European Volunteering Capital 2021
Strengthening, Inspiring & Celebrating Volunteering and Solidarity in Europe since 2013
Berlin #EVCapital 2021 Opening Ceremony
The opening ceremony for Berlin EV Capital 2021 took place online 18 February accompanied by a social media campaign under the motto #EntdeckeDasWirInDir. Broadcasted from Berlin’s City Hall, and moderated by Petra Gute, the event counted with the interventions of the Governing Mayor Michael Müller, the Permanent Secretary for Active Citizenship and International Relations Sawsan Chebli, the Founder and CEO of the Arne Friedrich Foundation Arne Friedrich, the Project manager Volunteering Capital Katharina Foerster, and the Project officer Volunteering Capital Katja Jäger, as well as the CEV President Lejla Šehić Relić and the European Commission Vice-President Dubravka Šuica, who delivered a speech on the values of volunteering and the European actions on volunteering.
During the event, messages of support for Berlin were received from other EVCCC representatives: Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, Mayor of Madrid José Luis Martínez-Almeida, Deputy Mayor of Kosice Lucia Gurbáľová, Mayor of Strovolos Andreas Papacharalambous, Mayor of Gdansk Aleksandra Dulkiewicz and Mayor of Padua Sergio Giordani.
Watch the full video of the ceremony here.
Berlin #EVCapital 2021 Campaign
This year the EV Capital campaign revolves around four themes: Digitalization, Innovation, Diversity, and Europe. A series of events and activities will take place throughout the year, and the basis of all activities will be the idea that civic engagement strengthens solidarity and the stability of democratic values. For more information check here.
Berlin #EVCapital 2021 award
On 5 December 2020 we have celebrated the International Volunteer Day 2020 with an online Ceremony organised together with Padova EV Capital 2020. The EV Capital award was passed from Padova to Berlin EV Capital 2021 and the winner of EV Capital 2022 Gdansk was announced.
Know about the #EVCapital 2021 competition