There is a big opportunity.
Future is changing.

Padova is the European Volunteering Capital for 2020.

The year 2020 is a great opportunity to represent and involve the world of volunteering and civil engagement on a European level. The challenge is to transform Padua into a city-laboratory where all the social components work together to attract ideas, activate projects and start long-lasting processes and experiences in order to create positive effects on Padova, Veneto, Italy and Europe.

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Padova Capitale Europea del Volontariato 2020

A three-year journey.
Made of ideas, dialogue, inclusiveness.

The three-year period that runs through Padua as the European Capital of Volunteering – made up of thought, meetings, comparisons, projects, exchanges and relations – offers the opportunity to redefine and rewrite the way of living together in the city, and design a future scenario with the active involvement all social actors.

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What does it mean being the European Volunteering Capital 2020

To know what does this mean and why Padova has been selected to represent Europe, read the detailed text.

How and why to participate

If you represent an association, a company or an Institution you can also be part of the project. Find out how!

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