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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 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, [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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