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EACEA National Policies Platform: Youthwiki


2. Voluntary Activities

The Office of the Commissioner for Volunteerism and Non-Governmental Organizations is the main actor involved in policy-making and the main governmental authority responsible for volunteering in the country. Although there is not a youth volunteering policy in the country, the field is scattered through the National Youth Strategy coordinated by the Youth Board of Cyprus and other official documents, produced by the Office of the Commissioner for Volunteerism and Non-Governmental Organizations.

At the moment, some important reforms are taking place, pushing forward new strategies concerning active citizenship and volunteering, as well as mechanisms for validating the competences gained through volunteering.