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Out of the Box International develops a tailor made open data model and policies based on open digital environment which is transparent, accountable and secured.

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Out of the Box International works with already existing hubs, various local and national stakeholders and social entrepreneurs in order to further develop and promote successful social entrepreneurship policies and practices.

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Out of the Box International delivers expertise in the field of cohesive policies by using cross-sectorial approach and non-formal  education, in a global perspective.

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Out of the Box International  works further to enhance current cooperation in South East Europe region and actively supports the integration of all European countries in common European project.

Dear readers,

We are thrilled to share with you that our Community of Practice Online Session: “V-CALC FAIR – MEASURING VOLUNTEERING IMPACT” will be held on Monday 29th of April, just one click away from you.

To begin with, we would like to refresh your memory about the framework, the whys and wherefores of the project: V-CALC.

Volunteering Impact Measurement Training in Europe aims to develop a user-friendly digital tool that can be used by volunteer managers and coordinators to calculate volunteer impact and enable them to measure and understand the impact of their volunteers through dedicated flexible training making good use of digital tools. Within the project activities, we are organising the V-CALC FAIR.

In this context, our COP Online Session: “V-CALC FAIR – MEASURING VOLUNTEERING IMPACT” will be delivered to foster an active engagement and debate on different developed tools aimed at evaluating volunteering impact. If you are a stakeholder with an interest in volunteering, join us in this Community of Active Practitioners!

Event Details:

DATE 🗓️ Monday, 29/04/2024

TIME  ⏰ 14:00-15:00 CET



  1. Welcome and Introduction (5 minutes)
  2. Context: Introduction to the topic (5 minutes)
  3. V-Calc Fair – presentation of three tools – volunteering impact (30 minutes)
  4. COP discussion on advocacy and policy paper (15 minutes)
  5. Follow-up and future events & conclusion (5 minutes)

***Duration: 60 min

The primary goal of this Session is to engage an active community, gathering both volunteers and experienced volunteer coordinators. The aim is to ensure that those of you who have an interest and knowledge in the area of volunteering impact measurement are provided with a space to collaborate and exchange knowledge and practices.

What to Expect:

During this session, you will have the opportunity to actively engage in a broader community of practitioners, explore different tools to evaluate volunteering impact and bring to the discussion your own experiences while envisioning networking opportunities. Your insights will play a pivotal role in creating a robust and reliable methodology for volunteering impact measurement across Europe.

Your Participation Matters:

Your active engagement is crucial to us, and we genuinely appreciate your willingness to contribute to the development of a reliable methodology across Europe. Together, we can craft tools that will offer a new dimension to measuring the impact of volunteering.

If you are interested in participating, have any questions or need more information, please feel free to reach out to us. By joining forces, we aim to create a positive impact on the recognition of youth work in digital societies!


Thank you for considering this invitation, and we look forward to your participation in shaping the future of V-CALC on the 29th of April.



Why Out of the Box International

The seemingly ever-lasting depression of European economies has shaken the very foundations of many European societies. The shear rate of unemployment in Europe and the omnipresent environmental crisis coupled with the often frustratingly slow process of decision making in the EU, are calling for civil society actors to step in and fill the void.

In the aftermath of the 2008. economic crisis, the apprehension of falling under the spell of apathy of economic depression across the continent has not been easy to shake off. However, pinpointing the culprits for the current state of affairs on any particular EU decision maker is not the answer. Nonetheless, the fact remains that the current approach to the economic and environmental crisis hasn’t yet shown the affected citizens the light at the end of the tunnel.

As representatives of the civil society we feel the need to make our voice heard in the midst of the current debate on economic crisis. Being a social enterprise we offer new and feasible ideas in education and community work, creative cross-sectorial cooperation among different actors and strong networking coalitions to turn these dire economic challenges into possibilities through social entrepreneurship initiatives which aim at benefiting wide range of citizens, particularly vulnerable groups and those affected by the economic crisis.

Social entrepreneurship is a simple concept that has been put into practice by civil society actors for the benefit of a specific social group or people, and this is precisely what we want: to create projects and initiatives with fresh ideas in different policies, educational programs or tools, support businesses, empower cultural initiatives and offer different solutions to individuals, corporate bodies, everybody who believe that we can have more Creative, Innovative and Cohesive Europe.


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