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Networking Event “Volunteerism & Solidarity- Practices, Challenges and Future Development”

The National Resource Center for Civil Society (NRC) in cooperation with the Association Beyond Barriers (BBA) organized on 23 and 24 July 2020 the Networking Event ” Volunteerism and Solidarity – Practices, Challenges and Future Developments”.

The activity follows the work of several months of Beyond Barriers and the National Resource Center to identify and assess the problems and challenges that civil society organizations and informal groups face during the implementation of the legal framework for volunteering.

The wo day online event, brought together 163 youth civil society organization representatives, activists, donors, and public institutions , in four panels to discuss on important issues concerning volunteering: Legal framework, policies and structures for volunteering in EU and Western Balkan countries; Albanian legal framework, policies and structures in place for their implementation; Civil Society Organizations Practices of Volunteering and Solidarity in the country; Supporting and encouraging volunteering and active citizenship.

Part of a series of activities on this issue, this event contributes to the debate on the further development of volunteering in Albania, bringing an overview of the legal and regulatory framework of volunteering in the country, countries of the region and some European Union countries.

The event created networking opportunities for CSOs and other participating institutions, offering them the opportunity to generate contacts, present their work and specifically discuss and encourage dialogue and cooperation of all stakeholders and interest groups in creating an enabling environment. Read more about the event and panel discussions.