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2. Voluntary Activities

2.10 Current debates and reforms

Last update: 28 November 2023

Currently a process of revision of the legal framework is taking place, so as to adjust the legal norms to the practices and challenges that volunteering is now facing.

This assessment is still ongoing and several entities with a fundamental role in the area are taking part of it, namely the Portuguese Confederation of Volunteering, the members of the Voluntary Policies Committee, among others. The  amendments will turn into new Decree-Law, still being into effect Law No. 71/98, 3rd November, that is, Basic Law on Volunteering.