The Alliance is member of SEVEN, a Network of Organizations and Insitutions interested in promoting Senior volunteers' exchanges. It was established in 2007 thanks to the financial support of Grundtvig Programme. 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 new website www.seven-network.eu contains news, manuals, training kits, reasearches and blogging updates from volunteering experience.
The Alliance works together with networks all other the world. If you want to get in contact with our partner networks you will find them there:
|CCIVS||www.ccivs.org ||In 1948, under the aegis of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), the Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Services (CCIVS) was created. CCIVS 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 which run workcamps and medium and long term activities.|
|NVDA||www.nvda-asiapacific.org||NVDA (Network for Voluntary Development in Asia) was established in 1997 |
as an international networking NGO (non-governmental organization) to promote international voluntary service in Asia/ Pacific.
|SCI International||www.sciint.org||The SCI was founded by Pierre Ceresole in 1920 in response to the devastation caused by World War I in Europe. Volunteers were organised to rebuild local communities, and a lobby movement was launched for the implementation of civil service as an option to military conscription. Today, the organisation has broadened its field and supports civil societies and peace work in general. The main objectives are to promote social justice, sustainable development, international understanding and solidarity, through voluntary service and to introduce volunteers to issues facing communities and societies in the struggle for peace and social justice. Member of CCIVS, AVSO and YFJ.|
|ICYE||www.icye.org||ICYE originated in 1949 as the International Christian Youth Exchange, a post-World War II reconciliation exchange programme between Germany and the United States of America. Ever since more and more countries have joined the programme. Today the ICYE Federation is an international independent non-profit organisation with 35 Member Committees in Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, and Latin America. Its headquarters are in Berlin, Germany. ICYE has consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council, maintains operational relations with UNESCO, co-operates with the European Commission, collaborates with the World Council of Churches, and is a member of CCIVS.|
|AVSO||www.avso.org||AVSO is an international non-governmental organisation, which forms a European platform for national and international non-profit organisations active in the field of longer term voluntary service. AVSO exists to promote and facilitate longer term voluntary service opportunities. To achieve this goal, we are actively engaged in lobbying for a legal status of volunteers and enhanced mobility within Europe. We also aim to broaden participation in voluntary service among new organisations in non-profit sector and among individuals who may traditionally not have access to volunteer opportunities (disabled, socially/ economically disadvantaged and ethnic minorities).|
|SEEYN||www.seeyn.org||The South Eastern European Youth Network is an attempt of overcoming differences among societies that have recent tradition of conflicts through bringing young people from entire South Eastern Europe region to work together. |
This is one of seven networks established within FRESTA program conducted by Danish Foreign Ministry. Since youth is one of the pillars of FRESTA, SEEYN plays an important role in contributing to its overall goals such as peace, stability and democratic development in the region.
The idea that young people will be future society leaders is the basis of the network.
European Youth Forum
The European Youth Forum is the biggest political Youth platform in Europe today. The European Youth Forum 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.
DG Education & Culture, Youth Unit of the European Commission
The Youth in Action programme is the EU's mobility and non-formal education programme targeting young people aged between 15 and 30 years.
European Youth Foundation
The Directorate of Youth and Sport of the Council of Europe elaborates guidelines, programmes and legal instruments for the development of coherent and effective youth policies at local, national and European levels. It provides funding and educational support for international youth activities aiming at the promotion of youth citizenship, youth mobility and the value of human rights, democracy and cultural pluralism. It seeks to bring together and disseminate expertise and knowledge about the life situations, aspirations and ways of expression of young Europeans. The European Youth Foundation (EYF) is a fund established by the Council of Europe to provide financial support for European youth activities. It has an annual budget of approximately € 2.5 million (activities, administrative grants). Activities can be held in co-operation with the European Youth Centres in Strasbourg and Budapest.
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.
|EYV Alliance ||http://www.eyv2011.eu||The Alliance of European Volunteering Networks (EYV 2011 Alliance) is an open, informal and growing group of European networks active in volunteering that was established in 2007. Currently EYV 2011 consists of 38 European networks gathering around 2000 direct member and partner organisations all over Europe and beyond, reaching out to hundreds of thousands of volunteers. The EYV 2011 Alliance members have committed to working together for celebrating and recognising the efforts and contribution of volunteers and volunteering organisations as well as for empowering, promoting and facilitating new people to volunteer.|
|IYV+10|| http://www.worldvolunteerweb.org/ ||In 1997, the UN General Assembly, convinced that the need for volunteer effort was greater than ever and that a year designed to enhance the recognition, facilitation, networking and promotion of volunteer service could make a significant contribution to generating increased awareness of the achievements and further potential of volunteerism, proclaimed 2001 as the International Year of Volunteers - or 'IYV'.|