The Solidarité Proposal is a proposal forhighly beneficial human resources activities inside the EU Institutions which inv...
It offers many value-adding actions, yet           primarily involves two things:• Staff training through community engage...
Research shows that if these activities aregenuine, they are one of the most effective means of community engagement, acti...
Four Concrete Actions          .                .                 .                .                .                    ....
The activities would show the human face andsoul of the institutions and implement EU policyand political objectives and v...
Could the Solidarité proposal activities            be part of the     human resources programme       for the staff and t...
Could the EU Institutions’ human resources     programme facilitate and encouragestaff and trainee involvement in benevole...
The Solidarité proposal is about doing             good deedsto help others and making a positive       difference in our ...
The Solidarité proposal makes humanitarian       and social actions accessible  And welcomes the contribution of each     ...
It engages with those less fortunate and         develops awareness.
It fosters the spirit of social consciousness and action amongst the staff and trainees         of the European Institutio...
every small action makes a difference.
Solidarité …“A union or harmony of interests, purposes, or  sympathies among individuals in a group -  fellowship of respo...
• Lead civil and international society by  example• contribute to staff morale and  teamwork
Solidarité activities help othersand make a positive difference in our world representing the   core values of the EU andc...
Solidarité activities range fromthe socially engaging, artistic and entertaining to the challenging,    confronting and sp...
visiting the elderly cycling or dancing together to raise         awareness of a causeorganising or participating in a soc...
The activities creates tangibleindividual and intra and inter-unit,department and institutional team-  building, networkin...
1. It would be part of the human resources   which aims to touch, move and inspire   both staff and the widest community  ...
steps towards the ‘common good’.
BENEFITS
Deploying EU values and leadershipwithin larger perspective of corporatesocial responsibility and Institutional           ...
1   Positive contribution to theEuropean Union InstitutionsSelf Esteem BenefitsPolitical and Policy Benefits -   Excellent...
2     Provides the many benefits of stafftraining though community engagement service to others is a unifying, team-buildi...
Studies show that engaging in this activity has manybenefits for employers, employees, government and the                c...
3 Beneficial for Professional Development4 Beneficial for Personal Development
•   Broadens the experience of staff and    trainees•   Unifying ,integrating, inspiring, non-    political and non-denomi...
7   It leads by example1. To European citizens, to European civil society, to   European     countries,   to   other  Inte...
1. Is a service for and by people leading Europe -   representing, hands-on, all the core values of the EU -   it is an ex...
8   Social Capital
POLITICAL AND POLICY     RATIONALE
The Solidarité proposal has political,  policy, resource and value-basedrationale, justification, precedent and           ...
•   The    European      Parliament   ‘Resolution   on    volunteering’ 1983•   The Council of Europe Policy Recommendatio...
1.   The Opinion of the Economic and Social Committee     on Voluntary Organisations and Foundations in     Europe 19983. ...
•   Support for the investigation of the Solidarité proposal    was given by the European Parliament when it    adopted th...
•   The proposal was supported in the European    Economic and Social Committee opinion of the    Section for Employment, ...
The Proposal corresponds to political and policy reports and speeches by       the EU Institutions, onTHE EUROPEAN YEAR OF...
“In all its different forms, volunteering plays a   crucial role across the European Union”   ‘The Manifesto for Volunteer...
‘Purpose produces passion.Nothing energises like a clear purpose’
We may not all do great things;but we can all do small things       with great love.         Mother Teresa
Always put yourself in others’ shoes. If you feel that it hurts you, it probably hurts the other person too.The happiest p...
“Dream what you want to   dream;go where you want to go; be who youwant to be...”
The difference betweenexpressing love and having           regrets     is that the regrets may stay around forever.
The great end of life is not  knowledge but action.          Thomas Henry Huxley                                AFP
‘Who am I not to change someone’s       life for the better? Am I being true to myself by not  putting myself in a positio...
Aim to leave the world better because you have lived;to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived     ...
Solidarité proposal presentation - with pictures
Solidarité proposal presentation - with pictures
Solidarité proposal presentation - with pictures
Solidarité proposal presentation - with pictures
Solidarité proposal presentation - with pictures
Solidarité proposal presentation - with pictures
Solidarité proposal presentation - with pictures
Solidarité proposal presentation - with pictures
Solidarité proposal presentation - with pictures
Solidarité proposal presentation - with pictures
Solidarité proposal presentation - with pictures
Solidarité proposal presentation - with pictures
Solidarité proposal presentation - with pictures
Solidarité proposal presentation - with pictures
Solidarité proposal presentation - with pictures
Solidarité proposal presentation - with pictures
Solidarité proposal presentation - with pictures
Solidarité proposal presentation - with pictures
Solidarité proposal presentation - with pictures
Solidarité proposal presentation - with pictures
Solidarité proposal presentation - with pictures
Solidarité proposal presentation - with pictures
Solidarité proposal presentation - with pictures
Solidarité proposal presentation - with pictures
Solidarité proposal presentation - with pictures
Solidarité proposal presentation - with pictures
Solidarité proposal presentation - with pictures
Solidarité proposal presentation - with pictures
Solidarité proposal presentation - with pictures
Solidarité proposal presentation - with pictures
Solidarité proposal presentation - with pictures
Solidarité proposal presentation - with pictures
Solidarité proposal presentation - with pictures
Solidarité proposal presentation - with pictures
Solidarité proposal presentation - with pictures
Solidarité proposal presentation - with pictures
Solidarité proposal presentation - with pictures
Solidarité proposal presentation - with pictures
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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.

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  1. 1. The Solidarité Proposal is a proposal forhighly beneficial human resources activities inside the EU Institutions which involve the participation of EU Institution staff and trainees in benevolent humanitarian andsocial activities in order to keep in touch with citizens and as a form of professional and personal development.
  2. 2. It offers many value-adding actions, yet primarily involves two things:• Staff training through community engagement - Solidarité Days: facilitating one day per annum of current training (‘Team-Building’ or ‘Away Days’ etc) through community engagement• Positive, benevolent humanitarian and social activities in one’s own time: supporting practical opportunities for staff and trainees to develop and participate in socially uplifting activities to help others - Solidarité Volunteering, DG Community Days and Vacation Solidarité
  3. 3. Research shows that if these activities aregenuine, they are one of the most effective means of community engagement, active citizenship and personal/professional development - saving costs, increasingefficiency, boosting reputation and inspiring staff and society.
  4. 4. Four Concrete Actions . . . . . . European European Council European European Eropean Commission Parliament of the External Economic Commitee of European Action and Social the Regions, Union Service Committee . Court of Auditors...etc Solidarité Solidarité Days Solidarité Volunteering . DG Community Days Vacation Solidarité . . . . Staff training through Staff & Trainees involved A DGs staff & families Staff voluntarycommunity engagement in positive social invited to volunteer activity on their and helping others activities together together on a holidays in their own time community project a few hours a year Plus many other positive actions ranging from supporting transition into active retirement to creating links with the Erasmus programme
  5. 5. The activities would show the human face andsoul of the institutions and implement EU policyand political objectives and values - hands-on, from within.   The proposal is being given to the EUInstitutions, requesting that they investigate its merits. Your support is valuable.
  6. 6. Could the Solidarité proposal activities be part of the human resources programme for the staff and traineesof the European Union Institutions...?
  7. 7. Could the EU Institutions’ human resources programme facilitate and encouragestaff and trainee involvement in benevolent humanitarian & social activities via staff training through community engagement and in one’s free time…?
  8. 8. The Solidarité proposal is about doing good deedsto help others and making a positive difference in our world.Research shows enormous benefits.
  9. 9. The Solidarité proposal makes humanitarian and social actions accessible And welcomes the contribution of each person’s skills and gifts
  10. 10. It engages with those less fortunate and develops awareness.
  11. 11. It fosters the spirit of social consciousness and action amongst the staff and trainees of the European Institutions.
  12. 12. every small action makes a difference.
  13. 13. Solidarité …“A union or harmony of interests, purposes, or sympathies among individuals in a group - fellowship of responsibilities and interests”
  14. 14. • Lead civil and international society by example• contribute to staff morale and teamwork
  15. 15. Solidarité activities help othersand make a positive difference in our world representing the core values of the EU andcorporate social responsibility
  16. 16. Solidarité activities range fromthe socially engaging, artistic and entertaining to the challenging, confronting and sporting:
  17. 17. visiting the elderly cycling or dancing together to raise awareness of a causeorganising or participating in a socially uplifting choirworking together in a soup kitchen or arranging collections of unwanted clothes from EU Institution staff and giving them to the poor
  18. 18. The activities creates tangibleindividual and intra and inter-unit,department and institutional team- building, networking, strategic planning, communication, professional development and organisational and leadership benefits.
  19. 19. 1. It would be part of the human resources which aims to touch, move and inspire both staff and the widest community and which has corporate social responsibility, staff morale and public relations benefits3. Should this be part of the culture and social responsibility of the EU institutions in line with their founding values?
  20. 20. steps towards the ‘common good’.
  21. 21. BENEFITS
  22. 22. Deploying EU values and leadershipwithin larger perspective of corporatesocial responsibility and Institutional responsibilities
  23. 23. 1 Positive contribution to theEuropean Union InstitutionsSelf Esteem BenefitsPolitical and Policy Benefits - Excellent example to other organisations of the European Year of Volunteering 2011 - The ‘Europe for Citizens’ programme - brings the compassionate and human face of Europe
  24. 24. 2 Provides the many benefits of stafftraining though community engagement service to others is a unifying, team-building and inspiring group action with staff and broad social benefits
  25. 25. Studies show that engaging in this activity has manybenefits for employers, employees, government and the community as a whole.
  26. 26. 3 Beneficial for Professional Development4 Beneficial for Personal Development
  27. 27. • Broadens the experience of staff and trainees• Unifying ,integrating, inspiring, non- political and non-denominational
  28. 28. 7 It leads by example1. To European citizens, to European civil society, to European countries, to other International Organisations and to the world3. What gets achieved has multiplier effects for promoting and living shared values5. Is representative of the people and serves the greater purposes of the European Union
  29. 29. 1. Is a service for and by people leading Europe - representing, hands-on, all the core values of the EU - it is an example of the values of the European Treaties in practice3. Is therefore an enhancement to: • civil society • the external identity of the EU Institution • staff development and staff morale • the development of future leaders and policy makers doing Traineeships at the EU Institutions
  30. 30. 8 Social Capital
  31. 31. POLITICAL AND POLICY RATIONALE
  32. 32. The Solidarité proposal has political, policy, resource and value-basedrationale, justification, precedent and background.
  33. 33. • The European Parliament ‘Resolution on volunteering’ 1983• The Council of Europe Policy Recommendation on Social Cohesion and Quality of Life 1991• The European Commission ‘European Declaration of Enterprises against Exclusion’ 1994• The Communication of the Commission on Promoting the Role of Voluntary Organisations and Foundations in Europe 1997
  34. 34. 1. The Opinion of the Economic and Social Committee on Voluntary Organisations and Foundations in Europe 19983. The Treaty of Amsterdam5. The Opinion of the Economic and Social Committee on the role and contribution of civil society organisations in the building of Europe 19997. The Communication from the Commission ‘Towards a Europe of All Ages - Promoting Prosperity and Intergenerational Solidarity’ 1999
  35. 35. • Support for the investigation of the Solidarité proposal was given by the European Parliament when it adopted the Education and Culture Committee report ‘recognising and promoting cross-border voluntary activities in the EU’ in June 2012. In a positive step, the report says: 66. Supports a formal examination of the ‘Solidarité proposal’ for an inter-institutional human resources programme in the EU institutions to facilitate the involvement of the institutions’ staff and trainees in volunteering, humanitarian and social activities, both as part of staff training and volunteering in their own time; 67. Highlights the fact that the proposed programme is cost saving and highly value-adding and would help to implement EU policies and programmes;
  36. 36. • The proposal was supported in the European Economic and Social Committee opinion of the Section for Employment, Social Affairs and Citizenship in the Communication on EU Policies and Volunteering in 2012.• The proposal ideas have been steadily shared throughout the EU Institutions and 20 successful pilot activities have been carried out.
  37. 37. The Proposal corresponds to political and policy reports and speeches by the EU Institutions, onTHE EUROPEAN YEAR OF VOLUNTEERINGTHE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITYCORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITYLEADERSHIP AND FEELING EUROPEEMPLOYER SUPPORTED VOLUNTEERINGINTER-INSTITUTIONAL COOPERATIONMODERN HUMAN RESOURCES
  38. 38. “In all its different forms, volunteering plays a crucial role across the European Union” ‘The Manifesto for Volunteering in Europe’ The European Volunteer Centre www.cev.be
  39. 39. ‘Purpose produces passion.Nothing energises like a clear purpose’
  40. 40. We may not all do great things;but we can all do small things with great love. Mother Teresa
  41. 41. Always put yourself in others’ shoes. If you feel that it hurts you, it probably hurts the other person too.The happiest people don’t necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the best of everything that comes along their way.
  42. 42. “Dream what you want to dream;go where you want to go; be who youwant to be...”
  43. 43. The difference betweenexpressing love and having regrets is that the regrets may stay around forever.
  44. 44. The great end of life is not knowledge but action. Thomas Henry Huxley AFP
  45. 45. ‘Who am I not to change someone’s life for the better? Am I being true to myself by not putting myself in a position to help others?
  46. 46. Aim to leave the world better because you have lived;to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived that is to have succeeded. AFP

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