The importance of volunteering has been acknowledged by the EU. However, there is a lack of a systematic and structured EU approach towards volunteering and recognition of voluntary work. Dissemination within the “YECH project” offers a space for discussion around some key questions:
– How to support organisations in providing unified answers or tools to the recognition of volunteering?
– What are promising practices from the sector?
– What are the priorities of EU in this programming period?
– How covid-19 has been affecting volunteering recently?
The process of youth volunteering certificate development has shown us that we should keep on working to develop a holistic approach taking into consideration these five pivotal actions/recommendations taking into consideration the multiple endeavours, projects of civil society organizations on the validation of skills and competencies acquired whilst volunteering and the recognition of the wide and varied value of volunteering in Europe. Out of the Box International will host key stakeholders from the volunteering sector engaging around the virtual table and creating some policy ideas for EU policy makers.
I. Warming-up / Moderator
II. Presentation of the project and policy recommendations / Out of the Box International
III. Panel: “Policy recommendations and common European responses on volunteering certification”Speakers:
– Evren Ergec, Board of Directors – Out of the Box International
– Martina Agosti and Giuseppe Currò – Camera di Commercio Italo-Tedesca e.V.
– Gabriella Civico, Director – European Centre for Volunteering
– Pauline Boivin, Project and Policy Coordinator – LifeLong Learning Platform.
– EC – tbc*
— Panel debate with participants
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The project is implemented by a consortium of partners from Germany (Italcam as the coordinating organisation), Cyprus (Social Policy and Action Organization), Italy (Gramigna ODV), Portugal (Rightchallenge Association), Greece (iED), Belgium (Out of the Box International) and United Kingdom (Go Digit All) and co-financed by Erasmus + Programme of the European Union.