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6.05.2014

Summary report of youth camps in 2012

« Short-term initiation volunteering (IV) is an educational action that aims at developing local and global citizenship of participants through intercultural exchange and through collective, solidarity action within the framework of public interest. » FRANCE VOLONTAIRES This volunteering accounts for the most significant share in the entire French volunteering system. It is thus a major stake for France Volontaires. Developing quality commitment towards international volunteering & solidarity is its aim, and with this perspective, France Volontaires rubs shoulders with IV stake-holders. This kind of volunteering contributes productively for the betterment of living conditions of (...) Read more

29.10.2013

Cartography 2013 of Volunteering for International Exchange and Solidarity

As we have to face rapidly developing mutations in this sector, it is absolutely essential to be able to have information about international volunteering for international exchange and solidarity. More than 60 experts and 25 organisations helped write this document so as to provide an overview of the current situation of international solidarity volunteering. This book offers a snapshot of this sector in France thanks to the capitalisation and sharing of data and practices from all stakeholders. The combination of quantitative, qualitative and cartographic analyses presents a whole (...) Read more

28.10.2013

International Volunteering in India - 2013 report

The 2013 report about international volunteering in India, carried out by Devika Singh, surveyed 31 organisations hosting volunteers from abroad. The report is focused on European volunteers who were on an assignment in India in 2012. 517 volunteers were identified. Key elements: 41% of the European volunteers went on an assignment without a specific arrangement or legal status. This represents the informal channels of volunteering, which are important in India 32% of organisations recruit volunteers directly (without passing through another organization or institution) (...) Read more

7.10.2013

Study about international volunteering in the French region Pays de la Loire

The study about international volunteering in the Pays de la Loire region was focused on the year 2012. It identified 962 volunteers mobilized in the entire region. 74 structures and nearly 20 volunteers were interviewed or contacted through questionnaires. Each structure is involved in at least one of the following dimensions : information, sending / hosting of international volunteers, funding, support. International volunteering in Pays de la Loire is characterized by: the presence of many actors (mainly not-for-profit organisations and inhabitants of the Loire -Atlantique (...) Read more

7.10.2013

Initiative and interaction, the core of youth participation in international work-camps

Short-term initiation volunteering (IV) accounts for the most significant share in the entire french volunteering system. It is thus the most important role-player within France Volontaires. Developing quality commitment towards international volunteering & solidarity is it’s aim, and with this perspective, France Volontaires rubs shoulders with IIV participants. In order to facilitate a closer link with participants, their activities, their day to day functioning, their experiences, and in order to obtain a systemic vision regarding the evolution of dynamics within this field, (...) Read more

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9.12.2014

Online volunteering ? Find out more about it with Comhlamh

Online volunteering is gaining importance and visibility since de United Nations Volunteers launched a specific programme to commit virtually. What is online volunteering? Is this new form of (...) Read more

4.12.2014

DECEMBER THE 5th : International Volunteer Day

The 5th of December is the International Volunteer Day, and France Volontaires, as well as other organizations around the world, will be holding debates and exchanges about the topic! This (...) Read more

24.11.2014

New report on climate change from the World Bank

The World Bank commissioned a series of reports on climate change to the the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and Climate Analytics. The series is called "Turn down the heat". (...) Read more

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