International Volunteer Day, observed every year on 5 December, is an occasion to celebrate the contribution of individual volunteers and organisations.
Celebrated every year on 5 December, International Volunteer Day is a day dedicated to shining the spotlight on volunteers around the world and the contributions they make to drive positive change.
At the World Humanitarian Summit taking place this week in Istanbul, the EU has committed to strengthen prevention and preparedness, improve the international response and help find solutions to support an overstrained humanitarian system.
At the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit taking place in ten days in Istanbul, Turkey, the EU and its Member States will jointly call for a reshape of the global humanitarian system.
International Volunteer Day, every year on 5 December, celebrates the people who devote their time and commitment to helping others, making a real difference locally, nationally and globally.
Every year, the European Commission invites its over 200 humanitarian partners to discuss developments, challenges and opportunities in the humanitarian sector.
The European Commission has published the first-ever call for proposals for deployment of humanitarian volunteers under its EU Aid Volunteers initiative.
Today marks the launch of the EU Aid Volunteers initiative's activities following its three-year preparatory phase.
In today's vote, the European Parliament gave its overwhelming support for the "EU Aid Volunteers" programme - an initiative that will allow European citizens to take part in humanitarian work worldwide.
Humanitarian aid saves lives, but with ever-growing and newly complex challenges, it needs to evolve.