UDC 005.966.2:796(4-672EU)
Biblid: 1451-3188, 14 (2015)
Vol. 15, No 51, pp. 308-317

Оriginal article
Received: 01 Jan 1970
Accepted: 01 Jan 1970


Kekić Dalibor (Криминалистичко-полицијска академија, Београд), daliborkekic@yahoo.com
Subošić Dane

In EU countries, it is possible to distinguish between the two forms of volunteering depending on whether the volunteer is or is not a member of the organization in which volunteers. The first form is called a “mutually beneficial volunteering” as opposed to the other, which is called the “publicly useful volunteering.” Situation in each Member State is different and all forms of volunteering, the term “voluntary activities” refers to all types of voluntary activities, whether formal, non-formal or informal which are undertaken of a person’s own free will, choice and motivation, and is without concern for financial gain. They benefit the individual volunteer, communities and society as a whole. They are also an instrument for individuals and associations to address human, social, intergenerational or environmental needs and concerns, and are often carried out in support of a non-profit organization or community-based initiative. The European Year of Volunteering, 2011, which aimed at promoting the social and economic impact of volunteering by creating a favorable environment and conditions conducive to volunteering in the EU. The European sports model would be unable to exist and could not be justified without the support of millions of volunteers. Difficulties faced by the European Union in trying to harmonize this sector: sporting matters still fall within the competence of Member States and the European volunteer scene remains extremely varied because of the historical, political and cultural attitudes of each European country. EU Sport Directors Meeting in Prague, on April 28-29, 2009 emphasized that the specific characteristics of sport mentioned in the Lisbon Treaty should be defined in more detail and also concentrates on the specificity of the voluntary non-profit sports movement.

Keywords: Sport, volunteering, Memorandum on volunteering in sport, EU