how you can help
The EVMP is a collaboration between the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies (CCSS), the European Volunteer Centre (EFC), and Associazione Promozione e Solidariety (SPES), and a network of supporters, formed to encourage governments throughout Europe to implement the ILO Manual as part of creating a lasting legacy for the 2011 Year of Volunteering.
We cannot do this alone. We need the help of volunteer promotion agencies, policy makers, and civil society organizations across Europe to bring this Manual to the attention of statistical authorities, to encourage them to implement it, to monitor the implementation process, and to help disseminate the resulting information. Here’s how you can help:
Send us your Declaration of Support. As a next step, we are asking those of who are ready to throw their weight behind this effort to officially join with us by signing the Declaration of Support. The Declaration outlines both what actions supporters are willing to undertake and what roles they are able to play in the promotion effort, and what supporters can expect from the EVMP partners over the course of this project.
Get the word out about the ILO Manual. Bring this new tool to the attention of your network and to the statistical agency in your country through newsletters, blog entries, emails, and personal visits to the labour force survey personnel in your country’s statistical office.
Get friends, contacts, and colleagues involved. Convene meetings of key stakeholders. Engage key foundation leaders, senior government leaders or legislators, your National Coordination Body for EYV 2011, nonprofit association leaders, and any others who can attract the key officials within the labour statistics department. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to communicate with the project partners and find opportunities for collaboration.
Contact statistical officials
Begin a conversation with labour force statisticians and with people in charge of the statistics department. Initiate a letter-writing campaign.
Partner with your governments
Work in partnership with labour statistics officials. Statistics offices are often short on staff and funds—offer your expertise and technical assistance from JHU/CCSS.
Disseminate the results
Make the results widely known. Once the data are available, it is important to disseminate them widely so that they can be used—the more feedback they receive, the more likely it is that statistical agencies will update the data in future years.
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