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) hosted, in Brussels, Belgium a technical workshop on volunteer measurement. The objective of the event was to gather input for a European Parliament pilot project proposal for the systematic collection of comparable data on volunteering across Europe.
Various European Union policy documents stress the need to gather comparable data on the amount, character and role of volunteering and recommend the use of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Manual on the Measurement of Volunteer Work for this purpose. The workshop aimed to help translate these policy recommendations into action at the EU Member State level. The meeting gathered national statistics experts from EU countries as well as European stakeholders, and facilitated the discussion and planning of technical aspects for the implementation of a volunteering module in national statistics, as part of a European Parliament pilot project.
This initiative is part of an on-going advocacy campaign supported through the Network of European Foundations by the Robert Bosch Stiftung and the King Baudouin Foundation.
Cross-posted from the European Volunteer Centre (CEV)