Volunteer-based tutoring to migrants and refugees

The scope of the Volutoring project is to develop a comprehensive tutoring approach for building key skills and competences of low-skilled adult migrant-refugees (1st main target group), in order to facilitate their integration in the educational, professional and social life. This comprehensive capacity plan will be based on a volunteer-based tutoring model facilitated by an electronic platform and supported by volunteers or professionals (2nd main target group), who will act as tutors to the low-skilled adult migrants/refugees for building their literacy, numeracy & digital skills building, necessary for empowering the target group to fruitfully participate in social and economic life and to improve their self-reliance.

To that end, this project is expected to have a long-lasting impact on 2 levels:

  • It will foster social inclusion of low-skilled adult migrants in their recipient countries by building their literacy, numeracy and digital skills; and
  • It will elevate the level of support skills’ building services to migrants by introducing a new tutoring methodology, facilitated by volunteers.

During its 24-month lifetime, Volutoring will directly and indirectly positively impact:

At least


low-skilled /low-qualified adult migrants in the 6 partner countries

At least


volunteers /higher education graduates

At least


volunteers, professionals and other persons interested to become tutors in the participating countries

Volutoring’s main outputs:

volutoring-Asset 175Desk research exerciseplus_icon

A state-of-the-art desk research exercise in the 6 countries

volutoring-Asset 176Capacity Building Courseplus_icon

A comprehensive Capacity Building Course for volunteer tutors

volutoring-Asset 177Web Platformplus_icon

A Capacity Building Web Platform

volutoring-Asset 178Pilot testing exerciseplus_icon

A pilot testing exercise with actual end-users in all partner countries

volutoring-Asset 179Training of Trainers programmeplus_icon

A skills-building Training of Trainers programme

volutoring-Asset 180Training sessionsplus_icon

A mix of self-learning and classroom training sessions for volunteer tutors

volutoring-Asset 181Tutoring support schemeplus_icon

A tutoring support scheme for adult learners with migrant background

volutoring-Asset 182Reportsplus_icon

6 National Reports and 1 Transnational Report on the Tutoring Support Scheme

volutoring-Asset 183Info sessionsplus_icon

6 Info sessions

volutoring-Asset 184Final conferenceplus_icon

1 Final conference


  • Funding programme

    ERASMUS+ KA2 - Strategic Partnerships for Adult Education

  • Duration

    1/09/2018 – 31/08/2020

  • Budget

    181,055.00 EUR

  • Countries

    Turkey, Greece, Cyprus, Italy, Spain, Sweden

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Project reference number: 2018-1-TR01-KA204-058621
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