MEETINGS AND EVENTS
The Global Volunteer Measurement (GVMP) and European Volunteer Measurement (EVMP) projects, will be working around the world to convene orientation and training events for supporters of the project and for statistical officials.
Madrid, Spain | posts | about GSL
28-30 March 2012
The 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, and the Fundacíon Rafael del Pino, will promote service and volunteerism in communities in Spain (and around the world). The Summit will bring together thought leaders from Spain, Europe, and the United States to explore how volunteerism and community service can address the challenges Spain faces, especially in light of the effects of the ongoing economic crisis. The Summit will showcase proven models and best practices of impact volunteerism. Through trainings, seminars, and networking opportunities, Summit participants will enhance their ability to make a difference in their own sectors. After the Summit, participants will stay connected on GSL’s virtual platform, an international “learning network” that allows service leaders to share tools, resources, and best practices.
As part of this Summit, EVMP and the Spanish Platform for Volunteering will host a workshop in Madrid, Spain on 28 March, 2012 from 10:00-14:00 to discuss the possible implementation in Spain of the ILO Manual on the Measurement of Volunteer Work. The workshop will gather the leadership of the volunteering community in Spain together with government and statistical officials with two objectives in mind – first, to ensure that the voluntary sector in Spain is made fully aware of this new Manual and the methodology it employs, and is provided the opportunity to address questions or concerns about its implementation in Spain; and second, to secure a commitment from government officials to work with the volunteer community to explore possibilities for measuring volunteering in Spain.
EVMP and Patricia Toia, MEP, co-hosted a Round Table on “Measuring the Value of Volunteering” at the European Parliament from 16:30 to 19:00. The meeting was attended by a range of participants including EVMP partners, MEPs from all major political groups, policy makers, representatives from civil society, and researchers.
In collaboration with the Association for Democratic Prosperity – Zid (ADP – Zid) and the Statistical Office of Montenegro (MONSTAT), EVMP co-hosted a technical workshop for Statistics Officials in Podgorica, Montenegro on January 26-27, 2012. The workshop sought to ensure that statistical offices and core voluntary organizations in Southeast and Central Europe are aware of the ILO Manual, to offer a technical overview of the methodology it employs, to answer any questions that may exist about it, and to encourage countries to adopt it as a major tangible outcome of Europe’s 2011 Year of Volunteering. Slawomir Nalecz from the Social Surveys and Living Conditions Statistics Department at the Central Statistical Office of Poland and research fellow in the Institute of Political Studies at the Polish Academy of Sciences was on hand to share the experience of the Polish Statistics Office implementation of the ILO Manual.
The International Labour Organization (ILO), the Polish Ministry of Labour and Social Policy, and EVMP partners co-hosted a technical workshop for European Statistics Officials in Warsaw, Poland on September 28-29, 2011. Funding for this meeting was provided in part by the EU Commission’s funds for European Year of Volunteering activities. The venue also provided the Polish Statistics Office with the opportunity to discuss its implementation of the ILO Manual in Poland. Volunteer leaders from select countries participated to help strengthen connections between statistical officials and volunteer leaders.
Tallinn, Estonia | posts
May 6, 2011, EVMP
On May 6, EVMP partners hosted a Kickoff Training Workshop in Tallinn, Estonia, in conjunction with the CEV symposium hosted in the previous days. Nearly 60 leaders in the volunteer community from 23 countries took part in this first event to become familiar with the new International Labour OrganizationManual on the Measurement of Volunteer Work and to learn how to promote its adoption and use by statistical authorities.