|Author (Corporate)||European Commission: DG Communication|
|Series Title||Press Release|
|Series Details||IP/12/980 (19.9.12)|
On 19 September 2012 the European Commission set out its plans to develop a global initiative that will create opportunities for some 10,000 people from 2014-2020 to volunteer worldwide in humanitarian operations.
The EU Aid Volunteers initiative will provide a path for Europeans eager to help practically where help is most urgently needed. The number of natural and man-made disasters in the world has significantly increased over the last years and this trend is unfortunately likely to continue. Humanitarian organisations need more well-prepared people to support them helping communities struck by disasters.
|Subject Categories||Politics and International Relations|
|Countries / Regions||Europe|