Volunteers for European Employment (VERSO)

Find out about the Volunteers for European Employment (VERSO) project aimed at combating rising unemployment across the European Union. VERSO aims to find new and innovative approaches to help get people into employment through voluntary work.

What is VERSO?

VERSO (Volunteers for European Employment) is a Pan-European knowledge-sharing initiative set up to combat the rising figures of unemployment across the European Union and change negative attitudes sometimes associated with volunteering.  

By bringing together different partners from several EU countries, VERSO aims to find new and innovative approaches to help get people into employment through voluntary work.

Which countries are involved in VERSO??

The VERSO (Volunteers for European Employment)project has public authority representatives from Denmark, Greece, Germany, the United Kingdom, Spain, Hungary, The Netherlands and Bulgaria.  

Knowledge Partners include University of Catalonia, Budapest Business School and Inonnia University. The wide range of partners involved ensures that a diverse range of solutions for rising unemployment are found.

Who is the lead partner in the VERSO project??

Aarhus University in Denmark is the lead partner in the VERSO project.

Who is the UK contact for VERSO?

East Riding of Yorkshire Council is the UK representative in this project. For further information please contact the Communication Manager:

Email: verso@eastriding.gov.uk

When will I be able to benefit from the VERSO project?

The VERSO (Volunteers for European Employment) project is currently collaborating with its European partners to research and map out ways to combat unemployment through volunteering. Through several meetings, knowledge about unemployment and initiatives in each region is being shared which will bring us to an effective solution to fit each country by 2014.

Where can I find out more about VERSO?

To find out more about VERSO (Volunteers for European Employment) and keep up to date with the news within the project, you can log onto the website.

VERSO (external website)

In addition you can subscribe to the VERSO electronic newsletter by sending an email:

Email: verso@dpu.dk

You can download the latest newsletter below:

VERSO Newsletter (pdf 3mb opens in new window)

How is VERSO funded?

VERSO (Volunteers for European Employment) is funded by the ERDF (European Regional Development Fund), INTERREG IVC. VERSO allocated by the European Union.

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