• A great experience at all levels

    The truth is that I had always been curious about volunteering, and this past year I had the opportunity to do it finally in the discount time, right before the age limit of 30. I had the opportunity to work on a project that He painted more than interesting in the United Kingdom (where better […]

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  • Let life surprise you!

    Labukas!!! My name is Rita and I am currently doing a European Voluntary Service in Kaunas, Lithuania. I work as a volunteer at the Mes Kitokie Center (We Are Different), a center for children with special needs. The vast majority of children in the center are diagnosed with ASD, but we also work with children […]

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  • My first month in Barcelona

    My name is Jade. I am 22 and I am coming from Normandy, France. I passed my interview for my EVS the 22th of December. Three weeks later, the 8th of January, I was leaving to Barcelona and to my new life for the next 10months. I have to admit that when I said goodbye […]

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  • Start the Cha(i)nge

    This year, the Fundació Catalunya Voluntària will host the youth exchange “Start the Cha(i)nge” from 19 to 27th of May. The exchange, which will take place in Vilanova i la Geltrú, will be carried out with the participation of 20 young people from Catalonia, Turkey, Lithuania and Romania. This exchange has as its main theme […]

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  • Let’s change realities!

    How can we tackle social issues in our local communities? This was one of the main topics of the training course “Changing Realities” which took place from 1-9 February in Slavonski Brod, Croatia. Young peacebuilders representing 13 organizations from different European countries came together to learn about the potential of non-formal education as a tool […]

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  • Putting Peace Education into practice

    The training course Laboratory Training: Designing Learning for Peace Education was a very special opportunity for the development of practical design processes around education for Peace. The training, which lasted 5 months and had several modules (online and in person), was a very enriching and powerful experience that revolved around a toolkit that had been […]

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  • Inclusion of minorities in Europe

    Last December we attended to the European training about the inclusion of minorities in Europe. The city that hosted us was Thessaloniki, the second most important city in Greece and the place where more refugees  have arrived. It was quite an experience to be able to see the realities of the different participating countries and […]

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  • 4 months in Piippola, Finland

    I have been living in Piippola for 4 months, living my my EVS, and I can say that: It is a city par excellence located in the heart of Finland with lots of nature and full of snow, great for ski lovers. It has incredible landscapes and views. Especially the sunset is fascinating and also […]

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  • Welcome to the deep Finland

    I arrived in Finland, in a village called Kärsämäki, in July of 2017. The second I got off the bus, after about 7 hours of travel from the capital Helsinki, I saw that it had nothing to do with a city. On the contrary, there were more trees than buildings. Good for me, I like […]

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  • Xarxanet interview Lluc Martí

    At the beginning of December 2017 Xarxanet interviewed Lluc Martí, program coordinator at FCV: For the FCV, volunteering is a powerful tool for training, empowerment and social change. They work to strengthen volunteering, especially in the youth field. We talk with FCV project manager. What is the mission of your entity? A year ago we […]

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  • My EVS experience in Beja

    My name is Marta, I’m from Barcelona and I’m 29 years old. Before starting the adventure in Portugal, I was a little bit nervous, I wondered what the group would be like, if it would fit in with him and I also had doubts about if I could understand with my companions with my level of […]

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  • One of the best experiences of my life

    Barcelona, ​​January 2018 Now just about a year ago a friend told me about what an EVS was, it was totally unknown to me, but without thinking too much I decided to go to a meeting at the FCV, (I thought … “You really do not lose anything for listen, look! “). Well, said and […]

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  • I never expected that my life would changed so much!

    My first impressions about the EVS are that they can totally change your life and change you as a person. In a moment of doubt in my life without knowing exactly what to do after finishing my studies in marine sciences, I found by chance on the part of my cousin, information about the EVS […]

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  • Volunteering for Change -Specific results

    FCV have a solid experience in coordinating and organizing non-formal educational activities focusing on topics like volunteering, intercultural learning and culture of peace. Besides evaluating the degree of satisfaction with the main elements of the seminar and achievement of objectives, FCV also tries to assess some specific competences linked to the general learning objectives of […]

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  • Filmmaking while volunteering

    Hello, I’m Alican, a volunteer filmmaker. After experiencing 9 years in film industry field I decided to become a volunteer and apply for volunteering project about video and, luckily, I got selected by the Fundació Catalunya Voluntaria in Barcelona. The name of the project is “Participatory Video as a Tool for Young Volunteers”, which was […]

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