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European Observatoire of Sport and Employment (EOSE) newsletter
V4V - Skills acquired through Volunteering in Sport
The overall goals of the transnational V4V initiative are:
The V4V project targeted impacts will be to raise the profile of sport volunteers and the skills they gain, to increase volunteer recruitment and retention, and to smooth transition from voluntary to paid employment, thereby to address skill shortages.
Leading Partner: European Observatoire of Sport and Employment (EOSE)
Partners: International Sport and Culture Association (ISCA), European Volunteer Centre (CEV), World Rugby, ja SpordikInternational Judo Federation Academy Foundation (IJF), Romanian Football Federation (FRF), Finnish Athletics Federation (SUL), The Sport and Recreation Alliance (SRA), Portuguese Institute for Sport and Youth (IDPJ), University of Physical Education (UPE), National Institute for Sport Research (NISR), Leeds Beckett University (LBU), Estonian Foundation of Sports Education and Information
Duration: January 2021 to December 2023
V4V project webpage: https://projects.eose.org/project/v4v/
EOSE and the partners in the V4V project have launched a new survey aimed at the whole sport sector which covers key issues related to sport volunteering. The target group for the survey is all sport organisations with an interest in sport volunteering and the recruitment, retention, and engagement of sport volunteers.
We would be grateful if you would take part in the survey by completing the online questionnaire available in 18 different languages.
THANK YOU FOR GIVING YOUR PRECIOUS TIME TO SUPPORT THIS IMPORTANT SURVEY!
The questionnaire should take no more than 30 minutes to complete and your responses will be treated anonymously and in confidence.
15th October 2021 saw the second full partner meeting for V4V, another innovative project coordinated by the European Observatoire of Sport and Employment (EOSE) and funded through the European Commission’s Erasmus+ Sport programme. The partners had hoped to convene in Romania, but due to the ongoing COVID pandemic, they agreed to meet online. The purpose of the meeting was for partners to review progress in the desk research and interview component of output 1 – a comprehensive mapping of the volunteer workforce.
Following their successful meeting on 15th October 2021, the V4V partners met again online on 10th November to begin planning the final component of Phase 1, a comprehensive mapping of the volunteer workforce in Europe. This new component will be the first ever survey of sport organisations across Europe with a focus on the volunteer workforce.
The 13 partners in the EU funded V4V project “Skills acquired through volunteering in sport” gathered for their fifth Full Partner Meeting in the City of London as guests of the UK’s Sport and Recreation Alliance.
Coordinated by EOSE, this two-day event gave the partners a full opportunity to review and approve the final draft of the project’s key research report A Comprehensive Mapping of the sport volunteering workforce in Europe, to continue their detailed work on two practical online toolkits and to plan how the project’s outputs can go forward after its conclusion in December 2023.