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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

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 labor in Europe and around the world.   First, the International Labour Organization

Beating the Odds: The Center in 2013

By on December 19, 2013

According to Viking tradition, Loki, the uninvited 13th guest at a banquet of gods in Valhalla, orchestrated the assassination of Balder the Beautiful, the god of joy and goodness. Reflecting this and similar stories, folkloric traditions around the world have

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

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 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

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

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,

NEWS RELEASE | Counting the Volunteers the World Counts On

By on March 29, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Johns Hopkins University Center for Civil Society Studies announced today the release of a new manual to help statistical agencies around the world track the amount, type and value