Germany: Surveys on the outcome of COVID-19 pandemic on civil society

The ZiviZ Survey is a representative survey of organized civil society in Germany covering associations, foundations, non-profit limited liability companies as well as cooperatives. The goal is to strengthen public and political awareness of the important contributions of these organizations. Meanwhile, the survey was implemented several times e.g. on the…

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Volunteer engagement during the pandemic crisis in Spain

The global crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic has forced social entities to adapt and modify their organisation in order to respond to the new needs of the population with whom they work. Thus, new initiatives are emerging to address the challenges posed by this crisis.  The ALFA association (Almanjáyar…

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How Corona has changed volunteering in Austria

Using volunteers has become more complicated in the pandemic. However, there is no lack of willingness to help. Around 3.5 million people in Austria are involved in voluntary work, taking on an honorary position in the social, educational, or political field. Not all of them do this through a non-profit…

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Good Practice Slovakia: How to work with volunteers during the COVID-19 pandemic?

The Platform of Volunteer Centres and Organisations in Slovakia has prepared a comprehensive manual for municipalities and civil society organisations to organise volunteers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The manual includes essential documents for managing work with volunteers available for download and other valuable documents, such as the Codex of the…

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Good practice Germany: Westerwälder Coronahilfe

The Corona pandemic presents all with great challenges confronting many people with situations that none has experienced before. People suddenly have to organise things differently and cover running costs. In addition, there is the fear of becoming infected with the virus and suffering health problems. The Westerwälder Coronahilfe e.V. has…

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