positive relation to the development of entrepreneurial spirit
Significantly higher results also concern Disadvantaged Job Seekers who are more interested in creating their own business/company/organisation or a cultural/youth project, and are more actively participating in social and political life after EVS. Moreover, EVS is related to an entrepreneurial spirit, as 9% of the alumni already started their own company.
Beschreibung der Aktivität
European Voluntary Service (EVS)
European Voluntary Service (EVS) provides young people from all across Europe and beyond with unique opportunities to volunteer abroad to develop their personality and skills, to reinforce the work of nonprofit organisations and to support communities.
teilnehmende Kinder und Jugendliche
Evaluierung der Aktivität
Quantitative Fragebogenerhebungen (online/telefonisch), Qualitative Interviewbefragungen (persönlich), Sekundäranalyse von Daten, Dokumenten, audiovisuellen Materialien etc.
Prior to the data collection, an extensive literature review of the impact of volunteering on individual volunteers as well as on organisations and local communities hosting volunteers was conducted, comprising a total of 15 EU monitoring reports and 47 academic articles, research studies, reports and publications. The study itself covers the entire period 1996–2016. For the quantitative part of the study, the data collection has included all programmes as well as partner countries. For the qualitative part of the study, case studies were conducted in 15 countries. The results drawn from the quantitative and qualitative analysis were discussed in a stakeholder meeting in Brussels.The qualitative data collection comprised 100 targeted interviews and 15 in-depth case studies. The quantitative data collection consisted of online surveys designed to capture information from EVS volunteers, EVS alumni and EVS organisations, as well as from a control group of non-EVS volunteers. Overall, 10 480 individuals responded to the surveys. This includes responses from 8 600 individuals and almost 1 900 organisational representatives.
“Which of the participants’ skills and competences are most likely be developed through their participation in the project?” (multiple response) "Would you be interested in creating your own business/company/organisation?" “Would you be interested in creating your own cultural or youth project?”
sense of entrepreneurship
8600 volunteers participated in the survey