EuroVolNet project kick-off
European Volunteering Network
A Kick-off meeting in Brussels 24. – 25.1.2011 officially launched EuroVolNet project, where project partners together discussed the project’s vision and objectives and agreed upon a specific action plan.
EuroVolNet project was also presented at the EU Sport Forum in Budapest, 21. – 22.2.2011.
EuroVolNet is a transnational project that fosters the exchange of best practices regarding legal, organizational and funding related aspects of voluntary activity in sport. The project partners will form a network of actors involved in the management and running of sport associations.
we need visionary political decisions to remove formal and legislative barriers
EuroVolNet will have a lasting impact on promoting volunteerism in Europe by facilitating new initiatives and gaining commitments of partner organizations and beyond for future development and actions promoting volunteerism. EuroVolNet will provide all European sport organizations (both project partners and extended activity beneficiaries) with learning opportunities on Seminars, Wokshops and Final Conference and a valuable tool: the online voluntary services tutorial.
Following EuroVolNet project dimensions were chosen by project partners as main topics for 'best practice collection':
* Definition of Volunteering
* Education and recognition of volunteers
* Legal Framework of Volunteering
* (Economic, social) Value of Volunteering
* Volunteering management
* (New) ways of funding
ISCA President Mogens Kirkeby has shared with project leaders at the kick off meeting: »....Projects such as the EuroVolNet will provide best practices of motivation factors and identify the barriers, but we need visionary political decisions to remove the formal and legislative barriers for the volunteers.«
EuroVolNet kick off meeting was connected to the Forum of the Committee of the Regions »Regional and local authorities in action during the European Year of Volunteering 2011«.
We invite you to follow the ISCA website to be updated on the latest EuroVolNet activities.