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Supported by Erasmus + Programme

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Open Digital Europe

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Out of the Box International develops a tailor made open data model and policies based on open digital environment which is transparent, accountable and secured.

Social Businesses

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Out of the Box International works with already existing hubs, various local and national stakeholders and social entrepreneurs in order to further develop and promote successful social entrepreneurship policies and practices.

Solidarity Europe

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Out of the Box International delivers expertise in the field of cohesive policies by using cross-sectorial approach and non-formal  education, in a global perspective.

European Project

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Out of the Box International  works further to enhance current cooperation in South East Europe region and actively supports the integration of all European countries in common European project.

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.

Why Out of the Box International

The seemingly ever-lasting depression of European economies has shaken the very foundations of many European societies. The shear rate of unemployment in Europe and the omnipresent environmental crisis coupled with the often frustratingly slow process of decision making in the EU, are calling for civil society actors to step in and fill the void.

In the aftermath of the 2008. economic crisis, the apprehension of falling under the spell of apathy of economic depression across the continent has not been easy to shake off. However, pinpointing the culprits for the current state of affairs on any particular EU decision maker is not the answer. Nonetheless, the fact remains that the current approach to the economic and environmental crisis hasn’t yet shown the affected citizens the light at the end of the tunnel.

As representatives of the civil society we feel the need to make our voice heard in the midst of the current debate on economic crisis. Being a social enterprise we offer new and feasible ideas in education and community work, creative cross-sectorial cooperation among different actors and strong networking coalitions to turn these dire economic challenges into possibilities through social entrepreneurship initiatives which aim at benefiting wide range of citizens, particularly vulnerable groups and those affected by the economic crisis.

Social entrepreneurship is a simple concept that has been put into practice by civil society actors for the benefit of a specific social group or people, and this is precisely what we want: to create projects and initiatives with fresh ideas in different policies, educational programs or tools, support businesses, empower cultural initiatives and offer different solutions to individuals, corporate bodies, everybody who believe that we can have more Creative, Innovative and Cohesive Europe.


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