The most important expected outcome of this activity is to enhance participation in voluntary groups.
The national papers present the first results of the research on social, political and historical frameworks concerning migration and voluntary work as well as on volunteerism/ volunteer management of each participant country.
“Our hope is to acquire possible insights why immigrants are still less involved than non-migrant people in volunteering and provide clues for answering the question how this state could be changed." Elizaveta Firsova
Find out more about University of Calabria and its contribution to the projects proceeding. Listen to the statement of Alessandra Corrado or read what she says about her University, its role in the project and her expectations.
“The VAI project relates to volunteerism as a feature of civic participation and active citizenship, to the notion and processes of migrants’ integration.” Panos Hatziprokopiou, Coordinator of VAI Project
While we are busy finding answers to our survey, our colleagues from Leibniz University Hannover, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, University of Calabria and Verein Multikulturell are interviewing volunteers and staff from organizations to find out about their experiences with (migrant) volunteering! [Best_Wordpress_Gallery id=”2″ gal_title=”Research impressions”]
Why do people volunteer? What impact does volunteering have on integration? What role do social, political and historical frameworks play in this field? These are the questions VAI wants to investigate in the first part of the project. Università della Calabria, Leibniz Universität Hannover, University of Thessaloniki and Verein Multikulturell created a questionnaire in four …
From now on you can follow the projects progress on different social media channels. Find us on facebook as VAI – Volunteering among Immigrants, follow us on twitter as Volunteering among Immigrants and go through our profile on Instagram as vai.project! Eager to see you there!
The project’s homepage is currently under construction, but soon you’ll find information concerning the aims, planned activities and involved organisations of the EU-Project “VAI – Volunteering Among Immigrants”. We’re looking forward to your next visit!