The initial impetus for the European Volunteering Capital was indeed provided by politics - for example, a few basic structures were created, and resources were made available. However, the European Volunteering Capital was supported by civil society - in terms of organization and content. Including the steering committee and the project office, and the areas of activity. During the COVID-19 times, we all felt how valuable volunteering is for the solidarity in our city - and how good cooperation between administration and civil society can release new forces. So, it was good that the steering committee brought together representatives from Berlin's political, administrative, economic and academicspheres, so they could also exchange ideas with each other. The European Volunteering Capital also offered an opportunity to reflect on the quality of voluntary and honorary engagement, what was already there and what could still be improved. Here, too, the steering committee provided valuable information.
In regular meetings throughout the campaign year, the project office coordinated with the steering committee. Are we still on course? - This was the question asked by representatives of the following organizations, institutions, and networks: