Will your city be the next European Volunteering Capital?

  • European Volunteering Capital 2019 / Photo: CEV

    European Volunteering Capital 2019 / Photo: CEV

  • Sligo is the European Volunteering Capital 2017 / Photo: evcsligo.eu

    Sligo is the European Volunteering Capital 2017 / Photo: evcsligo.eu

CEV calls for applications for the European Volunteering Capital Competition 2019.

The European Volunteer Centre (CEV) launches the sixth edition of the European Volunteer Capital competition. It aims to promote volunteering at the local level by giving recognition to municipalities that support and strengthen partnerships with volunteer centres and volunteer-involving organisations. It is also a way to celebrate and promote volunteering and the impact made by volunteers.

The winners from the previous editions are Aarhus (2018), Sligo (2017), London (2016), Lisbon (2015) and Barcelona (2014).

The awarded municipality is chosen from the candidates by an international jury of key personalities connected with volunteering, representing civil society, the private, for-profit sector, as well as the EU institutions.

The jury will assess the extent to which the Policy Agenda for Volunteering in Europe (PAVE) recommendations and the “5R” policy priorities as identified in the PAVE 5 year review “Helping Hands” are shown to be implemented. How the European Solidarity Corps will be supported and promoted is also part of the criteria.

The deadline for applications is 30 June 2017. Municipalities can already fill the application form. The information provided in this form will count as 70% of the final score allocated to each candidate. 30% of the score will be allocated based on the presentation of the candidature during the Candidates Reception organised by CEV and Sligo European Volunteering Capital 2017 on 4 October 2017 in Vienna (Austria).

The winning municipality will be announced on 1/2 December 2017, prior to the International Volunteer Day (5 December).

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