• End of a journey of the Serbian girl in Barcelona

    Here we are. At the end of this journey. I still can’t believe how it all went so quickly and so slowly at the same time. Nine incredible, difficult, and everything in between, amazing, frustrating at times,  but mostly happy and inspiring months have passed, and I am not the same person that came to […]

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  • First Days in Barcelona to Start my EVS Adventure

    My first trip to Europe was almost three years ago and I had a chance to visit the north of Spain and to see the ocean for the first time. However, since my time was limited and I wanted to spend more than just a couple of days in Barcelona, I postponed the trip, and […]

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  • Our way through Asha

    It is difficult to summarize in a few lines what Asha Center gave us during our stay in its beautiful places. Between tulips and good friends, we learned the meaning of being willing, of helping disinterestedly, of believing in a better world; And to do something about it. Each member of the community, he opened […]

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  • Contact making event: EVS Power

    On the whole I can say that the experience stood up to most of my expectations. The organization did a good job with the contents, the logistics of the venue and choosing the trainer (Aleksandrs) a.k.a. person in charge on delivering all the information. I want to highlight his role, because to me he has […]

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  • Mustard coloured leaves

    I don’t have words to explain my experience throughout this year. I search for so many ways to define what I have felt, smelled, heard and touched, that even if I wanted it wouldn’t be enough, as I have not enough vocabulary to explain how I have lived. I feel today, like the mustard coloured […]

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  • On-arrival training in Benicassim for Andrei

    The training took place in from Monday 27th until Saturday 1st of April and brought together 25 volunteers from the Aragon, Catalonia and Valencia autonomous regions. The objectives of the gathering were to introduce the volunteers to the specificities of host country and the regions where they live and to prepare them morally and practically […]

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  • European Conference ‘Partnering for Impact’

    The European Conference on Corporate Volunteering ‘Partnering for Impact’, organized by the International Association for Volunteer Effort-IAVE, was held in Madrid on May 7 and 8 with the collaboration of the Fundación Bancaria La Caixa, Voluntare and Fundación Telefónica, welcoming at its headquarters in Madrid’s Gran Vía about a hundred experts, representatives of corporate volunteer […]

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  • European Solidarity Corps Stakeholder Forum

    On Wednesday 12th April, Lorena Gaona, representing the FCV, participated in the “European Solidarity Corps Stakeholder Forum” held by the European Commission representation in Brussels, Belgium. The event was the first official presentation of the new European Solidarity Corps -ESC program and brought together representatives of non-profit organizations and youth workers from very different sectors […]

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  • Results of the Training of Trainers 2017

    From the 11th until the 18th of March Fundació Catalunya Voluntaria organized the Training of Trainers ‘Understanding and Working with Conflict’ bringing together a group of 25 people from 16 countries, including 19 participants (Young people whose applications were selected among more than 350 applications) and who came to Vilanova y la Geltrú (Barcelona) with […]

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  • International training of trainers in Vilanova i la Geltrú

    The training of trainers ‘Understanding and Working with Conflict Vol.6’ will be held from 11th to 18th of March in Vilanova i la Geltrú. The course is made possible due to the support of the European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe, and will involve 24 young people who want to carry out training […]

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  • Video “Move to Learn!”

    The FCV presents the video Move to Learn! Here is a brief summary of the experiences of some of the people who have participated during the year 2016 in international mobility projects, such as: European Voluntary Service, Trainings and Youth Exchanges. The video has been edited with the intention to show the work have been […]

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  • A journey of a Serbian girl through Barcelona (Christmas Edition)

    I am four months in, and my EVS experience has already turned out to be the best life decision I have ever made. In these past few months there were a lot of setbacks, I am not going to lie. I had phases of feeling down, unmotivated and without energy due to some bureaucratic issues, […]

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  • Minorities as Opportunity and Occasion for Chrysalis-MOOC

    15 organizations from 7 countries work together to create new online courses for professionals The first international meeting of the European project of cooperation and exchange of good practices “Minorities as opportunity and occasion for chrysalis-MOOC” was held on 23 and 24 January in Palermo (Sicily). This 2-year project aims to create Massive Online Open […]

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  • First pre departure training of the year!

    Aïda, Judith and Oriol are the first volunteers to go on a new adventure as European Volunteers within the Erasmus+ program: European Voluntary Service –EVS of the European Commission. Months full of experiences, emotions and learning in France, Finland and Lithuania are waiting for them. Yesterdays’ training served to solve doubts and reflect on their […]

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  • Choosing between more than 350 applications

    6th ToT Understanding and Working with Conflict Selection process for the 6th edition of the Training of Trainers ‘Understanding and Working with Conflict’ is done. This year we had an exceptional pool of applications to choose from, which made the selection process much more difficult. More than 350 young people applied and we only had […]

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