Among the participating organizations were the World Alliance for Citizen Participation (CIVICUS) (www.civicus.org), European Volunteer Center (CEV) (www.cev.be), International Association for Volunteer Effort (IAVE) (www.iave.org), Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service (CCIVS) (www.unesco.org/ccivs/), ATD Quart Monde (www.atd-fourthworld.org), ICVolunteers...
The purpose of this workshop was to consult with a representative group of stakeholders in volunteerism drawn from civil society, the private sector and the research community, on how the International Year of Volunteers + 10 (IYV+10) could be marked, ten years after a successful IYV in 2001. Also discussed among a selected group of organizations with global networks, were options for moving ahead with documentation for the UN General Assembly on the post IYV status.
Some of the important points that arose in the brainstorming sessions included:
The workshop provided insights into similarities faced by various volunteer. As a growing volunteer organization, it will be important for ICVolunteers to positively mark IYV+10.