Marseille, France – all travel, accommodation (2 nights) and subsistence costs for one person per winning project will be covered by the VALLEY project.

The two days include:

  • Get-together with European partners and award winners on Thursday 16th February, 2017;
  • Presentation of award winning projects during the VALLEY conference on  Thursday 16th February, 2017, with an international audience;
  • Participation in the VALLEY conference incl. insights in the VALLEY approach for promoting volunteering among young people as a resource of personal empowerment;
  • Presentation of all award winners on the VALLEY website and in the VALLEY newsletter that will be published in February 2017.

The prize can neither be consumed at a later point in time nor redeemed in cash.

Who will be invited to Marseille?

An independent jury will determine the three best projects. Representatives of the three best projects will be invited to Marseille.

Who determines the winners?

From among the submissions received complete and in time, a pre-selection of nominated projects will be submitted to a jury. This independent jury, appointed by VALLEY, will determine the projects that will receive the award. The jury will choose the best projects and decide on the winner. No appeal is admissible against the jury’s decision.

How do you know you’ve won?

We will get in touch with the contact persons of the pre-selected projects by mid-December 2016. These project owners stand a good chance of winning and can make a note of the dates for the trip to Marseille, and will be informed of the jury’s decision as soon as possible.

When will the VALLEY award ceremony take place?

The award ceremony will take place on February 16th, 2017, in Marseille, France.

What conditions do you accept by submitting a project?

By submitting a project, you accept that VALLEY is entitled to publish the submitted materials on the Internet or in other media also in modified form, and that your data can be electronically processed and published.
All submissions must be in line with European copyright laws. Short quotes may be used if the source is clearly listed.
Your submissions shall contain no statements, facts, information or quotes which are hurtful to or disparaging of individuals or groups. Your submissions shall contain no statements, facts, information or quotes on the basis of which people can be persecuted due to the colour of their skin, their opinions, nationality, gender, profession or conviction. Your submissions shall not encourage others to commit crimes or violate laws.

Who or what is VALLEY?

VALLEY stands for Validation System in Lifelong Learning Experiences of Youth Volunteering a 2-year project co-funded by Erasmus+ Programme (Key Action 2 – Strategic Partnerships in the field of Youth).
VALLEY aims to enhance the learning dimension of volunteering work through the development of a new approach to promote volunteering among young people as a resource of personal empowerment. The competences developed during the volunteering work will be validated  by means of an innovative validation approach – the LEVEL5 system.

Who are the organisers of the competition?

The VALLEY award is organised by:
•    BUPNET GmbH, Gottingen, Germany
•    Die Berater®, Vienna, Austria
•    CESIE. Palermo, Italy
•    Eurocircle, Marseille, France
•    BEMIS, Glasgow, UK
•    APOWER, Timisoara, Romania

Any further questions

Please write in English to: award@valley-eu.net

Validation System in Lifelong Learning Experiences of Youth Volunteering