The Alliance is a member of:
The European Youth Forum is the biggest political Youth platform in Europe today. It has a holistic approach to youth policy and wishes to address all social, economic and cultural issues affecting the lives of young people in Europe. One of the most important roles of the European Youth Forum is to ensure that adequate resources are made available by European institutions to support the diversity of youth work that exists among its members. Different Working Structures have been created in order to implement the European Youth Forum’s Youth Policy in the different areas defined in the Work Plan and to link with the two major European institutions, the European Union and the Council of Europe. Alliance is member of the Forum since 1989.
SEVEN is a Network of Organizations and Institutions interested in promoting Senior volunteers’ exchanges. It was established in 2007 thanks to the financial support of Grundtvig Programme and it includes 29 organisations (NGOs, local governments, universities and research centres) with at least 5 years’ experience in the co-ordination and management of senior volunteer programs. The website contains news, manuals, training kits, researches and blogging updates from volunteering experience.
The Alliance often works in cooperation with regional and worldwide networks dedicated to International Voluntary Service and Youth work. Joint campaigns and events, such as the Global Leaders meeting, the Mid-long term Volunteering Meeting or the International Sustainability campaign in IVS, are organized every year by these networks to promote quality and recognition of IVS:
CCIVS was created in 1948 under the aegis of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). The network gradually extended its sphere of activities to include organisations in Eastern Europe, North America, Africa, Asia and Latin America. It is today one of the main international structures which acts as a coordinating link between voluntary organisations that run short medium and long term voluntary activities at international level.
NVDA was established in 1997 as an international networking NGO to promote international voluntary service in the region of Asia and Pacific. It currently has 22 members, some of them also being Alliance associate members.
SEEYN is a network organization involving 21 member NGOs from 9 countries in an attempt of overcoming differences among societies that have recent tradition of conflicts through gathering young people from entire South East Europe region to work together on global issues. It aims to promote pro-social values, youth employability, peace and understanding through development of volunteering grassroots and exchange programmes, supporting youth initiatives, advocacy and capacity building.
SCI is a volunteer organisation dedicated to promoting a culture of peace by organising international voluntary projects for people of all ages and backgrounds. It was founded by Pierre Cérésole, a Swiss engineer who established a peace and humanitarian movement in the aftermath of World War I and laid down the foundations of SCI in 1920. SCI was one of the first organisations to divest itself of all political or religious affiliations in its work of promoting peace and intercultural understanding through practical action.
The UNV programme is the UN organization that contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide. It advocates for recognition of volunteers and integration of volunteerism into development programming. UNV embraces volunteerism as universal and inclusive, and recognizes volunteerism in its diversity as well as the values that sustain it: free will, commitment, engagement and solidarity. Based in Bonn, Germany, the organisation is active in around 130 countries every year.
Through operating/structural grants and funds to individual trainings and activities, the Alliance network receives the support of and cooperates with the following international public institutions:
EYF is a fund established by the Council of Europe to provide financial support for European youth activities. It is part of the Youth Department (a section of the Directorate of Democratic Citizenship and Participation of the Council of Europe), which elaborates guidelines, programmes and legal instruments for the development of coherent and effective youth policies at local, national and European levels. EYF is an instrument: to make the voice of youth heard at a top decision making level; managed by both youth non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and government representatives, who decide and monitor the CoE Youth programme; to support European non-governmental youth organisations and networks; to promote peace, understanding and respect.
The Erasmus+ programme – Youth sector – is the EU’s mobility and non-formal education programme targeting young people aged between 15 and 30 years. The Programme, active during 2014-2020, is open to youth from all European countries, including non-EU countries in certain cases. It offers possibilities to young people in the form of both group exchanges and individual voluntary work, as well as support and training activities. The programme is managed by the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) of the European Commission.
The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) was established in February 1997 under the framework of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) process. ASEF seeks to promote mutual understanding, deeper engagement and continuing collaboration among the people of Asia and Europe through greater intellectual, cultural, and people- to-people exchanges between the two regions.