European Voluntary Service for Young People

01-10-1997

This study seeks to describe the implementation, aims and operation of the EVS programme and also outlines the obstacles encountered during implementation, in particular the lack of legal status for volunteers and organisation at Community level in this field. It also contains proposals and measures seeking to overcome these obstacles. Part of the study deals with voluntary service in general, in order to present an overall view of the voluntary sector at Community level. The second part of the document deals with relations between the EVS programme and the compulsory national service applicable in some Member States.

This study seeks to describe the implementation, aims and operation of the EVS programme and also outlines the obstacles encountered during implementation, in particular the lack of legal status for volunteers and organisation at Community level in this field. It also contains proposals and measures seeking to overcome these obstacles. Part of the study deals with voluntary service in general, in order to present an overall view of the voluntary sector at Community level. The second part of the document deals with relations between the EVS programme and the compulsory national service applicable in some Member States.