Department of Computer Science


All over Europe, there are valuable good practice experiences in creating fruitful collaboration between regional political authorities and the volunteers of civil society in the fight against unemployment  The challenge lies in identifying these good practice experiences and in demonstrating how to transfer them from one particular national, social and cultural context to another.

VERSO (Volunteers for European Employment) is a pan-European development and knowledge-sharing project funded by the European Regional Development Fund, INTERREG IVC. VERSO seeks to improve the quality of life of people across Europe by means of learning and sharing best practice experiences with voluntary work to improve European employment. Four research institutions and eight regional authorites from eight different European countries are involved in the project. The VERSO project was initiated March 2012 and ended December 2014.

[A short introduction to VERSO]

Verso is funded by:

This project is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund and made possible by the INTERREG IVC programme. The Interregional Cooperation Programme INTERREG IVC, financed by the European Union’s Regional Development Fund, helps Regions of Europe work together to share experience and good practice in the areas of innovation, the knowledge economy, the environment and risk prevention. EUR 302 million is available for project funding but, more than that, a wealth of knowledge and potential solutions are also on hand for regional policy makers.


The VERSO project was initiated March 2012 and ended
December 2014.

Final Conference

VERSO activities

  • VERSO - Social Return on Investment Toolkit Workshop. Tuesday, November 18, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM (PST), East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom. Read more

VERSO at Open Days 2014

  • Ending or the beginning of a new cycle? A half-day meeting for explaining the three years project Verso to stakeholders in Catalonia. Meeting on 4th December, Barcelona. Region of Catalonie, Spain. From 9 to 14h. (Read more)
  • Workshop under European Open Days: Volunteering a route to employment  
    Wednesday 08 October 2014, 14:30 - 17:00
    Venue: The Danish Church in Brussels, Rue Washington 27, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium. Read more
  • Celebration of European Cooperation Day 2014 together with Ioannina Lake run
    Ioannina – Region of Epirus – Protecting our environment unites us -  Voluntary Cleanup Intervention by Management Authority of Pamvotis Lake.
    Venue: Ioannina Greece, Lake Area, Plateia Hatzi, 20 & 21 September 2014, 16:00 – 20:00 (Read more)

  • The Celebration of Volunteering. Middelfart, Denmark, 2 December 2014, 14:00-17:00 (Read more)

  • Final Interregional Conference, 23 -26 September 2014, Zalaegerszeg - Hévíz, Zala County, Hungary. Read more


Other acitivities

  • Europe, let's cooperate! Interregional cooperation forum, Bologna, ITALY. 2-3 December 2014. You will be able to follow the web-streaming of the event from 9:45 to 13:00 on 2 December. Read more
  • 1st European Social Mentoring Meeting 8 November 2014. Read more
  • Human Development in Times of Crisis - Renegotiating social justice
    Conference 2-5 September 2014 in Athens Greece. Read more
  • Online seminar about “Volunteering and Employability". How can volunteering act as a tool for employment? How can the volunteering experience become a space to develop employability? This online course answers these questions both from a theoretical and practical approach. The seminar start at 23rd October to 4th December 2014 (30 hours).
    Free of charge. Read more and register


European Capital of Volunteering 2014


Regional Presentations of VERSO


Interview at ZTV Zalaegerszeg about the results and activities of VERSO (26.9.2014)

INTERREGional VERSO workshop in Ioannina, Greece, from 5th till the 7th of September, 2012, from the Epirus TV1 channel (in Greek)

Les veus del Verso (Voices of Verso)

Vídeo in Catalan with English subtitles


Online Political Briefing - Understanding the economic & social context of volunteering and its importance in the current climate (Thursday 22 November)

Watch the political briefing here


Eurofound, the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, is a European Union body. Eurofound's role is to provide information, advice and expertise – on living and working conditions, industrial relations and managing change in Europe – for key actors in the field of EU social policy on the basis of comparative information, research and analysis.

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