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Revealing European Values In Volunteering in Europe #REVIVE Campaign

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Project No. 101051597
(Revealing European Values In Volunteering in Europe - REVIVE Project No. 101051131)

In the context of a 4-year framework agreement grant under the European Union “Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values'' fund (CERV) - “REVIVE” (Revealing European Values in Volunteering in Europe), the Centre for European Volunteering (CEV) has organised a series of workshops under the same name as part of the annual CERVIS activities in 2022.  In these activities, aimed at a diversity of stakeholders including grassroots volunteers and policymakers, we had as the objective to gain more visibility for volunteering by being part of a European network, allowing volunteers’ voices implying the full diversification of genders and other discriminating factors to be understood at the EU level and contributing to the recognition of volunteering. Discussions focussed on  volunteer Campaigns  and whether, when volunteers and active citizens act as bridges to their communities and are defenders of social justice, fixing “short-sighted” political and economic decisions, should volunteer campaigns be more than about recruitment and also have as a core component the delivery of a message to society about democracy, human rights, solidarity, inclusion and European Values in general. A second point of discussion was concerning to what extent we are representing the full diversity of genders and other discriminating factors in volunteering and what more we can do to advance gender equality and tackle multiple and intersecting discrimination in volunteering organisations and initiatives across Europe.  The importance of the European Year of Volunteers 2025 was particularly stressed during these events and the wide ranging base of support for this proposal was extended amongst diverse groups of stakeholders including volunteers, volunteer organisers, policymakers and future volunteers from amongst the general public. 

The 21 online and offline events took place in 14 countries in 13 languages engaging 563 participants (402 females, 160 males, 1 non-binary):

  • Belgium (NL, FR, EN) - 8 October, 8 December, 9 December & 15 December 2022

  • Bulgaria (BG) - 5 December 2022

  • Croatia (HR) - 2 December 2022

  • France (FR & EN) - 5 October 2022

  • Germany (EN) - 1 December 2022

  • Hungary (HU) - 13 December 2022

  • Italy (IT) - 25 October, 25 November, 5 December, 5 December 2022

  • Malta (EN) - 15 November 2022

  • Poland (EN) - 10 December 2022

  • Portugal (PT) - 28 September 2022

  • Romania (RO) - 14 November 2022

  • Slovakia (SK) - 4 November, 14 November, 15 November 2022

  • Slovenia (SI) - 6 December 2022

  • Spain (ES) - 25 November 2022

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