Enterprise 2020 support to European Year Campaigns
Each year the EU chooses a theme for a campaign aimed at raising public awareness of and drawing national governments' attention to a specific issue. The themes are many and varied (see full list below). They are chosen several years in advance so as to ensure that the necessary preparations can be made for the different European and national campaigns. To learn more about CSR Europe’s engagement, please click here.
2012 - European Year of Active Ageing
This theme and focus aims to help create better job opportunities and working conditions for the growing numbers of older people in Europe; supporting them to take an active role in society and encourage healthy ageing. It comes as Europe’s policy makers grapple with a steadily ageing population and its impacts on public services and finances. For more information about the Year, please refer to the European Commission’s website. Further information about CSR Europe’s engagement in the year can be found here.
2011 - European Year of Volunteering
For the European Commission and Member States, volunteering is an active expression of civic participation which strengthens common European values such as solidarity and social cohesion. Volunteering also provides important learning opportunities, as involvement in voluntary activities provide people with new skills and competencies that can improve their employability. As essential aspect of economic growth, volunteering plays an important role in sectors as varied and diverse as education, youth, culture, sport, environment, health, social care, consumer protection, humanitarian aid, development policy, research, equal opportunities and external relations. More information is available at the European Commission and the EY2011 Alliance website. To learn more about CSR Europe’s engagement, please click here.
2010 - European Year for Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion
Inspired by its founding principle of solidarity, the European Union joined forces with its Member States to make 2010 the European Year For Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion. The key objectives were to raise public awareness and renew the political commitment of the EU and its Member States to combat poverty and social exclusion. For more information, please refer to the European Commission’s website. To learn more about CSR Europe’s engagement, please click here.
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