Time2Team is an Erasmus+ KA2 project supported by the French National Agency, coordinated by Concordia France and gathering as partners several Alliance members: Allianssi, Compagnons Bâtisseurs Belgium, Elix, Egyesek, IBG, Grenzenlos, Lunaria and Solidarité Jeunesses. The project is focused on the European Solidarity Corps programme, specifically the Volunteering Teams part. The concept of Volunteering Teams is well known to all International Voluntary Service Organisations who implement this kind of activities since decades, under the name of WORKCAMPS.
Through T2T, the partners want to:
identify best practices, successful working methods and tools for the development of Volunteering Team activities within the IVS movement, and beyond,
standardize and upscale existing methods and tools used by youth workers and volunteering organisations active in the field of International Volunteering,
increase the quality of youth work through enhanced methodological planning, preparation, mentoring and follow up of Volunteering Team activities,
ensure empowerment, by upscaling the impact of international mobility for the involvement of young people with fewer opportunities, migrants and refugees in local and international actions for social change,
disseminate the project results among Alliance members and other stakeholders implementing Volunteering Teams.
The main outputs of T2T are expected to be:
a SWOT analysis of the ESC Volunteering Teams in relation to the International Voluntary Service movement,
a Good practice report to outline all the existing practices in the implementation of the Volunteering Teams, including examples of projects and hints for their implementation according to quality standards,
Guidelines for the implementation of ESC Volunteering Teams that will be proposed to the Alliance network to be adopted as common working standards by all members,
Policy recommendations developed on the basis of grassroot experiences and addressed to the European Commission, in order to improve the whole ESC programme.
Thanks to T2T, the cooperation among the partners and all Alliance members will be reinforced, enabling them to work better together and be innovative stakeholders in the field of ESC programme and volunteering in general.