The European Youth Forum has published this Shadow Report on the Voluntary Activities of young people in order to give voice to youth organisations and volunteers at the moment of the first evaluation of implementation of the priority areas of voluntary activities in the context of the Open Method of Coordination in the youth field.
The aim is also to make the findings public and visible while encouraging EU Member States to do the same and not let the national evaluations gather dust behind locked doors. At the same moment, a larger reflection on volunteering policy in the European Union is also taking place. The European Youth Forum welcomes this reflection and wants to emphasise the need for a cross-sectoral approach and collaboration by different institutions and services to address the needs of volunteers and volunteer organisations.
The Shadow Report on the implementation of the common objectives of voluntary activities in the context of the Open Method of Coordination