Cascais, Portugal, 19th- 20th October 2012
The Autumn 2012 CEV General Assembly benefited from a wide and enthusiastic representation from CEV members from across Europe. The productive meeting in Cascais, Portugal saw CEV adopt a new work plan and budget for 2013 enabling innovative and high impact activities contributing to the four pillars of CEV work, namely knowledge sharing, partnerships and networking, advocacy and capacity building. New initiatives for 2013 will include the launch of the European Volunteering Capital and the Employee Volunteer European Network (EVEN). In addition, the General Assembly re-elected the CEV President Eva Hambach for another 3 year term and welcomed a new Board member representing the Platform of Volunteer Centres and Organisations Slovakia, Alžběta Macková.
The CEV Symposium tackled the issue of volunteering in the context of the European Year of Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations 2012.