Serving to strengthen Greece's ties with the USA by raising public awareness of Greece's cultural aspirations and developing a cross cultural dialogue
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
2011: European Year of Volunteering
2011 is the European Year of Volunteering. Many events, exhibitions, live demonstrations and other activities are taking place throughout Europe during the year.
The objectives of the European Year of Volunteering are to raise awareness about volunteer work, to organize and improve volunteer efforts, and to provide support for volunteer workers.
One of the initiatives, the 2011 European Year of Volunteering Tour, will be making its seventh stop in Greece on March 17 to 23, setting up camp at the Technopolis venue in the Gazi district. The event focuses on people who have worked for the European Voluntary Service and are now sharing their experiences with the European public.
Each day of the event is dedicated to a particular theme: vulnerable social groups; volunteerism on a domestic and European level; humanitarian relief, developmental aid and natural disasters; intergenerational dialogue, environmental and animal protection; and, finally, culture, sports and arts.