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VERSO Final Conference & Study Trip 23-25 September 2014, Hungary

Hungary’s Budapest Business School College of Business Administration Zalaegerszeg (Final Conference) and Municipality of Zalaegerszeg (Study Trip) will host the official closing event of the VERSO project. The main objective of the three-day event is to present to results of VERSO to the regional, national and European stakeholders. Tuesday, 23rd September, will be devoted to visiting Hungarian good practices on volunteering for employment. The second day (Wednesday, 24th) focuses on the evaluation of the local/regional policy recommendation plans and implementation plans as means of knowledge transfer.

Thursday, 25th September, 2014, Final Conference will present the good practices, both from a theoretical and a practical point of view on the importance of volunteering as a tool of (re)integration into the labour market, improving employability, employment and quality of life in Europe. The VERSO project political board will present the political recommendations and look into the rate of the implementation of policies.  A press conference will be held in Hungarian.

Press Conference 25 September

VERSO is holding a Press Conference in connection at with the Final Conference on Thursday 25th September at 13:00 at Budapest Business School, CBA campus. Participants:Ms. Katalin Solt, vice rector, BBS, Mr. Dénés Sandor VERSO Project Political Board, Mr. Péter Kámán, volunteer and Mr. Gábor Molnár, volunteer


The idea of VERSO is to find new and innovative approaches to help get people into employment through voluntary work. The cooperation between research institutions and regional political authorities in the VERSO project makes it possible to perform comparative analyses and cost-benefit calculations on different initiatives across Europe.
Regional governments have an interest in independent research-based knowledge about ‘what works’ in volunteering, and how successful practices can be transferred from one national context to another.

To find out more about the VERSO project, visit the website The latest newsletter is now available to download from the website and interested parties can also register to receive future newsletters.

VERSO is funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the INTERREG IVC programme

Partners in VERSO

  • The eight local authority partners in the VERSO project are the Municipality of Middelfart (Denmark), the Region of Epirus (Greece), Netzwerk Lippe (Germany), East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Generalitat de Catalunya (Spain), Municipality of Zalaegerzeg (Hungary), Municipality of Coevorden (Netherlands) and the Municipality of Sofia (Bulgaria).
  • The four research institution partners are Aarhus University’s Department of Education (Denmark), University of Ioannina (Greece), Budapest Business School (Hungary) and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain).
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