Importance of volunteerism in access to social services discussed

01 Jan 2014

United Nations Volunteers and Ministry of Family and Social Policies hosted an event where importance of volunteerism in access to social services was discussed.

New Horizons - The event was organized in Ankara on 11 December following the International Volunteers Day which was marked on 5 December.

During the first part of the event which was called “Volunteerism and access to social services”, Gabriella Civico from Europe Volunteer Centre and Davide Di Pietro from Senior European Volunteers Exchange Network (SEVEN) participated to the event.

They talked about volunteerism setup in Europe and legal regulations on volunteerism.

In the second part of the event, a panel was held with participation of NGO’s and UN representatives.

During the panel which is moderated by Hakan Çelik, the relationship between social services and volunteerism was discussed.

Building more favourable environment for volunteers and opportunities for volunteers from different ages were among the topic discussed throughout the panel. 



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