Solidarity4Heritage is one of the 15 projects approved for funding by the EACEA under the Europe for Citizens, 2014 – 2020 Strand 2 Measure 2.2 ‘Networks of Towns‘. The project will create a Network of Towns aiming to raise awareness of the importance of the preservation of heritage and provides tools, policies and instruments for facilitating citizens involvement through solidarity and voluntary action. The initiative gathers small towns from 5 European Countries, and will focus on proposing solutions for the main challenges voluntary workers, from one side, and hosting organizations and communities from the other face. The partners will create a common formal regulatory framework for a Solidarity4Heritage town, in line with the European policies in the relevant areas. The project will create a sustainable network of transnational volunteering between the participating cities in order to stimulate further involvement of citizens in policy-making, decision making and social life. The project also foresees the development of the “Solidarity of the Future” white paper to be presented to European, national and local decision makers in order to initiate policy reform for better formal recognition and validation of voluntary service as a valid working/training experience.
The project has been developed by Association Euni Partners and Ass. Redefine – Euni Partners Portugal teams and is part of our consistent effort to support local communities. The project is a Continuation of the Authentic Europe Network, bringing the initiative another step further by proposing solutions for combatting challenges such as lack of work force, depopulation and lack of know- how to rural and underdeveloped areas with important cultural heritage.
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