Europe for Citizens - Programme Guide - version valid as of March 2011 - Directorate-General for Communication, Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, European Commission (EC) of the European Union.
"Volunteering" or "voluntary work" in the section on "Active European Citizenship: civic participation and democracy in Europe" p6-7, IV.1 Action 1 – Measure 1.1 Town Twinning Citizens‟ Meetings p33, V.5.3 Calculation of the grant p56
Volunteering: a tool for inclusion? Magazine of the European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN). Special issue on the 2011 European Year of Volunteering, March 2011. NO. 134 | 2011/I
* 2011 European Year on Volunteering – A space for anti-poverty organizations to engage
* Volunteering and the Fight against Poverty and Social Exclusion – towards an EAPN Position
* Portugal: Being a volunteer versus promoting volunteering
* The UK Government: Big Society and Volunteering
* Volunteering in Bulgaria – the Need for a Modern Vision
* Poland, willing to move on towards a strategic approach on volunteering
* The recognition of volunteering time as in-kind contribution in Structural Funds
* The 100 million Europeans volunteering deserve recognition
* Eurodiaconia: the multifaceted value of volunteering
UK University courses for volunteers / Voluntary Sector. AUTHOR: University of Liverpool, UK partner in VALUE project. December 2010
Case study (pdf) and spreadsheet (excel) providing detailed data on UK University courses for volunteers/Voluntary Sector - updated July 2010)
More information including speeches, presentations and a video can be found at www.cor.europa.eu/EYV2011
The Conference adopted a declaration which can be found here.
The European Foundations' Initiative on Dementia (EFID) launches the European Awards: "Living well with Dementia in the Community".
A group of foundations, composed of The Atlantic Philanthropies, the Fondation Médéric Alzheimer, the King Baudouin Foundation and the Robert Bosch Stiftung, join forces to launch the 'Living well with Dementia in the Community - European Foundations' Initiative on Dementia-Awards' in order to improve perceptions of dementia and to stimulate solidarity at the local level. The overarching aim of the Initiative is to contribute to a better quality of life for people with dementia and their carers.
Up to 10 projects will be funded with up to € 10.000. The application is to be filled in English as the Awards are pan-European and partners are required to communicate and exchange their achievements at the European level and amongst their peers. To apply, send your application by 31st August. The full call for proposals and application form are available on the NEF website: