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On 4, 5, 6 of October 2017 the CEV Autumn Volunteering Congress took place in collaboration with the Austrian Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection in Vienna, Austria.

Representatives from volunteering organisations, political and administrative authorities and academia gathered in order to exchange views and develop common strategies on current activities and initiatives in the voluntary sector. The Congress comprised: Project and research presentations; CEV Strategic discussions; EV Capital 2019 Candidate presentations; CEV General Assembly and the European Conference for Volunteering – Vienna (ECVV).


Date: 4 October

Location: Austrian Ministry of Labour, Stubenring 1, 1010 Vienna

15:30 – Accreditation

16:00 – 16:30 PREVENT (volunteering and refugees) project presentation

16:30 – 17:00 – IAVE Volunteering Infrastructure research report presentation

17:00 CEV 25th Anniversary Celebrations

  • 25 Years of CEV: Impact & legacy at European, National and Local level – Memories / Testimonies / Messages & Special guests!

  • Strategic discussion on the CEV development towards the next 25 years.

19:00 EV Capital 2019 Candidate Presentations (Augsburg, Cascais & Kosice)

           EV Capital 2017 (Sligo) & EV Capital 2018 (Aarhus) updates.

20:00 CEV@25 Reception.

Images available here.

Date: 5 October

Location: Terrasse Kahlenberg GmbH, Kahlenberg 2-3, 1150 Vienna

08:00 – Bus from Vienna city centre to GA & Conference venue (Meeting point: Hotel Regina Rooseveltplatz 15, 1090 Wien)

08:45 – Accreditation

9:00 – CEV General Assembly

12:00 – Lunch offered by the Austrian Ministry of Labour

12:30 – European Volunteering Conference* (ECVV)

19:00 – Evening Cultural Programme and dinner offered by the Austrian Ministry of Labour

Images available here.

Date: 6 October

Location: Terrasse Kahlenberg GmbH, Kahlenberg 2-3, 1150 Vienna

09:00 – European Volunteering Conference* (ECVV)

12:00 – Lunch

13:00 – Bus to Vienna City Centre.

Images available here.

All sessions were held in English. Apart from the ones indicated with * which were held in English, German and French with simultaneous interpretation.

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