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Trento takes over from Trondheim as the European Capital of Volunteering


The Italian Ambassador to Oslo, Stefano Nicoletti, took part in the celebrations of Trondheim as the European Capital of Volunteering and for the passing of the baton to the city of Trento which will be next year, together with a delegation from the city of Trento , led by Mayor Franco Ianeselli.

The Center for European Volunteering (CEV) nominates every year a European municipality that supports and invests in volunteering and aims to strengthen, inspire and celebrate volunteering.

The event, entitled ‘From Trondheim to Trento’, saw the presence of around 500 guests, including the new Mayor of Trondheim, Kent Radum.
The city of Trondheim celebrated its year as the European Capital of Volunteering with events, meetings and activities that promoted third sector activities. The Frivilligforum was also created, a monthly meeting place for voluntary groups and organisations. Trondheim and the county of Trøndelag are home to 14 very active volunteer centers and 1,500 volunteer organisations. Furthermore, more than 50% of Trondheim residents are involved in volunteer actions. In Trento, however, one in five people volunteers and around 660 voluntary associations are active in the city.
Ambassador Nicoletti said he was proud to celebrate the nomination of Trento as European Capital of Volunteering and hoped that the events planned for 2024 “will further increase citizens’ participation in volunteering activities, which are fundamental for creating an active community teaches solidarity, participation and social, sporting, cultural and environmental mobilization”.