2.7 Social inclusion through volunteering
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According to the Act on Volunteering, inclusivity is defined as one of the fundamental principles of volunteering in order to ensure equal conditions for volunteering, with a special emphasis on the inclusion of members of socially excluded population groups, with the aim of their inclusion in society and social empowerment.
While social inclusion is defined as essential, there are no government-led initiatives or program for promoting of inclusivity of different populations (youth included). The promotion is mostly done through Agency for Mobility of and EU Programmes, Croatian Volunteer Development Center, or local volunteering organisations.
There are no top-level policy measures to support young volunteers and reduce barriers to participation by covering the expenses that might occur (e.g. transportation, material, meals).
There are no top-level policy measures or initiatives that tackle development and strengthening of social cohesion and inclusion in the communities where volunteering projects take place.
There are no top-level policy measures, initiatives, or programmes supporting young volunteers to engage in projects that contribute to solving of societal challenges.