IYV+10 is based on the principal of multi-stakeholder approach. A wide range of representatives from international and regional volunteer organizations, civil society organizations, governments, UN agencies and other entities attended the October Consultative stakeholders meeting to discuss preparations for the tenth anniversary of the International Year of Volunteers in 2011 and others are ready to join the effort. You may want to identify national partners in order to explore opportunities for joint initiatives and actions.
The foundation aims to identify social problems and challenges at an early stage and develop exemplary solutions to address them. In keeping with the fundamental beliefs of its founder, Reinhard Mohn, the Bertelsmann Stiftung sees itself as a driver of social change. It is committed to the values of freedom, competition, solidarity and goodwill. The Bertelsmann Stiftung is a private operating foundation. It invests its budget solely in projects that it conceives, initiates and implements itself.
The European Commission
The European Commission is the executive body of the European Union. The body is responsible for proposing legislation, implementing decisions, upholding the Union's treaties and the general day-to-day running of the Union.
German Development Service (DED)
The German Development Service is one of the leading European development services for personnel cooperation. Since its formation in 1963, DED has assigned over 16 000 experienced and commited technical advisers to improve the living conditions of people in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Together with its local partners DED works towards reducing poverty, achieving self-determined sustainable development and securing natural resources. With some 2 000 technical advisers currently working in 47 countries, DED is working on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and cooperating in a range of different ways with other national and international development cooperation organisations.
German Federal Ministry for Family, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth
**Only in German** Das Familienministerium gestaltet Familienförderung, setzt sich innerhalb der Bundesregierung für die Berücksichtigung der Familieninteressen ein und schafft bessere Bedingungen für partnerschaftliche Elternverantwortung von Vätern und Müttern.
Institute for Volunteering Research (IVR)
The Institute for Volunteering Research is an initiative of Volunteering England in research partnership with the Department of Social Policy and Education at Birkbeck, University of London.
Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers/ Japan International Cooperation Agency (JOCV/JICA)
JOCV was established in 1965 to provide official Japanese technical assistance programmes abroad at a grassroots level. The JOCV Program is one of Japan International Cooperation Agency's (JICA's) principal activities as part of its international cooperation carried out on behalf of the Japanese government.
Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA)
The Korea International Cooperation Agency was founded as a government agency on April 1, 1991, to maximize the effectiveness of Korea's grant aid programs for developing countries by implementing the government's grant aid and technical cooperation programs.
The Peace Corps
The Peace Corps traces its roots and mission to 1960, when then Senator John F. Kennedy challenged students at the University of Michigan to serve their country in the cause of peace by living and working in developing countries. From that inspiration grew an agency of the federal government devoted to world peace and friendship. Since that time, nearly 200,000 Peace Corps Volunteers have served in 139 host countries to work on issues ranging from AIDS education to information technology and environmental preservation. Today's Peace Corps is more vital than ever, working in emerging and essential areas such as information technology and business development, and committing more than 1,000 new Volunteers as a part of the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. Peace Corps Volunteers continue to help countless individuals who want to build a better life for themselves, their children, and their communities.