European Volunteering Capital was launched by the European Volunteer Centre (CEV) during the 2013 Year of Citizens, in an effort to help promote and develop volunteering. The title recognises European regions displaying best practice in volunteering and volunteer management.
Past winners include Barcelona, Lisbon, London and Sligo (Ireland). Aarhus in Denmark currently holds the title of European Volunteering Capital, and will be succeeded by Kosice (Slovakia) in 2019.
Stirling has already submitted a written application proving our excellence in and commitment to volunteering. A presentation to the European Volunteer Centre in October will outline the plans for a European Volunteering Capital year 2020.
If Stirling is successful in this bid, Scotland will be home to a European Volunteering Capital for the first time opening up possibilities for increased European and international connections, partnerships and exchange.
You can find out more about the European Volunteering Capital competition on the CEV website.