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UN “Human Development Report” and OECD’s “How’s Life?” emphasize contribution of volunteering

By on December 14, 2015

Two major publications have made important recognition of the contribution of volunteering to well-being and human development and the need for improved information. The elevation of the recognition of the contributions of volunteers to this level of policy discussion, and

Measuring Volunteerism: Report on the UNV Side Event to the 46th Session of the United Nations Statistical Commission

By on July 7, 2015

The text of this post is drawn from a report authored by the United Nations Volunteers, which is available for download here. Center Director Lester Salamon, spoke at this event. _________________________   The UN Volunteer programme’s side event to the

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

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

Translations of the ILO Manual on the Measurement of Volunteer Work

By on January 5, 2012

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

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

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

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