The VALLEY project represents a development of a process started with the successful RIVER project (2012-2013), tailored for the volunteering activities of senior citizens. RIVER made use of the validation system LEVEL5. Taking into account the good results of RIVER, in the context of VALLEY the consortium will adapt the validation methodology to the specific needs of youth volunteering activities.
The LEVEL5 system is specifically designed to validate personal, social and organisational competence developments in rather non-formal and informal learning settings. It is based on a 3-dimensional approach to validate cognitive, activity related and affective learning outcomes – the LEVEL5 cube. LEVEL5 is a holistic learning process that benefits the learner, learning providers and host entrepreneurs. LEVEL5 has been developed by the network REVEAL aimed to promote, visualise and validate informal and non-formal learning.