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

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