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2. Voluntary Activities

2.10 Current debates and reforms

Last update: 28 November 2023
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  1. Forthcoming policy developments
  2. Ongoing debates

Forthcoming policy developments

The National Youth Service wants to  strengthen the networking activities of the unit 'Support for school-to-work transitions‘, with an emphasis on a stronger links to the activities in the field of voluntary services. The website has been launched for this purpose and the contents will be developed and expanded progressively.

Ongoing debates

There is a large debate on the implementation of the European Solidarity Corps at national level. The major issue in this discussion has to do with the role of the National Youth Service and how this structure can support youth organisations in hosting or sending youth volunteers. Furthermore, there is an ongoing debate on strengthening the synergies between the national voluntary services and the European Solidarity Corps. It advocates to further develop the existing synergies, for example in the form of joint presentation and promotion of the programme.