Lever Up Project: Final Phase

Lever Up Project will end in November 2019.

Final Phase

Lever Up Project will end in November 2019.  

Our primary intent is to thank you for the support you provided during the course of the project activities. And the support you have shown by following us on our journey.Let's take advantage of this latest issue of the newsletter to summarize what the project leaves us. Thank you all

The Competencies Set

The 15 competencies that the Lever Up Model can validate. 

These 15 competencies have been clustered in four areas:  Personal, Social, Methodological, Organizational. They are relevant for the volunteering sector as well as for the job market and can foster employability. Lever Up focuses on soft and transversal competencies that people (LEVER UP candidates) can gain during their life through volunteering or doing any other kind of activities, either in formal and in non-formal or informal settings. In particular, volunteering has a specific impact on the individuals in terms of competencies that people can gain via it, but it also has a deep impact  on the community and the society as a whole. 

Lever Up highlights the main transversal competencies that volunteers can develop, and that can be applicable to multiple sectors and environments. Lever Up provides a model, made up of two main parts:

  1. The "standard" that defines the set of competencies and the way to describe them;
  2. The different steps and the activities foreseen by the validation process  
READ MORE: http://www.leverproject.eu/lever-model/

LEVER UP Process & Toolkit

How to validate the competencies? Through which tools can the project help me to validate my competencies?

The Lever Up model offers 5 steps (see graphic below) ranging from raising awareness of one's own prior learning up to validating competencies, and beyond

Although the process involves 5 different steps, it is up to the candidates to complete the process to the point that they find personally useful and of value.

This can depend on their interest, wishes and objectives. Any step has a potential exit that relates to either general or more specific outcomes such as:

       Raising awareness of candidate's competencies

       Raising self confidence

       Developing the candidate's portfolio and making it more visible

       Obtaining the formal validation and the competence certification.

To deepen your knowledge on the 5 steps and the tools connected to each step we invite you to visit the Lever Up website

READ MORE: http://www.leverproject.eu/lever-model/process/

LEVER UP Training

Lever Up offers a set of three e-learning courses in order to prepare the skills and competencies of the Tutors, Assessors and Trainers. The three figures support the candidate towards the validation process.
The 3 courses, are structured in five modules and are characterized by a blended-learning methodology which includes both self-training and face to face training. Each module consists of PowerPoint presentations, videos, other materials and a final self-assessment test. The length of each course is approximately 20 hours and should be completed in around two months.  

A Badge is be issued upon completion of the course.

READ MORE: http://www.leverproject.eu/e-learning/

Piloting Data

During the piloting phase, project partners tested the feasibility and sustainability of the LEVER UP model, by conducting a series of pilots at national level, engaging people from different sectors, volunteering, CET and business. The three LEVER UP figures were tested as well as the figure of the candidates.

READ MORE: http://www.leverproject.eu/lever-model/


The EUROPEAN SERVICE CENTRE is the central body. It defines the rules and set the guidelines of the Lever model. The institution role and the transnational strategic vision make it possible to define general and long-term strategies.

The NATIONAL SERVICE CENTRE: It is the "custodian" of the model/ standards and the implementation. It works in compliance and in accordance with the provisions of the Service Centre at EU level.

The VALIDATION CENTRE (s): composed of organizations present at national level First point of contact for all potential interested stakeholders.

READ MORE: http://www.leverproject.eu/lever-service-center/


The LEVER UP final project meeting and the LEVER UP International Conference will be held in Brussels on November 19-21.

Registration to LEVER UP  International Conference is open and accessible to the following link: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/cev-autumn-volunteering-congress-2019-registration-64658855377 ".

The event will be held in Brussels on 20 November 2019 in the framework of the CEV Annual Congress. Representatives from EC, Brussels based stakeholders as well as other experts in validation and recognition policies will be speaking and contributing to the discussion. The Conference will be the occasion to showcase the added value of the LEVER UP Model. Parallel sessions will be organized to deepen the discussion and further stress the importance of validation  and recognition of informal and non-formal skills as top priorities in the national and EU agenda.

Deadline for registration is 15 November 2019. 

Save the date in your calendar and register! 

READ MORE: http://www.leverproject.eu/2019/05/27/transnational-progress-meeting-3/


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