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European Voluntary Humanitarian Aid Corps Stakeholder Conference Report (EC), 2011

European Voluntary Humanitarian Aid Corps Stakeholder Conference Report "The European Voluntary Humanitarian Aid Corps - state of play and next steps", 17th June 2011, Budapest, Hungary. EUROPEAN COMMISSION Directorate - General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection – DG ECHO.

EC Call for proposals to support youth projects of regional or local authorities, NGOs and corporate social responsibility initiatives of private bodies

EC Call for proposals to support youth projects of regional or local authorities, NGOs and corporate social responsibility initiatives of private bodies. This call supports activities like youth exchanges, youth volunteering abroad and youth work cooperation. Deadline: 3 November 2011. Eligible projects must start between 1 March 2012 and 1 September 2012 and run for a maximum of 24 months. Read more.

International Conference "Italy – Central and South Eastern Europe Volunteering and institutions in comparison", Gorizia 7-9 October 2011

The Region Friuli Venezia Giulia, Centro Servizi Volontariato Friuli Venezia Giulia and CSVnet, Italian Federation of Volunteer Support Centres, organise the International Conference "Italy – Central and South Eastern Europe Volunteering and institutions in comparison - International Conference for the European Year of Volunteering 2011".
At the border between Italy and Slovenia, in Gorizia, from the 7th to the 9th October, the Conference opens up spaces for in-depth analysis and comparison between European, national and local institutions and voluntary organisations on issues fundamental for social cohesion and for the European strategy 2020.
As follow up of the first international conference "Dialogues of Europe: Italy – Balkans" in 2008,the second edition continues and analyses in depth issues such as diversity and social inclusion, young people and participation and, starting from these experiences, draws routes for development of shared planning and policies.
The event represents, moreover, an important occasion to involve in scheduled initiatives the volunteering systems of some countries not yet members of the European Union.
There are no charges for participation, but the registration is mandatory. For more information and for registration contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . 

For more information, visit the website of the conference:
http://www.destinazioneeuropa.eu/calendario/dettaglio.asp?idevento=108&idambito=6http://dersuuzala/de2011aev/calendario/dettaglio.asp?idevento=15&idambito=2#testo
(English versions of programme and registration form at the bottom of the page)

Engaging young citizens from disadvantaged communities, a good practice guide.(CSV),2011

Engaging practice. Engaging young citizens from disadvantaged communities, a good practice guide. CSV, 2011

Summary:

nvolving young people in service design and provision has changed from being something that government organisations strived to do, in order to meet set targets, to now being the law. That's why it's more important now than ever before to make sure that young people are engaged with every aspect of their lives, in shaping their communities through joint decision making or volunteering; making a vital contribution to their neighbourhoods. Already, it's those aged between 16 and 24 who have the highest take up rate of volunteering opportunities (with 50% of 16-19 year olds reported to volunteer at least once a month).

That's something that doesn't often get the recognition it deserves among the rush to involve and engage young people; it's something we should celebrate and build on, but that can only be done if young people are engaged effectively. This is what Engaging Practice strives to facilitate.

Young Disabled Leaders. Engaging The Power House (CSV/Radar), 2011

Young Disabled Leaders. Engaging The Power House. Funded by The Young Foundation, Radar/CSV 2011

The Young Disabled Leaders (YDL) project took place over a one-year period, covering the three areas of London, Birmingham and the Leeds / Humberside region. In each of these areas, three training days were held to focus on different aspects of 'Leadership'.

Radar and CSV have spent the last year working with its Young Disabled Leaders to gather their thoughts and experiences of volunteering, civic action and trying to 'get involved'. In addition to this, we have compiled information already in the public domain to form this section of our report. It aims to give organisations like yours, advice and ideas on how to better engage with young disabled people, to capitalise on their skills, talents and creativity, as demonstrated throughout this YDL project.

UNOY Photo Competition – “Youth and Volunteering for Peace”

The United Network of Young Peacebuilders (UNOY) is a network of youth-led associations working towards peacebuilding. 

As a part of the International Day of Peace celebrations on September 21st, 2011, along with the European Year of Volunteering 2011, the United Network of Young Peacebuilders (UNOY) in partnership with Fundació Catalunya Voluntària is organising a photo competition with the theme "Youth Volunteering for Peace".

We believe that peace can be promoted in many ways. This year we choose pictures to deliver our message of peace. This activity aims to embrace various forms of youth engagement in peacebuilding which are expressed through images. As mentioned, we would like to spread the role of youth participation in peacebuilding and hopefully, encourage more youth involvement in peacebuilding activities.

Participants will be divided into two categories:

  • Members of UNOY (maximum two representatives per member organisation)
  • Individuals aged between 18 and 30

Please note you may only enter one category.

Each participant can submit three photos maximum.

The photo(s) should meet the following criteria:

  • Have a specific title
  • Must have a caption of maximum 100 words per photo to describe the context of the photo including date and place
  • Submitted in JPEG format, with a maximum limit of 3 MB per photo.
  • Mention your name and the organisation you represent and if possibly, a brief description about the activities you do
  • The photo(s) should be submitted before August 24th, 2011. The voting for the competition will be started from August 25th, 2011 to September 17th, 2011.

We will select the best  photos based on the most votes by the week of September 21st, 2011 to be displayed online and at an exhibition which will take place in the Hague. These pictures will also be used for an International Day of Peace publication.

The overall winner will receive a digital photo frame.

You can enter the competition here: http://www.unoy.org/unoy/blog/newsletter/2011/08/unoy-photo-competition-youth-and-volunteering-for-peace/
We look forward to your participation!

For further information about this competition, please contact us at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Call for innovators - Social Innovation Competition: Naples 2.0

The International Social Innovation Competition for Naples is open.

 

Working in partnership with local organisations and Unicredit Foundation we have identified 6 challenges in Naples such a villa confiscated to Camorra - the criminal group - to be turned into a profitable business for the community, and called social innovators to submit their solutions.

All innovators are eligible including public and private, profit and not for profit institutions, organisations and enterprises from across the world. This is an opportunity for everybody if interested in taking a challenge for the good of society testing his/her skills and creativity on a difficult ground as Naples.

An international jury will evaluate the applications and proclaim 6 winners at the international conference taking place in Naples on 21 - 23 September.

The winners will receive 10'000 € each one to transform the idea into a project working in partnership with local partners. The organisers will fundraise for the entire budget to implement every project they deem effective and sustainable.

To apply please here

Please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for any enquiries.

Hurry up! there are 6 days left to join Discover e-volunteering' Competition!

Are you running a project in which people are helping others via the Internet? The 'Discover e-volunteering' Competition is just for you! Hurry up – there are 6 days left to join the Competition, win prizes and show Europeans how much good they can do in the Web!

 

E-volunteering is volunteering conducted via the Internet. Free Web counseling, forming assistance and self-help groups, promoting partnership, searching for information, or on-line language courses are among many examples of e-volunteering. Through this Competition we hope to show their diversity and to encourage all Europeans to undertake social activity in the Internet!

All organisations from the European Union cooperating with volunteers through the Internet may take part in the Competition. The application form is available on the website: http://www.e-volunteering.eu/competition/ . The deadline for submitting the applications is July 31, 2011.

The Competition will consist of the following stages:

  • May, 25 – July, 31, 2011 - Call for appliactions
  • August, 22 – September, 5, 2011 – The Competition Selection Committee selects 9-12 best projects
  • September, 12 – October, 12, 2011 – On-line voting
  • November 2011 – Final Gala in Warsaw

Attractive financial awards for the Competition winners are funded by the Polish Fundacja Orange (1st prize) , Fondation Orange from France (2nd Prize) and Intel Technology Poland Ltd (3rd prize). The total sum of prizes in the Competition is 6 000 euro.

'Discover e-volunteering' is the only competition, both in Poland and in Europe, which aims at honouring and promoting the most interesting projects concerning the co-operation of non-governmental organizations with the e-voluntaries seeking to help others via the Internet.
It has been also chosen by the European Commission as one of the flagship projects of the European Year of Volunteering 2011.

Detailed information on the Competition, the Regulations, and promotional materials are available on the website: http://www.e-volunteering.eu/competition/

For more information please contact:

Patrycja Rokicka

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Marzena Kacprowicz

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The European edition of 'Discover e-volunteering' is organized by the Good Network Foundation and Fundacja Orange, in cooperation with Competition Partners. The European edition of 'Discover e-volunteering' competition is pursued under the project 'Values ​​and activities of volunteering and e-volunteering' co-financed by the European Union. The European Union is not responsible for any content generated by the project.

Join 'Discover e-volunteering' Competition today!

Does your organization co-operate with volunteers seeking to help others via the Internet? Don't wait till the summertime and join 'Discover E-volunteering' Competition now! Attractive prizes are awaiting for the authors of the best e-volunteering projects.

All organisations from the European Union cooperating with volunteers through the Internet may take part in the Competition. The application form is available on the website: http://www.e-volunteering.eu/competition/ . The deadline for submitting the applications is July 31, 2011.

 

The Competition will consist of the following stages:

  • May, 25 – July, 31,  2011 - Call for appliactions
  • August, 22 – September, 5, 2011 – The Competition Selection Committee selects 9-12 best projects.
  • September, 12 – October, 12, 2011 – On-line voting.
  • November 2011 – Final Gala in Warsaw.

Detailed information on the Competition, the Regulations, and promotional materials are available on the website: http://www.e-volunteering.eu/competition/

For more information please contact:

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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The European edition of 'Discover e-volunteering' is organized by the Good Network Foundation and Fundacja Orange, in cooperation with Competition Partners. The European edition of 'Discover e-volunteering' competition is pursued under the project 'Values and activities of volunteering and e-volunteering' co-financed by the European Union. The European Union is not responsible for any content generated by the project.

International Voluntary Service for young people: ijgd is looking for two educational workers in Berlin (Deadline: 7th July)

The Internationalen Jugendgemeinschaftsdienste (ijgd) Landesverein Berlin e.V is looking for two educational workers (posted in Berlin) for:

• International Voluntary Service for young people (Europe and Middle-East) - from 15 August 2011 till 31 August 2012 - more info (in German) - http://www.ijgd.de/News-Single.14.0.html?&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=220&tx_ttnews[backPid]=263&cHash=06606d241c

• International Voluntary Service for young people (Japan) and European Voluntary Service (Sending) - from 15 August 2011 till 31 August 2012 - more info (in German) - http://www.ijgd.de/News-Single.14.0.html?&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=221&tx_ttnews[backPid]=263&cHash=f82359b7a7

More information and applications to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (tel: +49-30-6120313-41)

Deadline for applications 7 July 2011

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