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The CEV Capacity Building Conference took place on 6-7 April 2017 in London at the City Hall.

Representatives from CEV member organisations from across Europe gathered together with interested UK / London -based stakeholders in April 2017 in order to consider the volunteering strategies that are needed in Europe at local, regional and national administration levels and how to design and implement them with input from all sectors and stakeholders.

Workshop leaders shared their experience and practiced together with participants with a view to building capacity and developing a best practice guide for use across Europe by governments, local authorities, volunteer centres, volunteer organisations and companies


Programme of the event and Resource Materials

6 April 2017
13.00 Registration and setting up of “DEVS Practice Wall Display”*

13.15- 13.30 Plenary: Opening Statements
13.30- 14.00 Key note: Voluntas, Volunteering, Voluntary: On strategic thinking and capacity building in light of the “Theory of Alterity as Intention” Adriana Ruiz Restrepo (RRA Think Thank) Read More…
14.00- 14.15 European Volunteering Strategy Update (PAVE / Helping Hands Report / European Solidarity Corps)

14.15- 14.30 Break

14:30 -15:30 Case Studies
National perspective: The Volunteer Centre in DenmarkSpanish Volunteering PlatformVolunteer Scotland
Municipalities’ approach: London #EVCapital 2016Sligo #EVCapital 2017Aarhus #EVCapital 2018

15:30 – 16:00 Break

16.00- 18.30- Round-robin: the presentations will be delivered in rounds of 45 minutes & speakers will take turns to engage with every group. Read more…
1) Developing local volunteering: Vlaams Steunpunt Vrijwilligerswerk vzw
2) Cross Sector Collaboration – Employee Volunteering: Volunteer Scotland
3) Online Volunteering: Good Network Foundation (PL)

7 April 2017
09.30- 11.00 Parallel workshops – Volunteering Strategies in the field of:
1) Sports: London Sport (UK) Read more…
2) Active ageing: GLV / NCVO (UK)  Read more…
3) Culture: Croatian Volunteer Centre Network Read more…

11.00-11.30 Break

11.30-13.00 Inclusion of refugees and migrants: BBE (DE) Read more…
Youth: Pro Vobis (Romania) Read more…
In Rural Areas: Estonian Village Movement Kodukant Read more…

13.00- 13.15 Closing Remarks
14:00 – 16:00 EVEN Corporate Members Meeting

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