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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
Together with a delegation from the Social Platform, CEV Director, Gabriella Civico, met Vice-President Olli Rehn, European Commissioner of Economic and Monetary Affairs and the Euro on 5 June 2012. The topics of discussion were the inclusion of social objectives in European economic governance, the sustainability of public [...]
Following the recommendations to implement the ILO Manual issued by the European Commission in its September 2011 Communication on volunteering and by and the Council of the European Union in its October 2011 Conclusions the European Parliament adopted on 12 June 2012 a Report on recognising and [...]
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On Thursday, 19 April, the partners of the European Volunteer Measurement Project will host a conference marking the final event of the EVMP Preparatory Phase. The public conference “Value and role of volunteering: Presentation of ILO Manual on the Measurement of Volunteer Work” will be [...]
EVMP is partnering with the Meridian International Center’s Global Service Leaders Initiative (GSL) on its inaugural conference in Madrid, Spain March 28-30, 2012. The 2012 Service Innovation Summit, co-hosted by the U.S. Embassy in Spain, the Meridian International Center, and the Fundacíon Rafael del Pino, will promote [...]
Momentum for European-wide implementation of the ILO Manual continues to build. In a recent press release, First Vice President of the European Parliament, confirmed his support for a robust implementation effort, joining several other senior members of European Parliament in encouraging the systematic measurement of volunteer work as outlined by the ILO Manual.
The International Labour Organization has issued the official Spanish and French translations of the ILO Manual on the Measurement of Volunteer Work, making it much more accessible for many in Europe, Africa, and Latin America.
However, the ILO only offers official translation into French and Spanish, [...]
Project partner Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies (CCSS) has posted a year-end list of their most interesting discoveries of 2011, including several relating to the EVMP.
In addition, the CCSS staff would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to all of the EVMP partners, supporters, advocates, [...]