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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
The EVMP and the Plataforma del Voluntariado de Espana hosted a workshop on March 28 in Madrid that brought the leadership of the volunteering community in Spain together with government and Statistics officials from Spain’s National Institute for Statistics (Instituto Nacional de Estadistica, INE) to discuss [...]
The European Volunteer Measurement Project (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, [...]
Just weeks after its First Vice-President issued a press statement calling on EU Member States to implement the ILO Manual, the European Parliament in Brussels was the meeting point of EVMP partners with MEPs from all major political groups, policy makers, representatives from civil society, and researchers, recognising the importance of data collection [...]
Statistics officials and civil society leaders met in chilly Podgorica, Montenegro on 27 January for a technical workshop hosted by the European Volunteer Measurement Project (EVMP), the Association for Democratic Prosperity-Zid (ADP-Zid in Montenegro), and Monstat, the Statistical Office of Montenegro. The aim of the workshop [...]
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 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 GVMP.
In addition, the CCSS staff would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to all of the GVMP partners, supporters, [...]
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