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22 Feb 2011 14:00 - 16:00


Seminar organized by HESTIA and VOLONTEUROPE. IN ENGLISH.

Volunteering leads to positive changes in people’s lives: bringing communities together, increasing a person’s sense of pride and belonging, in turn impacting positively on their health and well‐being. While it also makes a significant economic contribution, its social value can be even greater: where volunteering activities are present, there is a higher percentage of growth. Such activities, replicated throughout the EU, have the capacity to generate social capital, innovative solutions and respond to newly‐emerging policy needs.

In the framework of the European Year of Volunteering 2011 (EYV 2011), it is now time for ember State governments and EU institutions to take volunteering seriously and recognize it as a strategic response in economic and social terms, and as a driver of civic engagement.

This seminar will bring together key social actors in the Czech Republic and from other EU Member States to discuss Volonteurope’s latest discussion paper on ‘The Value of Volunteering’, examine the different faces of this value and identify priorities through which Member State governments and EU institutions can incorporate volunteer effort in their strategies.


  • Piotr Sadowski, Secretary General, Volonteurope  / Volunteering & Social Cohesion in the Framework of EYV 2011
  • Tamara Flanagan, European Director, CSV / Volunteering and Social Inclusion
  • Dr. Tereza Pospíšilová PhD / Volunteering in the Czech Republic – New Facts and Figures
  • Adeline Otto, Social Policy Coordinator, SOLIDAR / Volunteering, Active Inclusion and the Exit from the Economic Crisis
  • Faye Smith, Manager & Sarah Boycott, Coordinator, Social Activation Model, East of England / Positive

Chair: Olga Sozanska, National Volunteer Centre Hestia, Czech Republic

Registration and more information: Hana Kušková, HESTIA, hana.kuskova@hest.cz, 723 775 853.




22 Feb 2011 14:00 - 16:00


HESTIA Národní dobrovolnické centrum a VOLONTEUROPE

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