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Solidar Briefing paper # 26 - Volunteering and the European Year on Volunteering 2011

Briefing paper # 26 - Volunteering and the European Year on Volunteering 2011

Briefing paper by Solidar (Conny Reuter, Francesco Zoia Bolzonello, Mathias Maucher). December 2010. Read Briefing paper.

Policy Agenda on Volunteering in Europe P.A.V.E (EYV 2011 Alliance), 2011

Policy Agenda on Volunteering in Europe P.A.V.E

 

The objectives of the EYV 2011 Alliance included the development of the Policy Agenda on Volunteering in Europe (P.A.V.E). The work took place larg

ely in the framework of 6 working groups who met 5 times during 2011. The Policy Agenda on Volunteering in Europe (P.A.V.E.) was approved at the EYV 2011 Alliance Steering Group meeting in November 2011 and the Alliance members presented P.A.V.E to the European Commission at the 4th EYV 2011 Thematic Conference on 1st December 2011 in Warsaw. Download P.A.V.E. here.

The EYV 2011 Alliance Policy Agenda on Volunteering in Europe (P.A.V.E) provides recommendations for a more efficient and effective European policy framework to support and promote volunteers, volunteering, volunteer-involving organisations and their partners. The recommendations include proposals for action echoing the aspects of volunteering policy already identified as needing attention in both the 2009 European Council Decision on EYV 20111 and the EC Communication on Volunteering 20112. The P.A.V.E. recommendations promote and support volunteering as a demonstration of European values, providing a vehicle for active citizenship and contributing to economic and social-capital growth.

 

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Policy Agenda on Volunteering in Europe P.A.V.E (EYV 2011 Alliance), 2011

Policy Agenda on Volunteering in Europe P.A.V.E PAVE

The objectives of the EYV 2011 Alliance included the development of the Policy Agenda on Volunteering in Europe (P.A.V.E). The work took place largely in the framework of 6 working groups who met 5 times during 2011. The Policy Agenda on Volunteering in Europe (P.A.V.E.) was approved at the EYV 2011 Alliance Steering Group meeting in November 2011 and the Alliance members presented P.A.V.E to the European Commission at the 4th EYV 2011 Thematic Conference on 1st December 2011 in Warsaw. Download P.A.V.E.

The EYV 2011 Alliance Policy Agenda on Volunteering in Europe (P.A.V.E) provides recommendations for a more efficient and effective European policy framework to support and promote volunteers, volunteering, volunteer-involving organisations and their partners. The recommendations include proposals for action echoing the aspects of volunteering policy already identified as needing attention in both the 2009 European Council Decision on EYV 20111 and the EC Communication on Volunteering 20112. The P.A.V.E. recommendations promote and support volunteering as a demonstration of European values, providing a vehicle for active citizenship and contributing to economic and social-capital growth.

The EYV 2011 Alliance P.A.V.E communication toolkit was designed to help you to communicate effectively the recommendations of P.A.V.E. Download the toolkit here.

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Volunteering as a participation pathway (NCVO, IVR, Big Lottery Fund), 2011

Volunteering as a participation pathway. The Pathways through Participation project is a joint research project led by NCVO in partnership with the Institute for Volunteering Research (IVR) and Involve, funded by the Big Lottery Fund, September 2011.

Description: This paper focuses on the implications of the findings from the Pathways through Participation project for volunteer management. It is aimed at small, medium and large volunteer-involving organisations (VIOs) as well as volunteer centres (VCs) and other volunteering infrastructure organisations at the local, regional and national level.

CEV General Assembly and Symposium „Volunteering and Active Citizenship: Two sides of the same coin ?“

CEV General Assembly and Symposium „Volunteering and Active Citizenship: Two sides of the same coin ?“

In 2011 we celebrate the European Year of Volunteering for the Promotion of Active Citizenship. While aspects of volunteering are widely discussed and the need to value and recognize voluntary activities is highlighted, we are still lacking a profound discussion on the link and interdependence between volunteering and active citizenship.
In this context, CEV is dedicating its 22nd Symposium to the issues of active citizenship, activism and all sorts of civic participation in the local, regional, national and European life and decision-making. But are volunteering and active citizenship projecting the same kind of engagement? What are the common points and what are the differences? How does volunteering complement active citizenship – and the other way around? Where do we draw the borderline? Or is volunteering a means to perpetuate the state of affairs instead of questioning the reality? These are the pressing issues participants explored at the CEV Symposium „Volunteering and Active Citizenship: Two sides of the same coin?".
The Symposium took place in Berlin, the Symbol of multiculturalism built on civic drive towards reunification and democracy, where participants visited local projects showcasing the power of active citizenship, divided into the following 7 thematic areas: • social inclusion and empowerment; • participation in decision-making; • cross-border community cooperation; • civil protection and humanitarian aid; • employee volunteering; • intergenerational solidarity; • sustainable development.

The Symposium aimed to accomplish the following main objectives:
1.    To further grasp the link between volunteering and active citizenship;
2.    To ensure a space for debate starting from concrete, specific projects implemented at local level by comparing and contrasting similar projects from across Europe;
3.    To identify the most effective ways to empower citizens to be active through volunteering.

The future of volunteering: concepts, trends, visions Tallinn, Estonia 4th-6th May 2011

The future of volunteering: concepts, trends, visions    Tallinn, Estonia 4th-6th May 2011

What do we hope for and want to see happen to the future of the voluntary sector? Do we share a vision on how to continue empowering European citizens to feel ownership of their communities and engage in voluntary activities? How does social media influence the range of opportunities to get involved? How is benefit and scepticism weighted against when thinking of cyber-volunteering, voluntourism or employee volunteering? What are our recommendations in order to make the best use of the momentum gained throughout the European Year of Volunteering 2011?

 

More than 160 participants shared their experience and views during the two-day CEV Symposium in Tallinn, Estonia, on May 4th-6th 2011. 'The future of volunteering: concepts, trends, visions' was discussed gathering reflections from representatives of CEV member organisations, researchers, civil society agents, businesses, the Polish EU presidency as well as national and local governments. The symposium was organised in partnership with CEV member organisation Volunteer Development Estonia (VDE) and it was supported by the European Commission.

EUCIS-LLL key messages on the European Year 2011 on Volunteering

EUCIS-LLL key messages on the European Year 2011 on Volunteering

The European Civil Society Platform on Lifelong Learning (EUCIS-LLL) brings together 25 European networks working in education and training. Together, they cover all sectors of education and training including networks for secondary and higher education, vocational education and training, adult education and popular education. Together they represent millions of students, school heads, parents, human resources professionals, teachers and trainers, reaching out to hundreds of millions learners all over Europe and beyond.

Volunteering plays an indispensable and capital role in lifelong learning. EUCIS-LLL key messages on the European Year 2011 are the result of the discussions that took place during the EUCIS-LLL annual conference on "The role, place and value given to volunteering in education and training" (9 May 2011, Krakow) and EUCIS-LLL working group on the social dimension of education and training.

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:
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(English versions of programme and registration form at the bottom of the page)

How To Get Volunteers To Work For You! - a dissertation and local survey by Jana Berkhan, Anglia Ruskin University, 2007

How To Get Volunteers To Work For You! - a dissertation and local survey by Jana Berkhan. Anglia Ruskin University. 2007

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.

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