Closing Ceremony Sligo #EVCapital 2017

Košice EVCapital 2019 Winner Announced

Vice-Mayor Renata Lenartova received fa gift of a commemorative plaque featuring casted images of the hands of volunteers from Aarhus from the Mayor of Aarhus EVCapital 2018 Jacob Bundsgaard

Košice 2019 European Volunteering Capital 


For more information on how Košice is Strengthening, Inspiring and Celebrating volunteering

as EVCapital 2019 visit its official website here

 8  October 2019, EU Regions Week Event:

Led by the current EVCapital 2019, Košice, members of the European Volunteering Capital Candidate Community (EVCCC) will host a participatory lab   "Solidarity and Volunteering - European Rights and Values from the bottom up" on 8th October  in the Committee of the Regions, Brussels.

No onsite registration will be allowed, so register here!

For more information about volunteering in the Košice region click here or here

Study visit to the EV Capital 2019 – Košice  will take place between 15 - 17 September 2019

 The event is open to representatives of the European Volunteering Capital Candidate Community .

If interested in joining the study visit to Košice, please contact Gabriella Civico [gabriella.civico[at]]. 

A press release was issued for the occasion and it can be found here.

For more information visit their website.

Jury of the #EVCapital 2019

Sophia Eriksson – EC
Michael Evason – IBM (EVEN)
Marian Harkin – EP
Mary-Anne Hennessy – CoE
Seamus Kilgannon – Sligo City Council - EV Capital 2017
Kieran McCarthy - CoR
Cristina Rigman – President of CEV
Gonçalo Lobo Xavier – EESC

Lucia Gurbáľová, the Vice-Mayor of Košice, attended the CEV Capacity Building Conference in Budapest where she met with Tibor Navracsics, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, Christina Rigman, CEV President and Gabriella Civico, CEV Director.

Feedback from the Jury: In choosing Košice as the European Volunteering Capital 2019 the jury identified a genuine interest in ensuring quality volunteering and a deep understanding of the need to focus on quality not only with regard to the activities themselves, but also in providing sufficient funding for this to be ensured. The creative campaigns to motivate new volunteers and good mix of local and national awards were also seen as positive, as was the focus on research, data collection and funding & support to infrastructure organisations.  Efforts to encourage corporate volunteering and sport volunteering with a focus on improving health and well being was identified as an excellent idea, as was the “volunteer house”. Good quality standards with an appropriate toolkit were also highlighted, in addition to an extensive range of activities for formal, non-formal, and lifelong learning. The inclusive and comprehensive approach was commended and the participation of many stakeholders in the preparation of the candidature was also noted as a positive element.

To read the whole press release click here.


Who were the candidates for the EV Capital 2019?

The deadline for the EV Capital 2019 was on the 30 June 2017.

The three candidate municipalities for the European Volunteering Capital 2019
title were: 
Augsburg (Germany), Cascais (Portugal) and Košice (Slovakia).

CEV | European Volunteer Centre

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