CEV is organising a major policy conference on “Volunteering in European Welfare & Social Services (VIEWSS)” in Turin, Italy from 2-3 October 2014.

Background is the Policy Agenda for Volunteering in Europe (P.A.V.E), drafted during the European Year of Volunteering 2011, which submitted that “the crisis is forcing governments to re-assess the European Social Model” and that “in some spheres the debate has led to suggestions that volunteers and volunteer-involving organisations can and should deliver services instead of the state”.

CEV members and other conference participants will be invited to share evidence from their countries and discuss the topic: “European Welfare States in times of Crisis – What impact for volunteering?” The conference will consider all these questions and draft a policy document about the engagement of volunteers in the delivery of welfare and social services

Programme with workshops briefings and logistics info under documents.

More information and registration available on the CEV website.