Video presentation, EYV 2011 in Portugal
The video was presented at the CSV's conference on Broadcasting and Volunteering (21-22 September 2011), an EYV 2011 Flagship project which took place within the framework of the European Year on Volunteering 2011. The conference brought together broadcasters and the voluntary sector to explore traditional and new media as means to promote volunteering across Europe. The conference highlighted that active and engaged citizens are the building blocks of a healthy society and media is crucial to inform and involve both non-volunteers and volunteers.
Position paper on active ageing through older volunteering, AGE Platform Europe. September 2011.
Description: The objective of this paper is to encourage stakeholders to build on the momentum created by the European Year of Volunteering to foster active ageing in the community during 2012 and promote better recognition of the value that older volunteers bring for our societies.
The role, place and value given to volunteering in education and training. General report of EUCIS-LLL Annual Conference - Krakow - 9 May 2011, published by the European Civil Society Platform on Lifelong Learning (EUCIS-LLL), September 2011.
The EUCIS-LLL conference "The role, place and value given to volunteering in education and training" was held at the International Culture Centre of Krakow (Poland) on "Europe Day", 9 May 2011. Volunteers play an essential role in lifelong learning. Being active as a volunteer contributes towards developing knowledge, skills and competences that one could not have gained in traditional systems. Today theses competences are seldom recognised within education and training systems whereas research shows that volunteering contributes to Europe's democratic life and social model but also to volunteers' civic, social and economic participation. It is thus important to look at ways of encouraging, supporting and recognising volunteering and volunteers within education and training. For instance how can the implementation of European frameworks (EQF, Europass, validation guidelines, etc.) be used to encourage and support volunteers of all ages? What can we learn from existing practices around Europe?
EVS training and evaluation cycle, guidelines and minimum quality standards, European Commission, Youth in Action Programme, May 2011.
Eurodiaconia Statement on Volunteering in social services in times of austerity, Eurodiaconia, July 2011
Eurodiaconia has become extremely concerned about a current discourse that has emerged in response to the economic and financial crisis, namely that volunteering should be a means to cushion the impact of the financial crisis, especially in times of austerity measures and cuts in public spending. 2011 is the European Year of Volunteering, and whilst Eurodiaconia wants to use this Year to promote volunteering and recruit more volunteers, we want to raise awareness of the dangers of this discourse and why it could be harmful to European social and health care services and consequently European citizens.
The European Non-Governmental Sports Organisation (ENGSO) Position paper on volunteering, July 2011.
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