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How we feel about ourselves and others is a major force for the effectiveness and contentment of our lives, for our workplaces and for the well-being and happiness of society.
Genuinely connecting with and supporting each other is one of the most meaningful and effective ways to build morale, understanding, social capital and inspiration for ourselves, our workplaces and for the community.
THE SOLIDARITÉ PROPOSAL IS FOR A SYSTEM OF HIGHLY RESEARCHED HUMAN RESOURCES ACTIVITIES WITHIN THE EU INSTITUTIONS BASED ON HUMAN CONNECTION THROUGH STAFF TRAINING AND VOLUNTEERING.
The activities have win-win outcomes and are a proven successful way to boost morale and to create social cohesion and cooperation. Such actions also reduce costs and increase team building, productivity and commitment of people at work.
The activities would:
* Connect the EU Institutions to the community and social realities * Connect EU policies and programmes to people * Connect EU Institutions, staff and trainees to citizens * Connect people with values
Operated within the EU Institutions, these activities would lead by example, help implement up to 20 EU policies and programmes and directly serve EU values.
The proposal offers many value-adding activities, yet primarily involves two things:
1. EU Institution staff training through community engagement - ‘Solidarité Days’: one day per annum of (current) staff training through helping others and community engagement
2. Supporting practical opportunities for EU Institution staff and trainees to develop and participate in positive, benevolent, humanitarian and socially uplifting activities in their own time - though ‘Solidarité volunteering’, 'DG Community Days' and ‘Vacation Solidarité’.
The Solidarité proposal is in the process of being given to the EU Institutions, requesting that they investigate its merits.