The European Volunteer Centre (CEV) organizes a webinar to explore some actions to support volunteering and civil society actions in times of post-pandemic.
The Covid-19 pandemic crisis has demonstrated the commitment and solidarity of citizens all over Europe. The important role of volunteering and civil society has reflected the spirit of a resilient and caring community, in times of lack of investment and absence of public and State support.
Lejla Sehic Relic, CEV President, calls for policymakers to “step up a gear" regarding volunteering policies and programmes: “We live in a moment where there is so much we do not know, but one thing is for sure, solidarity and people who care can literally mean life. I hope we will take that insight into the future”. This “change of gear” should include increased focus, intensity and speed of investment and partnership development with volunteer-involving and volunteer infrastructure organisations and lead to a situation that more properly reflects the importance of the energy, expertise, and commitment of volunteers for health, well-being and solidarity in Europe.
In this context, the webinar ‘Volunteering in Post-Covid Crisis: What now?’ takes place on 24th July and will explore the actions already planned and/or in place in different countries and contexts in Europe, and provide the space to exchange good practice and to inspire others.
The webinar’s agenda
10:30 - 10:35 Welcoming Lejla Sehic Relic, CEV President
10:35 - 11:55 Presentations with 10 minutes Q&A after each one.
- Micky Lefranc, Board member of France Benevolat: ‘In search of new ways of Volunteering. Covid19 and its consequences on Volunteering’.
- Mauro Pace Parascandalo, CEO of Malta Council for the Voluntary Sector: "The Malta Experience".
- George Thomson, CEO of Volunteer Scotland: “Wearing the volunteer’s shoes”.
- Joana Bacelar, CNE Youth Projects Executive Coordinator: “From nature to home and community - the adaptation of scouting in Portugal”.
11:55 - 12:00 Closing
If you are interested in participating, you can fill the registration form.