ALDA will participate at the closing conference of the European Year of Volunteering 2011 that will take place on 1 and 2 December 2011 in Warsaw. It will be a policy-oriented conference focusing on the topic “Preparing a lasting legacy for the European Year of Volunteering”. The idea is to set the scene for policy development and continued action in the area of volunteering at EU, national and regional levels, to ensure a lasting, meaningful legacy for the European Year in the years to come.
ALDA has played a relevant role in the field of volunteering during 2011, developing a structured strategy entitled “volunteering for democracy” encompassing several activities implemented in different countries throughout the year. ALDA has been part of the EYV 2011 Alliance, contributing to the debate from its own perspective, thus promoting volunteering as a fundamental means to activate citizens and promote their full participation both at the local and at the European level. One of the main activities carried out by ALDA throughout the year is represented by the International conference “Volunteering for democracy”, held in Bydgoszcz (Poland) in July, in the framework (and under the auspices) of the Polish Presidency of the EU. The conference, attended by more than 150 representatives from 25 different countries, led to the drafting of a set of recommendations, jointly developed by participants, which constitutes the guidelines for further promoting and developing “volunteering” in the fields of democracy and citizen participation.
For further information, please download here (the Final Recommendation of the Conference in Bydgoszcz, Poland, 8th July 2011.