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Volunteering & solidarity as a social capital of the city

Conference – Symposium - Forum

25-28 November 2020 | Hotel Lev, Ljubljana, Slovenia

An international conference to promote wider and systemic social and economic dimensions and impacts of volunteering and solidarity activities in urban settings.

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The conference will bring together representatives of municipalities and organisations to promote Volunteering and Solidarity Projects as tools to support solidarity in action. This activity was initiated by the City of Ljubljana and Slovenska Filantropija, one of the biggest volunteering organisations in Slovenia, and was then broadened and fine-tuned in cooperation with the Slovenian NA and European Solidarity Corps Resource Centre.

Cities and municipalities try to support solidarity among their inhabitants in order to support social cohesion. This cross-sectoral cooperation is diverse and every community developed their own way of addressing the needs of inhabitants. The conference aims to explore the existing practice of cross-sectoral cooperation in the cities and inspire building upon them.


  • To inspire cities to engage in cross-sectoral cooperation to support solidarity and social cohesion.
  • To provide space to showcase and learn from good practice examples of cross-sectoral projects that support solidarity and enhance social cohesion.
  • To map out elements of approaches of engagement of cities for the support of volunteering and solidarity activities.
  • To present all actions of the European Solidarity Corps programme and possible support.
  • To build partnerships for future projects and other forms of co-operation and networking among participating organisations and cities. 

We would like to see delegations of the cities and towns comprised of 3 members (representative of municipality, representative of a local volunteering organisation and a representative of business involved in corporate social responsibility) to attend the conference.

Each of the participants should apply separately. Of course you are also invited to apply as individual representing one of the organisations mentioned above.

IMPORTANT: We are following the development of the situation related to the spreading of Corona virus (COVID-19). At the moment, we are proceeding with the preparations for the event as planned. If the circumstances continue or worsen in the next weeks/months, the participants will be informed about the potential cancellation or postponement of the event in due time.  


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Training overview


This Conference – Symposium - Forum is

for 60 participants

from Russian Federation, Eastern Partnership countries , Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries , Western Balkan countries

and recommended for

Youth workers, Youth project managers, Youth policy makers, staff of municipalities, staff from CSR oriented businesses and representatives of volunteering organisations and movements

Accessibility info:

This activity and venue place are accessible to people with disabilities.

Working language(s):



MOVIT NA Slovenia (National Agency)

The conference was initiated by the City of Ljubljana, Slovenska Filantropija and the Slovenian NA and it wil be organized in cooperation with the German, Swedish, French, Hungarian, Finnish, Spanish and Luxembourg National Agencies of the European Solidarity Corps programme and Erasmus+ Youth programme and European Solidarity Corps Resource Centre.


  • City of Ljubljana (Others)
  • Slovenska Filantropija (Others)

Contact for questions:

Sašo Kronegger


Phone: +386 1 430 47 47

Before applying please contact the NA of your residence country to check if it is involved in this concrete project and committed to cover travel costs. NB! Learn about possible participation fee and other relevant rules.


Participation fee

This project is financed by the participating National Agencies (NAs) of the European Solidarity Corps.

Accommodation and food

Unless specified otherwise, the hosting NA of this offer will organise the accommodation and covers the costs for accommodation and food.

Travel reimbursement

Please contact your NA or SALTO in order to know whether they would support your travel costs. If yes, after being selected, get in touch with your NA or SALTO again to learn more about the overall procedure to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

This training activity is funded by:

The Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme

Participants are entitled to receive a Youthpass certificate from the organiser, for recognition of their competence development during the activity. Read more about Youthpass:

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