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EACEA National Policies Platform


2. Voluntary Activities

Last update: 6 October 2020

Youth volunteering is organised within a wide-ranging structure affecting volunteering in general. A Federal Law sets out a legal common framework for everyone involved in volunteering throughout Belgium. Communities may set their own rules for volunteering by establishing decrees as long as it works within the framework of the Federal Law. Many youth structures within the youth sector work with young volunteers. The chapter illustrates the role and the organisation of these youth structures (youth centres, youth Council, etc.)

A specific policy aspects affects cross-border mobility. The International Youth Office points out a major issue regarding the access to the territory for foreign volunteers as part of the European Voluntary Service.