Internet-mediated volunteering in the EU. Its history, prevalence, and approaches and how it relates to employability and social inclusion

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Internet-mediated volunteering in the EU. Its history, prevalence, and approaches and how it relates to employability and social inclusion
Abstract: 

This is a state of the art review to understand the dynamics of Internet-mediated volunteering in general and specific to European Union (EU) countries, the key actors and stakeholders, drivers and barriers, uptake and usage, and potential challenges and risks for users, donors, policy makers and service operators. It reviews the early history of Internet-mediated volunteering, also known as virtual volunteering, online volunteering, microvolunteering, crowdsourcing, and various other names, in Europe, and assesses the current status of such in EU countries. This report also reviews possible linkages between Internet-mediated volunteering and greater employability and social inclusion for online volunteers, particularly young people. Finally, it identifies areas for EU policy development, review and refinement, and makes recommendations for future research.

Authors
Authors: 
CRAVENS Jayne, STEWART James
Publication Year
Publication Year: 
2014
Type

Type:

Appears in Collections
Appears in Collections: 
Institute for Prospective Technological Studies
Science Areas
Science Areas: 
Keywords
JRC Institutes
Publisher
Publisher: 
Publications Office of the European Union
ISBN
ISBN: 
978-92-79-37795-2
ISSN
ISSN: 
1831-9424
DOI
Other Identifiers
Other Identifiers: 
EUR 26603
OPOCE LF-NA-26603-EN-N
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