Two important volunteering policy developments

by Megan Haddock, Johns Hopkins University In recent months, there have been two important developments in volunteering policy that will impact the ongoing efforts to highlight volunteer labour in Europe and around the world.   First, the International Labour Organization (ILO) has officially adopted volunteering as a form of “work” that should be measured along […]

The measurement of voluntary work: Always in the spotlight!

  Institutions and the not-for-profit sector keep working on the issue of the measurement of voluntary work. To this end, on June 15th the Province of Treviso together with the Provincial Liaison Body on Volunteering organised a Conference on the economic valorisation of voluntary work, at the headquarters of the Province.   The conference was […]

The results are in: Statistics Portugal’s Survey on Volunteer Work for 2012

  More than one in 10 adults in Portugal gives their time to volunteer activities, Statistics Portugal reports.   The volunteer rate of people that participated in a volunteer activity either through an organization or directly for other individuals is estimated to be 11.5% of residents aged 15 or older—about 1,040,000 people. This represents the […]

Mesv: il progetto entra nel vivo!

English version   Circolare n. 6 del 28 marzo 2013   Da pochi giorni Istat ha avviato le interviste per la rilevazione “Aspetti della Vita Quotidiana 2013″ che interesserà 24 mila famiglie di tutto il territorio nazionale. Come sapete, nell’ambito dell’indagine, s’inserisce il progetto Mesv (Misurazione del valore economico e sociale del lavoro volontario); infatti […]

Technical workshop on volunteer measurement | 21 Februrary 2013

On 21 February 2013, CEV and the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) hosted, in Brussels, Belgium a technical workshop on volunteer measurement. The objective of the event was to gather input for a European Parliament pilot project proposal for the systematic collection of comparable data on volunteering across Europe.   Various European Union policy […]

EVMP partners present a paper at the 10th ISTR Conference | Siena, Italy | 11 July 2012

EVMP partners presented a paper at the 10th edition of the biennial International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR) Conference, which took place in Siena, Italy, from 10-13 July 2012. The paper “Institutionalising the measurement of volunteering: Insights from the European Volunteer Measurement Project,” (English and Italian) by Daniela Bosioc of CEV, Lester M. Salamon […]

Phase 1 Wrap-up Conference: ILO Manual Implementers Discuss the State of the Art | Rome | 19 April 2012

  Representatives of 6 European national statistical institutes and EVMP partners discussed progress in measuring volunteering through the implementation of the ILO Manual at a Technical Workshop in Rome on 19 April 2012. The workshop took place within the framework of the EVMP Phase 1 Wrap-up Conference entitled “Value and Role of Volunteering: Presentation of […]

Phase 1 Wrap-up Conference: ISTAT announces implementation in 2013 | Rome | 19 April 2012

  Over 100 people participated in the EVMP Phase 1 Wrap-up Conference held in Rome on 19 April 2012. The conference gave EVMP partners the opportunity to thank the funders and report on the Project’s progress in completing, disseminating, and encouraging adoption of the ILO Manual in Europe. The event, titled “The value and role […]