International Conference Volunteering: ‘Improving Society, Develop Human Values’
’On May 21-23, 2019, in Moscow, National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE) will hold the International Conference “Volunteering: Improving Society, Develop Human Values”.
The Conference features a diverse agenda of actual issues in the field of volunteering research, exchange of volunteer experience, implementation of effective volunteer initiatives in Russia and foreign countries,including discussion of results of the Year of Volunteer in Russia, talks about contribution of volunteer service into development of a society, evaluation of impact and effectiveness of volunteering efforts.
The Conference will bring together leading Russian and foreign academics, representatives of government and non-profit sector, leading experts in the field of civic engagement and volunteering from Russia, CIS states and Europe. The Conference program will consist of plenaries, round tables and discussions, presentations of best volunteer practices, introduction with NGOs and social initiatives in Moscow.
Participants are invited to submit abstracts of their papers for presentation at the Conference’s sessions. Online registration and Call for Proposal are opened from January 15, 2019 until March 15. The conference program is to be finalized by April 2, 2019.
Information about the participation fees, payments deadlines and procedures is available at the respective section of the Conference’s website.
The conference for researchers and practitioners of volunteering, which is traditionally held in the last decade of May in Moscow, is the annual event of the HSE University.The conference become a recognized academic platform for reviewing the state of volunteering research, sharing experience in implementing effective volunteer initiatives in Russia and post-Soviet states.
The conference is organized by the Center for Studies of Civil Society and the Non-Profit Sector of the HSE University with the support of partner organizations and foundations. In 2017-2018, the United Nations Volunteers Programme (UNV) was the main strategic partner. The International Association for Volunteering (IAVE) and the Association of European University Volunteering (EUV) will be partners of the 2019 conference.