[:en] Please send inputs to Louise King Louise.king@volunteeringmatters.org.uk by 15 September 2017


Volonteurope’s forthcoming report, Pathways to rights: empowering young Europeans will focus on the role of civil society organisations, grassroots organisations and volunteering to support young people in accessing their rights and strengthening social cohesion.


Firstly, it will explore what is the human rights framework and it will explore the current status of access to these rights. It will then present good practice and experiences of civil society projects enabling young people to participate and become active citizens as a pathway to accessing rights.


Volonteurope is calling for case study input covering the following:


  1. Case studies of projects aimed at empowering young people for accessing a specific right
  2. First-hand account from young people of their  experience taking part in  the project
  3. Resources on access to rights through volunteering and social access in Europe


We are looking both for examples of approaches which have and have not worked.


Case studies should be no longer than 1000 words, and should answer the following questions:


  • Project purpose
    • What issue did your project seek to address?
    • What is the context?
  • Project details
    • Where was it based?
    • When did it happen?
    • Who was involved? (age range, background, staff or volunteers, numbers, etc.)
  • Project approach
    • How did your project seek to address the issue through youth involvement?
    • What role did young people play?
  • Project outcome
    • How did this approach increase participants’ access to a specific right (or not)?
    • What measurable impact did the project have (quantitative and/or qualitative)?



Please send inputs to Louise King (louise.king@volunteeringmatters.org.uk) by 15 September 2017 at the latest. While English is preferred, submissions can be in Spanish, French or Italian.[:]