Hungary (Budapest), Volunteering Hungary – Centre of Social Innovation: ÖKA, Önkéntes Központ Alapítvány
The mission of Volunteering Hungary – Centre of Social Innovation – Önkéntes Központ Alapítvány (ÖKA) – is to promote and spread the idea of voluntarism by serving as an information and resource centre in Hungary. It seeks to connect individuals with NGOs and thus strengthen solidarity in the Hungarian society.
Slovakia (Stupava), Platform of Volunteer Centres and Organizations: PDCO: Platforma dobrovolnickych centier a organizacii
The main goal of the Platform is to support the creation of environment favourable for the development of volunteering in all areas and its forms. The Platform unites volunteer centres and organizations working with volunteers in Slovakia. To read about SoVol project in Slovak click here!
Croatia (Rijeka), Association for Civil Society Development SMART: SMART: Udruga za razvoj civilnog drustva SMART
SMART is a non-profit organisation that provides professional training and resource development for the non-profit sector in Croatia, increasing the visibility and impact of civic organisations and their constituencies in civil society development. SMART pays special attention to volunteering and developing the infrastructure of volunteerism in Croatia.
Poland (Warsawa), Volunteer Centre, Warsaw: SCW: Stowarzyszenie Centrum Wolontariatu
The main goal of Stowarzyszenie Centrum Wolontariatu is to support volunteering in Poland by creating environment favourable for the development of volunteering and supporting local volunteer centres and organizations working with volunteers.
Romania (Cluj- Napoca), Pro Vobis – National Resource Center for Volunteerism: ProVobis: Asociatia Pro Vobis – Centrul National de Resurse pentru Voluntariat
Our mission is to develop volunteerism through training, consultancy, research and facilitation of networking of all interested stakeholders, and to promote volunteerism in Romania as a viable and irreplaceable resource in solving the problems our society is now facing. Our vision is that of a Romanian society where each person brings a voluntary contribution to the development of the community where he or she lives, either by offering their time, knowledge, energy, skills, talent or experience, or by offering fincnail support to voluntary initiatives within the community. We envision a society where getting involved in a voluntary activity for the benefit of the community is an accepted and valued facet of everyone’s daily life, in harmony with his or her engagements towards family, education, work and recreation.
Netherlands (Utrecht), Movisie – the Netherlands centre for social development: Movisie – Kennis En Advies Voor Maatschappelijke Ontwikkeling
Movisie is the national knowledge institute in the social domain. We aim to contribute to a resilient society in which citizens can function as independently as possible. Our experts develop, collect and distribute readily applicable knowledge and solutions for social issues. We support and counsel civil society organisations, governments, social entrepreneurs and civic initiatives. Local or national, focused on the issue at hand and at the organization. In this way we enable organisations and their professionals to optimalise their contribution to society.