Europe

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An European anti-poverty network aims to eradicate social exclusion in the EU

Since 1990, many non-profit organisations are offering training activities, education and service provision aimed at the participation and empowerment of people.

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Amnesty International sees the risk of xenophobic speech against human rights as spreading

The international organisation has published its Annual Report for 2016/2017, with particular emphasis on hate speech, which it claims could give rise to fear and division.

European Solidarity Corps / Image: ESC Facebook page

Opportunities for young people to volunteer in the European Solidarity Corps

More than 24,000 youngsters have already registered online to be part of a solidarity-related project.

Malmö University organised the NIEM First National Coalition Meeting (March 2017) / Photo: NIEM

Monitoring the reception of refugees to improve European integration policies

The NIEM project aims to improve the integration outcomes of beneficiaries of international protection.

European Volunteering Capital 2019 / Photo: CEV

Will your city be the next European Volunteering Capital?

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

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CEV Conference to develop European volunteering strategies

The Capacity Building Conference will take place on 6-7 April 2017 in London at the City Hall.

Representatives from the Sligo 2017 candidature celebrating the nomination / Photo: @VolunteerSligo, Twitter

Sligo to be the European Volunteering Capital in 2017

The Irish municipality will take over from London (2016) after beating six other candidates. The volunteering capital in 2018 will be Aarhus.  

Giving the third sector the visibility it deserves

The issue of improving visibility of the third sector emerges as key demand and challenge, requiring a variety of stakeholders to work together to shine a light on the distinctive impact and contribution of citizen action in Europe.

Bernard Enjolras, Third Sector Impact coordinator / Photograph: Third Sector Impact

Bernard Enjolras: "The third sector has the third largest workforce of any 'industry' in Europe"

Ahead of the Final Conference of the Third Sector Impact project, which took place on the 9th November in Brussels, we talked with its coordinator about the European third sector's definition, impact and challenges.

Antina Sander, Deputy Executive Director at RGI, at the 5th European Grid Conference / Photograph: RGI

Antina Sander: "For the enterprises, NGOs are a source of expertise that they often don’t have but urgently need"

We have talked with the Deputy Executive Director of the Renewables Grid Initiative about the situation of the renewable energies in Europe and the work of this organization.

Right to asylum? Humanitarian crisis and institutional racism

The inaction of the European Union regarding the refugee crisis is an example of institutional racism, writes SOS Racisme's director Alba Cuevas.

Small-scale boats in Almeria (Spain) / Photograph: LIFE

Claudia Orlandini: "We build bridges between small-scale fishermen and the political institutions"

Low Impact Fishers of Europe (LIFE) is an umbrella organization which makes the voice heard of local fishermen communities. Claudia Orlandini, LIFE communications officer, tells us about the project.

Lessons learned from a European project on mentoring

SESAME, a project on mentoring and social entrepreneurship, is the first European project developed by Servei Solidari Foundation. Its coordinator Inma Martín shares some of the lessons learned.

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The promotion of the volunteering: an investment to promote social capital and values

Why should we promote volunteering? How should we do it? Can we set a common European strategy? We have talked with two experts at the European level in order to address these issues: Susana Szabo (CEV) and Gabriela Civico (EYV 2011 Alliance).

Eurochild Conference 2016 / Photograph: Eurochild

The European event to discuss children’s rights

From 5 to 7 July, Brussels will be hosting the Eurochild Conference 2016.

The value of volunteering to communities and society

Gabriella Civico exposes their ideas about the values of volunteering as a tool for communities and society.