Comparable data on volunteering in the individual EU Member States has never been available. Such activities, however, represent real economic value and this data could provide a very useful tool for facilitating implementation of many social and economic policies. Therefore the Committee calls on the European Commission to work on a standardised methodology for research into volunteer work and to ensure its adoption by the Member States via an appropriate EU Regulation. In so doing, use should be made of the ILO Manual on the Measurement of Volunteer Work. The Commission should also introduce binding legal measures to enable the non-profit sector to co-finance public grants with the economic value of volunteer work.
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Antagna on 10/12/2013
Krzysztof PATER (Diversity Europe - GR III / Poland)
Dec 10, 2013 Dec 11, 2013
Antagna on 17/10/2013
Mr Giuseppe Iuliano (Workers - GR II / Italy)
Oct 16, 2013 Oct 17, 2013
The EESC endorses views expressed in the European Consensus on Humanitarian Aid regarding the objectives and assets of humanitarian action and expresses its conviction that humanitarian aid includes protecting people affected by humanitarian crises, maintaining their dignity and respecting their rights. The Committee stresses the genuine nature of voluntary action which should not be confused with other types of action involving work Volunteer involvement must always be needs-based, following an analysis and assessment of the situation and the needs of populations affected by disasters or complex crises.
Antagna on 28/03/2012
Referral:COM(2011) 568 final
Trantina (Diversity Europe - GR III / Czech Republic)
Mar 28, 2012 Mar 29, 2012