The 20th Volonteurope Conference was held in Edinburgh (20-23 October 2011) delivered in partnership with CSV in Scotland and supported by the European Commission's 'Europe for Citizens' Programme.
The Conference in Edinburgh, delivered in the framework of the European Year of Volunteering 2011, also celebrated the 5th Active Citizens of Europe (ACE) Awards. On Friday 21 October 2011, at Greyfriars Tolbooth & Highland Kirk in Edinburgh, we recognised outstanding indvidual volunteers and volunteering NGOs, as well as corporate companies with effective CSR and volunteering programmes. We are grateful to the Lloyds Banking Group who supported this year's Awards Ceremony. The winners of the 2011 ACE Awards were:
• Scottish European Educational Trust (Scotland)
• Sue Ryder (for work in Scotland through the Prison Volunteer Programme)
• Serve the City (Europe-wide)
• Redhall Walled Garden Trainees (Scotland)
• Saronikos Young Volunteers in Action (Greece)
• Fundação INATEL - 'Conversa Amiga' Programme (Portugal)
The award winners were presented their awards by the judges John Macdonald (EC), Gabriella Civico (EYV 2011 Alliance), Matthew McGhee (CSV Youth Board Member) and Francis Lake (Lloyds Banking Group). Full details here.