European Economic and Social Committee recommends EVMP

  The European Volunteer Measurement Project is a prominent featured recommendation in the Declaration released by European Economic and Social Committee Group III President Luca Jahier. This document complements institutional recognition the campaign to measure volunteering in Europe has recently received.   The Declaration recommends “widely disseminating information on the economic impact of volunteering. As a first step, it is necessary to implement the European […]

Lester Salamon addresses a special meeting of the European Economic and Social Committee on the ILO Manual and the European Volunteer Measurement Project

  The European Economic and Social Committee put a spotlight on the importance of measuring volunteering at a major conference it convened in Warsaw on Friday 30 September 2011 in collaboration with the Polish Ministry of Labour and Social Policy, the Chancellery of the President of the Republic of Poland, and the European Commission.   […]

LEADING BY EXAMPLE: Poland and Hungary Implement the ILO Manual

  Poland and Hungary, the two countries holding the presidency of the EU during the European Year of Volunteering 2011, are leading by example and have kept their word to implement the ILO Manual on the Measurement of Volunteer Work in order to highlight this important sector. These countries’ decisions and experience have set the […]

Council of the European Union Conclusions recognize ILO Manual

  Following on the heels of the recommendation of the ILO Manual by the European Commission, we are delighted to announce that on 3 October 2011 the Council of the European Union officially invited Member States to measure volunteering and recognized the ILO Manual on the Measurement of Volunteer Work as a useful tool for […]

Building a community of European statistical officials | Warsaw Technical Workshop | 28-29 September 2011

  A new community began to take shape last week when European labour statistics officials and civil society leaders met on 28-29 September in Warsaw for a technical workshop hosted by the ILO, the European Volunteer Measurement Project (EVMP), and the Polish Ministry of Labour and Social Policy. The aim of the workshop was to […]