Save the Date: Conference “Volunteering for Social Change” | 20 & 21 March 2017 | Allianz Forum Berlin

19 January 2017

© Bernhard Ludewig

We would like to draw your attention to the European conference “Volunteering for Social Change” at the Allianz Forum Berlin on 20 and 21 March 2017.

Tens of thousands of young people have completed a European Voluntary Service (EVS) in the last 20 years and have already benefited from great volunteering and learning experiences in Europe. However, up to this point, primarily young people with high school diplomas and students have taken part in European voluntary and mobility programs. What are the reasons for this and how can the EVS be made more accessible for all young people, irrespective of their educational background and social status?

The conference “Volunteering for Social Change” presents the project results of the European cooperation project “European Voluntary Service for All” (EVS4ALL), co-funded by Erasmus+. By the analysis of concrete voluntary services, fourteen organisations of European youth and volunteer work, as well as foundations from Germany, France, Great Britain, Poland, Spain and Romania, have developed European policy recommendations for an inclusive European Voluntary Service which will be presented and discussed at the conference in March. The conference will open on 20 March with an evening event during which Daniel Cohn-Bendit and MEP Brando Benifei, amongst others, will discuss how a socially just and inclusive Europe can be designed for young people.
Please mark the date, invitations will be sent out shortly.