Employee Volunteering and Humanitarian Aid


Employee Volunteering and Humanitarian Aid

Contracted by the European Commission (DG ECHO), CODESPA and CEV are undertaking a study to assess the potential contribution that Employee Volunteering (EV) in Humanitarian Aid could give to the EU Aid Volunteer initiative.

The EU’s Directorate-General Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (DG ECHO) has contracted a consortium made of CODESPA and CEV to carry out a preparatory study on employee volunteering for the 2013 Preparatory Action for the EU Aid Volunteers. EU Aid Volunteers will engage 4.000 European volunteers and 10,000 on-line volunteers in humanitarian aid operations worldwide between 2014 and 2020. It has been under development since 2009 and will be formally launched in 2014.

The consortium has launched ‘European Research on Private and Public sectors´ Employee Volunteering (EV) activities and specific practices of EV in Humanitarian Aid’, a preparatory study on Employee Volunteering for the ‘2013 Preparatory Action for the EU Aid Volunteers’ initiative.

This Eurpean Reseach involves a series of initiatives:

  • Stakeholder Workshop that will be held in Brussels during 27 & 28 January 2014. he workshop is aimed at all stakeholders with an interest or experience in Employee Volunteering and particular in the Humanitarian Aid context. Representatives of SMEs, larger for-profit organisations, public authorities, NGOs and other third sector organisations are all welcome. Using a participatory methodology the event will develop discussions with an outcome-focused approach that prioritises partnership building and the exploration and formulation of recommendations for future actions. It will give the opportunity for interested stakeholders to contribute thoughts, ideas and perspectives concerning the possibility to incorporate Employee Volunteering (EV) into the new EU Aid Volunteer programme to be launched in 2014. Organizations with experience into attend can register HEREbefore January 9th.
  • European Survey on Employee Volunteering (EV) in EU Member States. The survey covers EV in all forms and involving employers and employees from all sectors. It contains questions about EV in general and about EV in the field of humanitarian aid in particular. The results of this survey will be part of the overview and recommendations. All the organisations interested in EV can complete the survey and give their inputs at the following link: click here to access. The survey is available in English, Spanish, Italian and French (the language can be selected in the right corner of the webpage).

If your organization is interested into participate in this European Research related with UE Aid Volunteers initiative, you could contribute with your inputs answering the survey HERE and through your participation in Brussels Stakeholder Workshop on 27 & 28 Juanuary 2014 (registration HERE). CODESPA – CEV Team is available for answering your doubts and requests: Silvia Loro – sl***@co*****.org and Tuomo Salakari Tuomo.salakari – Tu************@ce*.be

We look forward to your participation!

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