At its 1st meeting in Brussels during the weekend of 25-27 February 2011 members of the Volunteering Working Group of the European Scout region discussed in depth the actions needed for fulfilling the European Scout Plan 2010-13 in their area of responsibility.

The kick-off event for our work is just approaching – we will meet 36 representatives of European NSOs in less than a month in Istanbul, Turkey, for a five-days-long event “Volunteers in NGOs – Citizens in action”. Besides many informative sessions, exchanges of best practices etc., this event should serve for detailed mapping of the situation in individual NSOs and their countries. With such an overview we can start to offer tailor-made support.

Our involvement and its coordination in the European Year of Volunteering 2011 was discussed in presence of Falko Mohrs, WOSM’s representative in the Board of the European Youth Forum. Scouts and  guides were one of the first and leading forces behind the process resulting in having the year devoted to this core value of our movement – and we are doing our best to bring practical outcomes visible even at the local level. Is your association involved in preparation and running of the year in your country?

Let us know about your best practices and concerns about volunteering! We will be glad to share them with the right people and help you.

(Prepared by Pavel Trantina, voluntary leader of the Volunteering Working Group)


Milutin Milošević
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Milutin Milošević

Milutin comes from Serbia and is a Director of Adult Resources at European Scout Office. He is following the Region's work on Educational Methods and Volunteering.

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