COMUNICAT DE PRESĂ – Săptămâna Naţională a Sănătăţii (SNS) 2014, ediţia a IV-a

Asociaţia obştească „Tinerii pentru dreptul la viaţă” (TDV) care activează în calitate de Secretariat al Coaliţiei pentru promovarea legii şi activităţilor de voluntariat organizează în perioada 3 – 10 august 2014 Săptămâna Națională a Sănătăţii (SNS) 2014, ediția a IV-a.

Scopul evenimentului este de a promova valorile unui mod sănătos de viaţă, participării civice şi ale voluntariatului în special în rândul tinerilor, adolescenţilor şi copiilor din Republica Moldova.

În ultimii ani, acest eveniment, organizat în parteneriat cu Direcţia Generală Educaţie, Tineret şi Sport a Consiliului municipal Chişinău, s-a centrat în special pe instruirea copiilor, adolescenţilor şi tinerilor în taberele şcolare de la Vadul lui Vodă. În acest an, graţie unei noi abordări, s-a asigurat implicarea directă şi a altor organizaţii de tineret din Republică axate pe promovarea sănătăţii.

În acest scop, în perioada 30 iunie – 4 iulie 2014, 16 Coordonatori de Voluntari din diferite ONG-uri şi autorităţi publice centrale din R. Moldova, au fost instruite în Lodz, Polonia, în cadrul trainingului „Voluntariatul – cheia schimbării sociale în Republica Moldova”organizat de Fundaţia pentru Educaţia şi Dezvoltarea Societăţii Civile (FERSO) din Polonia prin Programul polono-american al Fundaţiei Libere „Regiunea în transformare” (RITA).

Activităţile din cadrul SNS 2014 se vor desfăşura zilnic, pe parcursul unei săptămâni, conform Calendarului de activităţi SNS 2014 ataşat aici, programul fiecărei zile va fi anunţat cu o zi înainte.

Pentru mai multe detalii, vă rugăm să contactaţi Asociaţia obştească ”Tinerii pentru dreptul la viaţă” (TDV), la numerele de telefon 022 567 551; 079 450 027; 079 191 587, adresa de e-mail tdv_secretariat@yahoo.comsau vizitaţi https://tdvmoldova.wordpress.com/, www.facebook.com/tdv.coalitiavoluntariat, www.facebook.com/asociatia.tdv.

Evenimentul se desfăşoară în cadrul proiectului „Promovarea voluntariatului prin extinderea activităţilor de voluntariat în rândul tinerilor” finanţat de Ministerul Tineretului şi Sportului.

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Comunicat de presă:Voluntarii Asociaţiei „Tineri pentru dreptul la viaţă” organizează o acţiune de caritate pentru copiii din s. Mireşti, r. Hânceşti

La data de 2 martie 2013, voluntarii Asociaţiei „Tineri pentru dreptul la viaţă” (TDV) vor merge în s. Mireşti, r. Hânceşti, unde vor organiza ateliere de creaţie pentru copii din clasele primare şi părinţii lor şi vor oferi cadouri donate de prietenii TDV. Aceasta este una din activităţile de caritate organizate sub genericul „Adoptă un sat” planificate de TDV pentru 2013.

De mai mulţi ani TDV a realizat necesitatea de a promova spiritul de voluntariat şi implicare socială nu doar în capitală dar şi în comunităţile din teritoriu. Din 2010, pentru a asigura durabilitate acestor idei, TDV a început să  susţină mai multe familii din s. Mireşti, ca ulteriror, cu sprijinul asistentului social şi a primării din sat, să desfăşoare activităţi regulate de caritate, voluntariat şi instruire.

Scopul programului de voluntariat al TDV este de a consolida familiile social vulnerabile şi de a ajuta părinţii aflaţi în situaţie financiară şi materială precară să-şi crească copiii acasă.

Anul acesta TDV a hotărât să sărbătorească sosirea primăverii alături de copii şi părinţii din Mireşti. Astfel, voluntarii TDV vor organiza o serie de ateliere în cadrul cărora copii din clasele I şi a II, alături de părinţi, vor învăţa prin joc despre sănătate, vor confecţiona mărţişoare, cărţi poştale şi flori de origami. În acelaşi timp copiii vor avea posibilitate să comunice prieteneşte şi să creeze un spirit de echipă împreună cu părinţii săi.

La fel, Asociaţia „Tineri pentru dreptul la viaţă” va distribui copiilor şi familiilor implicate în activitate pachete cu produse alimentare, haine şi jucării care au fost donate de prietenii TDV.

Acţiunea de caritate de la Mireşti din 2 martie este doar prima din seria unor acţiuni care vor fi desfăşurate de TDV şi Coaliţia Voluntariat pe parcursul anului. Următoarele activităţi vor avea loc în cadrul Săptămânii Naţionale a Voluntariatului ediţia a VII-a, 2013.

Persoana de contact

Cristina Dolgher, Manager de proiecte TDV

Veronica Harea, Coordonator TDV

Asociaţia ”Tinerii pentru dreptul la viaţă” (TDV)
Secretariatul Coaliţiei pentru promovarea legii şi activităţilor de voluntariat
Tel: + 373 22 567 551; + 373 79 45 00 27
E-mail: tdv_secretariat@yahoo.com
Pagina web: www.cnv.md / tdvmoldova.wordpress.com

   

The final report on the Athens’ conference is now available online

The Athens EU-level Thematic Conference on volunteering was the third of four such conferences organised by the European Commission in the context of the European Year of Volunteering 2011. Its purpose was to look at the world of volunteering through the eyes of the volunteering organisations, to identify and discuss the problems they face. It was, therefore, the sister conference of the 2nd EU-level thematic conference that was held in Brussels in May, which looked at the world of volunteering through the eyes of the individual volunteers.

The conference was designed to be highly interactive, giving the participants a maximum of opportunity to express themselves in a participative approach marked by ‘open space’, ‘world café’ and ‘pro-active world café’ formats.

213 persons were registered for the event, with around half coming from EU-level networks of organisations involving volunteers (mainly members of the EYV 2011 Alliance), and the remainder comprising representatives from Member State governments, businesses and Greek NGOs.

You can see the report of the conference here.

Sursa: www.europa.eu

EYV2011 Tour book is out!

The book containing highlights, stories and photos of the EYV2011 tour has been published! Read all about the events, activities, volunteers, organizations, celebrities and high-profile visitors that attended the Tour stops in all 27 EU Member states. Check out photos of the action from Athens to Warsaw, Brussels to Vilnius. Oh, and let’s not forget the relay reporters, flick through the pages and trace their steps as they help spread the Volunteering message across Europe!

The European Commission designated 2011 as the European Year of Volunteering. Both a celebration and a challenge, the Year set out to recognise and thank the millions of people in Europe who make a difference by working in their communities during their free time with-out being paid. Hundreds of innovative, informative and enlightening activities, discussions and workshops enabled visitors to get up close and personal with volunteers and the organisations behind them.

It also aimed to raise awareness about volunteering and encourage new volunteers to sign up, by showing them the multiple avenues and advantages to becoming a volunteer — both for society as a whole and for each and every individual who volunteers.

The EYV Tour represented one of the main arteries of the Year. Visiting all 27 EU Member States, over the 12-month period it brought Europe closer to volunteers and volunteers closer to society.

Each 3-14 day tour stop provided volunteers with the chance to exhibit their work, meet one another, engage with policy-makers and the general public, convey their energy and enthusiasm and discuss key issues of their work.

Extraordinary stories from ordinary people inspired members of the public to consider how they too could volunteer and improve their communities at local, national and European levels. Important policy makers and stakeholders joined debates on how to support and improve life for volunteers around the world and to encourage new volunteers to sign up.

Thanks to the EYV Relay and the presence of media, many of these events were publicised and reached a wide audience. The EYV Tour could not have existed without the help of countless volunteers across Europe. This book is dedicated to each and every one of them, and to every volunteer that gives their time, devotion and energy to making a difference to society as a whole.

Sursa: www.volunteering.eu

A remarkable closure of the EYV Tour in Malta

The Maltese EYV Tent closed its doors on 5th December after a very successful week full of activities. Every day was dedicated to a different field: Tuesday 28th November, 2011-Animal Welfare, Wednesday 30th November, 2011 – Art, Culture and Sport, Thursday 1st December, 2011 – Environment, Friday 2nd December, 2011 – Health, Saturday 3rd December, 2011 – Youth & Education and Sunday 4th December, 2011 – Social and Humanitarian.

About 1000 students attended morning activities prepared specially for them. All of them participated in cartoon sessions aiming at raising awareness among children on volunteering. The cartoon called „Tommy & Rosy” has been produced by MEUSAC – Malta-EU Steering and Action Committee. The sessions were followed by a discussion and sharing of impressions of the children.

The event attracted several VIPs. On 30th November, day dedicated to Art, Culture & Sports, Mario Debono, a National Olympic athlete gave a talk on sport volunteering & the benefits of sport. On the same day, the Hon. Dolores Cristina, the Minister of Education, Employment and the Family, exchanged impressions with the organizations present in the marketplace and visited a small exhibition of arts and local products by various artisans.

On 1st December, day of volunteering in environment, the tent received a surprise visit from the Minister for Resources and Rural Affairs George Pullicino who visited the stands of the marketplace and learnt about the different organizations that were present, such as GS 1 Malta, SOS Malta, Nature Trust or Malta Girl Guides. Among the activities that attracted a great attention that day was the explanation of the life cycle of bees, of how they produce honey and how they should be protected; this included many lively species of bees!

Every day there was a cultural or musical animation. The Maltese Scouts Association held a meeting at the event and performed in front of the tent. Every evening short film sessions were offered to the participants and several evening discussions were broadcasted on the Education TV Channel.

The Maltese Tour closed on Monday 5th December by a gala event in the Tent. On this special occasion the National coordinators prepared a presentation that resumed all the activities that were held in Malta in the framework of the year. A section was also dedicated to the Relay reporters and the video was shown on their activities. The MCVS launched its volunteer matching web site which will serve as the tool to link organisations with volunteers and the business sector.

The highlight of the closing ceremony was the presentation of the National Volunteer Award launched earlier this year by MCVS. The Malta Council for the Volunteer Sector (MCVS) established National Volunteer Award, which will be awarded every year on the 5th of December, International Volunteer Day, in order to recognise the important work carried out by those who volunteer with voluntary organisations which are non-profit, charities and NGOs, to contribute towards the rewarding and recognising achievements gained in volunteering activities and the raising of awareness of the value and importance of volunteering, to honour those men and women who, for no material gain, dedicate themselves to help others or work for a cause and to raise public awareness of the crucial role volunteers play in our society and therefore should be encouraged and supported. The National Volunteer Award was given as follows:

1st Place: Mr Joseph Mifsud (Mission Fund)

Joint 2nd Place: Ms Helen Muscat (Action for Breast Cancer), and Ms Miriam Bonnici (National Parents Society for Persons with Disability & Malta Society of the Blind)

3rd Place: Mr John L. Peel (National Parents Society for Persons

with Disability)

The Awards were presented by Mr. Robert Farrugia, Chairperson MCVS, Mr. Martin Bugelli, Head EU Representation in Malta and Prof. Kenneth Wain, Commissioner for Voluntary Organisations.

The Maltese EYV Tour stop was a remarkable closure of the European Year of Volunteering, which managed to attract about 2000 visitors and brought together more than 50 volunteering organizations, an amazing outcome for the smallest country of the European Union.

Sursa: europa.eu/volunteering

Volunteering and the Financial Impact in the Maltese EYV Tour

As part of the last lap of the European Tour 2011 being held in Malta, on the eve of the 30th November 2011 a discussion was held in the tent with the theme ‘Volunteering and the Financial Impact’.

The discussion, which was moderated by PBS presenter Ms Ruth Castillo, had a panel of five guest speakers coming from various areas of the Voluntary Sector. The panel was composed of Mr. Nathan Farrugia, CEO Inspire and Member of the Malta Council of the Voluntary Sector (MCVS), Mr. Lawrence Farrugia, President of the Band Clubs Association, Mr Matthew Borg, Researcher, Ms Simone Cutajar, member of Greenhouse, university students organisation and Mr Mauro Pace Parascandalo, Executive Secretary of the MCVS.

The discussion focused on the impact of voluntary organisations on the economy and its contribution to the same society it operates in. It was mentioned that apart from the intrinsic value of volunteering, volunteering is a valid contributor to the economy. It is a fact that voluntary organisations deliver several services which are essential to society. These services, ranging from health to environment, from culture to sport, from education to animal welfare, are of a professional standard. Not only do these organisations have the expertise and the experience to deliver such services, but voluntary organisations tend to be more cost effective since they balance their services between paid and volunteer staff.

Both the local and European authorities should recognise this financial contribution more by putting into place a structure which supports these organisations. It is not enough that funds are made available to these organisations, but that these funds are accessible. By accessible one means that some funds may only be acquired through a lot of bureaucracy which costs the organisations a fortune to even start off. There should be funds of smaller quantity which could be availed of by small organisations and that would not need a high level of management. It was also mentioned that local voluntary organisations are paying high fees when acquiring services since most service providers only have a domestic or a commercial rate, both of which do not apply for such organisations.

Sursa: www.europa.eu/volunteering

Results from research on volunteering in Slovakia, presented during the EYV Tour in Bratislava

Mrs. Alžběta Brozmanová Gregorová from the Department of Social Work in the Pedagogic Faculty of the Matej Bél University in Banská Bystrica and Mrs Tatiana Matulayová from the Social Work department of the Faculty of Arts of Prešov University were in charge of the latest research on volunteering in Slovakia and had the opportunity to share the results of their work with the EYV Tour participants. 

The research was part of the national campaign of the European Year of Volunteering and focused on the quantitative and the qualitative aspects of volunteering in Slovakia.

973 Slovak citizens over 15 years old were interviewed and filled in a questionnaire. This methodology produced some interesting statistics: in the last 12 months 27.5% of the population took part in volunteering activities through a volunteering organisation. This classifies the Slovak Republic with an average level of involvement in volunteering in Europe. 47.1% of the population are involved in non formal volunteering which means that they help others but who are not part of an organisation.

In Slovakia involvement in non formal volunteering rather than formal volunteering is characteristic as it is the case in most of European countries, however both types are connected. A high number of volunteers involved in formal volunteering are also active in non formal volunteering and vice versa.

Slovak volunteers are men and women from all backgrounds who equally get involved in volunteering throughout Slovakia. The least involved age group are 15 – 19 year olds. The survey also showed that the higher level of education received the higher the involvement in volunteering, with this in mind University students and working citizens are the most involved. The salary is an important factor, but it doesn’t mean that the level of involvement in volunteering increases proportionally to the height of salary. The most involved citizens are those whose salary is between 600 and 900€ per month.

Slovak religious groups also play an important part in volunteering and become more active in non formal volunteering while the formal volunteering attracts believers and non-believers equally.

Slovak Volunteers participate in many diverse activities in many different places. The majority of formal volunteers – 56.3% – are active in non-profit and nongovernmental organisations where 25% cooperate with an organisation managed by a regional or local administration. The most frequent area of volunteering is social services followed by environment, art and culture, sports, church related activities, children and youth organisations related activities and charity.

The most frequent non-formal volunteering activities are carried out in the household, property maintenance, pets, taking care of children, etc.

The main reasons that motivate Slovaks to volunteer are based on values: the importance of helping others, social interaction, wishing to meet new people via volunteering and establish new friendships. The main barrier surrounding volunteering is threefold: the lack of information available on volunteering, those in need do not ask for help, and a lack of time.

There were also interesting statistics on the benefits of volunteering? 92.9 % of the participants from the survey answered that the main reason is that they like what they do. Other important benefits are the satisfaction of carrying out work, broadening of experiences, personal growth, acquiring new skills, etc.

Nevertheless experiences gained during volunteering activities are still not understood as transferrable into professional life and development.

Those and other statistics were discussed during a very interesting presentation.

Sursa: europa.eu/volunteering

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