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New data on volunteering in Italy

By on August 5, 2014

Italy is the latest country to implement the ILO Manual on the Measurement of Volunteer Work, allowing the Italian National Institute of Statistics (Istat) to collect national-level data on the amount and character of volunteering in Italy.   The survey

Two important volunteering policy developments

By on March 10, 2014

In recent months, there have been two important developments in volunteering policy that will impact the ongoing efforts to highlight volunteer labor in Europe and around the world.   First, the International Labour Organization (ILO) has officially adopted volunteering as

The measurement of voluntary work: Always in the spotlight!

By on June 24, 2013

This post was added to the Center’s blog on 29 June 2015 as part of a wind-down of the standalone European Volunteer Measurement website. ____________________________________   Institutions and the not-for-profit sector keep working on the issue of the measurement of

The results are in: Statistics Portugal’s Survey on Volunteer Work for 2012

By on May 3, 2013

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

MESV – The project comes alive!

By on April 21, 2013

This post was added to the Center’s blog on 29 June 2015 as part of a wind-down of the standalone European Volunteer Measurement website. ____________________________________   Circular n.6 of 28 March 2013   The Italian National Statistics Institute (ISTAT) has

EVMP partners present a paper at the 10th ISTR Conference | Siena, Italy | 11 July 2012

By on August 10, 2012

This post was added to the Center’s blog on 29 June 2015 as part of a wind-down of the standalone European Volunteer Measurement website. ____________________________________     EVMP partners presented a paper at the 10th edition of the biennial International

EVMP Phase 1 Wrap-up Conference: ISTAT announces implementation in 2013 | Rome | 19 April 2012

By on June 26, 2012

This post was added to the Center’s blog on 29 June 2015 as part of a wind-down of the standalone European Volunteer Measurement website. ____________________________________     Over 100 people participated in the EVMP Phase 1 Wrap-up Conference held in

EVMP Phase 1 Wrap-up Conference: ILO Manual Implementers Discuss the State of the Art | Rome | 19 April 2012

By on June 26, 2012

This post was added to the Center’s blog on 29 June 2015 as part of a wind-down of the standalone European Volunteer Measurement website. ____________________________________     Representatives of 6 European national statistical institutes and EVMP partners discussed progress in

CEV Director brings volunteer measurement to the attention of European Commission Vice-President Rehn

By on June 15, 2012

This post was added to the Center’s blog on 29 June 2015 as part of a wind-down of the standalone European Volunteer Measurement website. ____________________________________   Together with a delegation from the Social Platform, CEV Director Gabriella Civico, met Vice-President

MEPs continue to voice support for the measurement of volunteering in Europe

By on June 14, 2012

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

Prince of Spain Endorses EVMP at Workshop in Madrid

By on April 26, 2012

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

EVMP to partner with Meridian International Center’s Global Service Leaders Initiative for Service Innovation Summit | Madrid | 28-30 March 2012

By on March 19, 2012

This post was added to the Center’s blog on 29 June 2015 as part of a wind-down of the standalone European Volunteer Measurement website. ____________________________________   EVMP is partnering with the Meridian International Center’s Global Service Leaders Initiative (GSL) on

Members of EU Parliament express support for measuring volunteering in Europe

By on February 21, 2012

This post was added to the Center’s blog on 29 June 2015 as part of a wind-down of the standalone European Volunteer Measurement website. ____________________________________   Just weeks after its First Vice-President issued a press statement calling on EU Member

European Economic and Social Committee Recommends EVMP

By on October 14, 2011

  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

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

By on October 10, 2011

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

Building a Community of European Statistical Officials | Warsaw | 28-29 September 2011

By on October 5, 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

Council of the European Union Conclusions Recognize ILO Manual

By on October 5, 2011

Following on the heels of the recommendation of the ILO Manual by the European Commission, the Center is delighted to announce that on 3 October 2011 the Council of the European Union officially invited Member States to measure volunteering and

Leading By Example: Poland and Hungary Implement the ILO Manual

By on October 4, 2011

  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

European Commission Recommends ILO Manual on the Measurement of Volunteer Work

By on September 21, 2011

The Center is excited to announce that on 20 September 2011 the European Commission officially recommended that:  Research and data collection on volunteering should be encouraged at the national level. In this context, the use of the International Labour Organisation’s

Session on measuring volunteering | Sarajevo | 22 June 2011

By on August 13, 2011

This post was added to the Center’s blog on 29 June 2015 as part of a wind-down of the standalone European Volunteer Measurement website. ____________________________________   EVMP supporter organisation, the South East European Youth Network (SEEYN), organised an international seminar rich in content,

European Volunteer Measurement Project Kickoff Training in Tallin

By on July 11, 2011

On May 6, European Volunteer Measurement Project partners CEV, SPES, and CCSS hosted a Kickoff Training Workshop in Tallinn, Estonia to introduce volunteer leaders to the new ILO Manual on the Measurement of Volunteer Work and to enlist their help in making sure that the Manual is used. The workshop was

EVMP Technical Workshop | Warsaw | 28-29 September 2011

By on July 6, 2011

This post was added to the Center’s blog on 29 June 2015 as part of a wind-down of the standalone European Volunteer Measurement website. ____________________________________   The EVMP partners are delighted to announce that the International Labour Organization (ILO) and

The Measurement of Volunteering in Europe – Reflections on the CEV Symposium

By on May 12, 2011

JHU Center Director Dr. Lester Salamon took part in the opening panel discussion at the European Volunteer Centre (CEV) Symposium “The future of volunteering: concepts, trends, visions” convened in Tallinn, Estonia May 4th through 6th, 2011.   The European Year,