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New Irish data links volunteering to wellbeing

By on August 5, 2015

Ireland is the most recent country to have added questions about volunteering to a national household survey and to generate data about the number of persons that volunteer, the number of hours they dedicated and the types of activity carried

A Win-Win Route Out of the Greek Debt Crisis

By on May 11, 2015

A new article by Center Director Lester Salamon, published today in the May-June edition of The World Financial Review, takes a look at a novel solution to the on-going Greek debt crisis. Rooted in his work exploring a phenomenon he

Statistics Norway releases nonprofit funding data for the first time

By on January 22, 2015

Statistics Norway recently released an updated report on its satellite account on nonprofit institutions (NPIs), resulting from their continued implementation of the UN Handbook on Nonprofit Institutions in the System of National Accounts. For the first time, this report includes

Italy releases nonprofit census data, shows tremendous sector growth

By on October 20, 2014

Recently released data from the Italian National Institute for Statistics (ISTAT) 2011 Census of Nonprofit Institutions shows that the country is home to more than 300,000 nonprofit organizations, which represents a remarkable 28 percent increase since the last census was

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

Technical workshop on volunteer measurement | Brussels | 21 Februrary 2013

By on March 12, 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. ____________________________________     On 21 February 2013, CEV and the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)

Ideas we took home from Lisbon | Reflections from the 2012 Philanthropy Fellows Conference

By on August 28, 2012

This is one of a series of posts by participants reflecting on the 21st Johns Hopkins International Fellows in Philanthropy Conference in Lisbon, Portugal.   From the 4th to the 6th of July, over twenty Johns Hopkins International Fellows in

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

Beyond the economic crisis: Portugal’s arts and culture adaptation | Reflections from the 2012 Philanthropy Fellows Conference

By on July 26, 2012

This is one of a series of posts by participants reflecting on the 21st Johns Hopkins International Fellows in Philanthropy Conference in Lisbon, Portugal.     From the 4th to the 6th of July, over twenty Johns Hopkins International Fellows

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

Value and role of volunteering: Presentation of the ILO Manual | Rome | 19 April 2012

By on April 17, 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. ____________________________________   DOWNLOAD THE PROGRAM   On Thursday, 19 April, the partners of the European Volunteer

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

EVMP Technical Workshop in Podgorica Brings 8 Statistical Offices | 27 January 2012

By on February 17, 2012

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

European Parliament VP Gianni Pittella Endorses EU-Wide Adoption of ILO Manual

By on January 18, 2012

Momentum for European-wide implementation of the ILO Manual on the Measurement of Volunteer Work 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

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