On Monday 28 February the Spanish part of “European Volunteer Tour 2011” was launched in Madrid as part of the European Year of Volunteering 2011. The tour which lasted an entire week was jointly organised by the European Parliament¸ the Commission¸ the Spanish Ministry of Health Social Policy and Equality¸ the Madrid Town Council and the Platform for Volunteers in Spain. Embassies from the EU Member States including Malta¸ took part in the Tour as part of the project “Embassies in Action – moving away moving towards” under the Hungarian and Polish Presidencies with a stand in the European Corner.
Mr Inigo Mendez de Vigo (PPE)¸ Mr Enrique Guerrero (S&D)¸ the Director of European Parliament office in Spain¸ Mr Ignacio Samper; the Director of the European Commission Office in Spain¸ Mr Francisco Fonseca and Ambassador Edith Szabo of Hungary intervened in the opening of the Tour. Read More..