Remember the promises we made in Florence back in 2014?
When we signed up to the Florence Call for Action, we committed to bring novel ideas and new approaches to the three main areas of our work: Migration, Social Aspects and Volunteering.
In the past four years, Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies all over Europe and Central Asia have been working hard to reach the goals that we had set for ourselves. In the lead up to the 10th European Regional Conference in Almaty, the Implementation Support Group (ISG) collected feedback on the activities, and created this platform to report results and celebrate achievements.
37 National Societies submitted their feedback through the Act Differently Sheet on the new approaches they have been taking in each of the three areas. Scroll down to read nine case studies of good practice, check out country-by-country feedback on the map, or download aggregated feedback in the three thematic areas. Please find our short final report here.
We believe that this is a great platform to look for new ideas and learn from the experience of others. Don’t hesitate to contact your peers in other countries who have been facing similar challenges – probably they already have the answers to your questions.
As members of the ISG, we would like to thank everyone who provided support and input to the follow up of the Florence Call for Action.
The Florence Call for Action
Set of commitments made by the 53 National Societies in the Europe Region to find new solutions to the long-term humanitarian impact of the economic crisis in Europe. The promises were made at the end of the 9th European Regional Conference, Florence, Italy (3-6 June 2014) and were captured in the Florence Call for Action document.
Members of the ISG
Austrian Red Cross, Finnish Red Cross, The Netherlands Red Cross, Red Cross of Montenegro, Red Cross of Serbia, Red Cross of Tajikistan, Spanish Red Cross, Turkish Red Crescent
We have selected nine projects that are innovative or special in some way, and may serve as an example for others.
For 20 years, more than a million Tajik families have been relying on income from loved ones who head to Russian and Kazakhstan for seasonal work.
Survivors of domestic violence are being offered support to share experiences, rebuild confidence and access their rights by the Daphne initiative.
The intergenerational centre brings together young and older members of the community – for instance, primary school students and members of the Association of Veterans for a chess championship.
Whether it’s a charity run for orphans or an art club for refugees, teenagers all over Austria are encouraged to set their ideas in motion for the sake of other people.
Migration, reception and asylum are among the most frequently used words today in the media and public debates. But are people sure what these terms really mean?
Over the years, 70,000 unemployed people have found job opportunities through the employment schemes of the Spanish and Portuguese Red Cross.
Blood collection is a constant challenge when it comes to getting the engagement of young people. Kazakhstan Red Crescent is striving to buck the trend and motivate a new generation of donors.
National Society feedback
The infographics show the areas that most National Societies mentioned in their feedback – the numbers in brackets signify the National Societies active in that specific area. (Click to enlarge image.)
On the map below, you can find the feedback that respective National Societies provided in the Act Differently Sheet. For compiled thematic feedback on Migration, Social Aspects and Volunteering, click on the Responses button.