Full Survey Report
by Özgehan Senyuva, PhD
The idea of the project was born in 2012 and further developed by eight National Agencies (hereinafter NAs) of the Youth in Action programme, together with two SALTO Resource Centres. The common motivation and focus were to explore the relevance of competences developed during a European Voluntary Service project (hereinafter EVS) for the labour market.
In the past years, employability, employment, and entrepreneurship gained importance and visibility on European political agendas, particularly in light of increasing youth unemployment rates, despite the very recent youth guarantee. Further developed during the first preparatory meeting in January 2013, the aim of the project was therefore defined as:
Looking into competences that EVS volunteers have gained in their EVS projects and their relevance for future employability and employment prospects.