The title is given each year by the European Volunteer Centre (CEV) to a European city or municipality which has been particularly remarkable in terms of volunteering.
With the support of the Central Jutland Region, 
Aarhus had the pleasure of being awarded the title of European Volunteering Capital in 2018.

Barcelona, ​​Lisbon, London and Sligo are some of the previous holders of the title.

Aarhus wants to celebrate and recognize the volunteers work
The European Voluntary Capital of Aarhus 2018 focuses in particular on three tracks:

  • Celebrate and recognize the efforts of volunteers and increase the visibility of volunteering - through events, sharing of knowledge and inviting new people into our communities; 
  • Test and develop new roads to improve welfare through voluntarism, active citizenship and cooperation.
  • #delditfællesskab – Making volunteers and communities more visible on our digital platforms

The objective is that volunteering should be fun, easy and accessible to everyone. This is addressed through a focus on our four core values:
Legacy, Diversity, Social Inclusion and Cooperation.