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Volunteering in Europe
Volunteering in Europe
Volunteering in Europe
Volunteering in Europe
Volunteering in Europe
Volunteering in Europe
Volunteering in Europe
Volunteering in Europe
Volunteering in Europe
Volunteering in Europe
Volunteering in Europe
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Volunteering in Europe

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  • 1. Volunteers in the European Union Liza Gernaey – project officer Vlaams Steunpunt Vrijwilligerswerk vzw –Flemish Volunteer Centre 9 May 2011
  • 2.
    • Facts and figures
    • Definition
    • Value of volunteering
    • EYV2011
    • Challenges
    Content
  • 3.
    • About 100 million of Europeans volunteers
      • 3 out of 10 citizens in the EU do voluntary work
      • 2 out of 10 in Flanders
    • Where do we find volunteers?
      • In almost every sector: welfare, education, the cultural sector, socio-cultural sector, nature, sports, politics, …
    Fact and figures (1)
  • 4.
    • Who are the volunteers?
      • About as many men as women
      • But: ‘typical’ male and female activities (sports  welfare)
    • Age
      • Majority between 35 and 55
      • But: also -35 and +55
    Fact and figures (2)
  • 5.
    • Why
      • Contribute to society
      • Love for an organization, their family, their community,…
      • Idealism
      • Own benefit
      • To do the good thing
    • When and how much?
      • Always and everywhere
      • Average: about 4 or 5 hours a week
    Fact and figures (3)
  • 6.
    • Problem
      • Different definition and legislation in different countries
      • Ex.: Belgium  The Netherlands
    • Conclusion
      • The numbers are an indication!
    Fact and figures (4)
  • 7.
    • Key elements
      • Not obligatory
      • Not paid
      • For others
    • Contradictions
      • Internships?
      • Reimbursed costs
      • Own benefit
    Definition
  • 8.
    • Solidarity and cooperation
    • Accessibility of activities
    • Employability
    • Lowers the costs for organizations
    • Individual advantages
    • Support for policy and government
    • Economical value
    Value of volunteering
  • 9.
    • Asked by the volunteering sector itself
      • CEV Manifesto
      • Written statement European Parliament
    • 2001 + 10
      • IYV2001 United Nations
    • Decision European Commission
      • November 2009
    EYV2011 (1)
  • 10.
    • Volunteer friendly climate
    • Consolidate and improve quality of volunteering
    • Recognition of voluntary work
    • Promotion of volunteering and put the value in the spotlight
    EYV2011 (2) - goals
  • 11.
    • Context
      • Big diversity
        • Type of voluntary work
        • Age of the volunteer
        • Terms and conditions
        • Form of engagement: project volunteers
      • New technological instruments
    Challenges (1)
  • 12.
    • Create a web application that can boost volunteering engagement: show the diversity of volunteering/voluntary work in an enthusiastic manner, by using modern web technologies, to stimulate people to volunteer.
    Challenges (2)
  • 13.  

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