UNESCO European Athletics Young Leaders Community


  • Volunteers have responsibilities, should they have rights too?

    Wednesday 26 September 2012

    According to surveys, around 100 million (think about that number for a moment) young European citizens volunteer for various causes, including sport, across the continent. And four out of five European citizens acknowledge that volunteering is an integral part of democratic life in Europe.

    Despite the importance of volunteering for young Europeans, many face obstacles when affecting their voluntary activities.

    The recent meeting of the European Youth Forum launched a campaign for outlining the rights of volunteers in the hope of creating a legal framework to support their work and contribution to society.

    The Forum, an organisation established by national ...

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