EYV 2011 Alliance
Council conclusions on the role of voluntary activities in sport in promoting active citizenship, 3128th EDUCATION, YOUTH, CULTURE and SPORT Council meeting, Brussels, 28 and 29 November 2011.
The council conclusions on 'the role of voluntary activities in sport in promoting active citizenship' adopted on 29 November 2011 underlines the fact that voluntary activities in sport are among the most attractive forms of engagement in Europe and belongs to the social heritage of sport. Voluntary activities in sport contribute to active citizenship, to the growth and strengthening of social capital, to the mobility of citizens through building competences as well as developing the European identity and promoting EU values. The conclusions also stress that voluntary activities need to be clearly distinguished from paid employment and cannot replace the overall responsibility of the state. The council of the European Union encourages EU Member states, the European Commission and sport stakeholders to create favourable conditions and ensure the development of voluntary activities in sport
EYV 2011 Alliance Working Group Meeting 3
The EYV 2011 Alliance Working Groups had a meeting in September 2011. The European Policy Agenda on Volunteering P.A.V.E. was approved by the EYV 2011 Alliance SG in November 2011 and was presented to policy makers at the EC EYV 2011 closing conference in Warsaw on 1st December 2011. Read the full report. View Photos.
EYV 2011 Alliance awarded European Citizen's Prize, Brussels (Belgium)
Supported by Intel, the European Citizens' Prize — CIVI EUROPAEO PRAEMIUM was presented by Marian Harkin MEP on behalf of EP President Jerzy Buzek on 30 September 2011 in the presence of EYV 2011 Alliance representatives and other invited guests. See more.
EYV 2011 Alliance at the II European Volunteer Convention, Brussels (Belgium)
Continuing to work towards the symbolic collection of 1 million volunteer hours from across Europe EYV 2011 Alliance volunteers and staff organised a dedicated stand in the II European Volunteer Convention on 9-10th September 2011. A total of 95,177 hours were collected during 2 days from volunteers and "soon to become volunteers" who visited to the V-Village. Two lucky volunteers who pledged their hours online during the Convention were randomly selected during the closing ceremony to join the EU delegation to China for the EU China Year of Youth Closing Ceremony later this year. Check EYV 2011 Alliance photo albums here.
Thank you to our wonderful volunteers, Jessica Main, Andreea Nagy, Maria Tvrdonova, Thibault Lezy, Marieke Wax, Sophie Chielens, Viktoria Endredi, Pedro Carnicero, Celzo Da Cunha, Martin Kuebler and Zoltan Vadkerti !
Resolution on Voluntary Work, European Parliament, 16 December 1983
A selection of resources prepared by the EYV 2011 Alliance Working Group 1 on Quality of Volunteering, Jan-Dec 2011.
Read more about the EYV 2011 Alliance here.
EYV 2011 Alliance Working Group Meeting 2
The 6 working groups met in Brussels on 20th and 21st May 2011. These working groups established by the EYV 2011 Alliance involved more than 100 experts, many of them volunteers themselves. The plenary session of the WG Meeting 2 included a presentation about the process towards, and structure for, the approval and publication of the European Policy Agenda on Volunteering that all the workings groups are actively contributing to. Read the report. View the photos.
EYV 2011 Alliance Working Group Meeting 1
Working towards the objective of the EYV 2011 Alliance European Policy Agenda on Volunteering the 6 working groups met in Brussels on 18th and 19th March 2011. The working groups established by the EYV 2011 Alliance involved more than 100 experts, many of them volunteers themselves:
WG1 Quality of Volunteering
WG2 Legal Framework of Volunteering
WG3 Volunteering Infrastructure
WG4 Recognising Volunteering
WG5 Value of Volunteering
WG6 Employee Volunteering