The Urbact Secretariat has approved a proposal of Good Practice for “The Volunteerism in Athienou”. 270 proposals were submitted and 97 won to get the medal of Good Practice in Tallin, Estonia, in an Urbact Festival from 3 to 5 October 2017.
The Athienou Municipal Council of Volunteering (MCV) provides for the basic needs of people facing poverty and social isolation. Volunteering is the tool used to connect people and services, with up to 200 volunteers at any one time. Evolving since 1970, there are currently four programmes: caring for the elderly, community help and entertainment, nursery care, and social welfare support. These activities interconnect different generations and provide direct and concrete help to those most in need.
The Good Practise can be seen at http://urbact.eu/volunteering-council .
The Municipality of Athienou was eligible and submitted, when the call “Creating Networks for the Transfer of Good Practices” was opened, a proposal as a Lead Partner for a Transfer Network that would transfer our Good Practice to other European cities. The proposal was approved on 4/4/2018 (details elsewhere).