Sub-area 2.3: Human resources

Principle: State policies and the legal environment stimulate and facilitate employment, volunteering and other engagements with CSOs

STANDARD 1

CSOs are treated in an equal
manner to other employers

INDICATORS

Legislation:
1. CSOs are treated in an equal manner to other employers by law and policies.
Practice:
1. If there are state incentive programs for employment, CSOs are treated like
all other sectors.
2. There are regular statistics on the number of employees in the non-profit
sector.

STANDARD 2

There are enabling
volunteering policies and laws

INDICATORS

Legislation:
1. Legislation stimulates volunteering and incorporates best regulatory
practices, while at the same time allowing for spontaneous volunteering
practices.
2. There are incentives and state supported programs for the development and
promotion of volunteering.
3. There are clearly defined contractual relationships and protections covering
organized volunteering.
Practice:
1. Incentives and programs are transparent and easily available to CSOs and
the policy, strategic document or law is being fully implemented, monitored
and evaluated periodically in a participatory manner.
2. Administrative procedures for organizers of volunteer activities or
volunteers are not complicated and are without any unnecessary costs.
3. Volunteering can take place in any form; there are no cases of complaints of
restrictions on volunteering.

STANDARD 3

The educational system promotes
civic engagement

INDICATORS

Legislation:
1. Non-formal education is promoted through policy/strategy/laws.
2. Civil society-related subjects are included in the official curriculum at all
levels of the educational system.
Practice:
1. The educational system includes possibilities for civic engagement in CSOs.
2. Provision of non-formal education by CSOs is recognized.
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