• Mediterranean Youth Exchange about Cultural and Natural Heritage ‘Adarró, + 2500 years ago’

    From 7 to 15 August, 25 young people from Sicily, Greece and Catalonia took part in the youth exchange ‘Adarró, + 2500 ago’ at the Molí de Mar, on the lighthouse beach of Vilanova i la Geltrú (Catalonia, Spain). The main aim of this youth exchange was to learn how to live in a more […]

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  • Do you want to be part of the Catalan delegation at the 25th IAVE volunteer world conference?

    Every two years, the World Volunteer Association – International Association for Volunteer Effort – IAVE organizes the most important conference that, on volunteering, takes place around the world. On this occasion, the conference will take place again in Europe and, more specifically, in the Bavarian city of Augsburg, Germany, from October 17 to 20. This […]

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  • Training course in Cascais: “Educating Global Youth”

    Last January I joined a training course in Cascais organized by Rota Jovem. Agatha, Diana, Gisela and I were chosen to stand for the Fundació Catalunya Voluntària. The objective was to get to know the different challenges of global education to encourage young people to participate actively in society. Among the participants we had to […]

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  • End of the Workshop “Parlons Français!”

    The 27th of June, I met for the last time my dear “students” for the workshop about French conversation. After two month of regular meeting, we end up to the beautiful Laberint d’Horta. As a volunteer in the Fundació Catalunya Voluntària, I had to organize a workshop to share my skills with local people. As […]

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  • Palermo is and will be a home for me

    It is easy to imagine what an experience abroad can bring to us: discover a new culture and impregnate from it, learn a new language, unknown landscapes that become familiar. However, we can only make a vague idea that reality ends up transforming. Although I do not remember what I wondered exactly about the year […]

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  • My second home in the Mediterranean

    My EVS project just started in October 2nd, my birthday’s day, marking the beginning of a new stage away from home, in Palermo (Sicily), which could not start better, already surrounded by people which, despite being unknown, welcomed me with open arms. Now that I am at the very end of the project I try […]

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  • Stereotypes, what?

    To deal with the wave of racism in Europe, just few days after the refugee week, on the 27th of June, at Casa del Mar, FCV organized a workshop about stereotypes, prejudices and discrimination and how to break them. The workshop was a follow-up activity of a training course “Changing realities – Non-formal education as […]

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  • Volunteering in Ankara: Such a great experience

    Porto gairebé un mes participant en un projecte de Servei Voluntari Europeu de dos mesos a l’entitat System & Generation a Ankara i l’experiència és completament sorprenent. En aquest país, la cultura i tradició és molt diferent de la que conec, el que el fa un lloc interessant per aprendre i obrir la ment a […]

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  • My EVS experience in Turkey

    Hi! My name is Emma Pla and I have done a short-term EVS in Ankara, Turkey, from April 1 to May 31. I am eighteen years old and I live in Sant Cugat del Vallés. I decided to do a sabbatical year when I finished high school and I spoke with a friend who was […]

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  • Training “Natural Elements”

    Last April I had the pleasure to attend the training for trainers “Natural Elements” in Georgia. There, I met some exceptional trainers from whom I learned a lot of non-formal education tools in natural environments for working with young people. I have already started to use them in my activities with groups and I intend […]

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  • “Adarró, more than 2.500 years ago”

    On August 7, the next youth exchange that the Fundació Catalunya Voluntària hosts in Vilanova i la Geltrú will begin and continue until August 15. This activity will host boys and girls from Greece, Italy and here, Catalonia, with the aim of introducing permaculture and learning to take advantage of the natural resources of the […]

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  • The story of a youth exchange in Norway

    Since I was little, I have been curious about how do people live in the northern part of Europe: what is its culture like, its ideology, flora and fauna, etc. I started looking for volunteer projects in the Nordic countries and found the Fundació Catalunya Voluntaria. Of all the programs, I chose to go to […]

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  • “Connect the Dots” in Armenia

    In May 2018, a training activity organized by the local youth organization Youth Initiative Center (YIC) took place in Gyumri, Armenia, to which I attended on behalf of the Fundació Catalunya Voluntaria. The training was carried out from 10 to 18 May and brought together participants from different European countries and neighbours, such as: Germany, […]

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  • Queeramus+ Contact Making Seminar!

    Last week the Contact Making Seminar Queeramus+ took place in Oslo, from the 27-31st of May. This seminar was the opportunity to meet organizations around Europe that are engage in Human Rights activism, specifically in the topic of LGBTI+ community. 30 participants with 17 different nationalities gathered to present themselves, their organizations, and ideas of […]

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  • Youth Exchange Start the Cha(i)nge: When the change has started!

    Rain. The weather forecast for the week was rain and storm. That’s what I expected the first day, when I woke up to make the final preparations and start the program. But the sun was rising in a clear sky, dyed orange and light blue, with a calm sea marking the horizon. And that was […]

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