From 13h to 17h September 2021, CEMEA took part in the first study visit of the VoSoTros project.
On the programme: meetings with volunteers and organisations to discuss the effects of volunteering as a vehicle for social inclusion.
The 8 European partners in the project were present (France, Belgium, Italy, Slovakia, Portugal, Spain, Romania and Poland).
The participants were able to try out the first interviews with :
- Local and international volunteers in the Romanian association EIVA
- EIVA’s partner organisation, which receives and sends volunteers abroad (EuropeDirect)
- A public institution that receives volunteers, the library in the town of Arad.
Following this first study visit, the partners will meet to refine the questionnaires for future study visits.
As a reminder, thanks to these study visits we hope to be able to identify the effects of volunteering as a vector for social inclusion and propose an evaluation method that takes these effects into account.