• First pre departure training of the year!

    On Thursday 21st of January took place the first pre departure training of the year! With the participation of 4 persons selected to be European volunteers, under the European Voluntary Service program -Erasmus+ of the European Commission. In a few weeks they will begin their EVS projects in non-profit organizations of 3 different countries in […]

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  • Volunteering for Peace – Impact

    From the 12th to 19th December in Vilanova I la Geltrú (Barcelona, Spain), Fundació Catalunya Voluntària-FCV hosted the EuroMed training course ‘Volunteering for Peace’, organized with the support of the Erasmus+ program of the European Commission and the Spanish National Agency. The course was devoted to building the capacities of nongovernmental organizations to manage European voluntary […]

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  • Peace Bag meeting in Egypt

    I arrived at Cairo’s airport at 3am with only one instruction: don’t get in any transport, just wait for Amr. I went out of the airport after a long interrogation from the police. What is a girl doing on her own in Cairo at 3am? Is someone waiting for you? Are your friends European or […]

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  • Personal Branding

    Dear friends, I have been lucky enough to live one of the most fulfilling experiences of my life, thanks to Catalonia Voluntary Service, and the programme Erasmus+. The 5th October started my vibrant journey to the heart of Transylvania, to the nominated and chosen European Youth Capital 2015, Cluj-Napoca, the most famous university city of […]

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  • Be Youth Worker Today –BYWT

    On the 25th, 26th and 27th of November, FCV took part in the meeting “Be Youth Worker Today –BYWT“ organized by the Catalan Association of Professionals of Youth Policies. During these days, more than 150 professionals in local, national or in ternational youth work gathered to debate and work on the need of creating a […]

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  • Volunteering for Peace

    Fundació Catalunya Voluntària is pleased to announce  that from the 12th to 19th of December it will host the latest training course of the Peace Bag for EuroMed Youth network in the seaside town of Vilanova i la Geltrú, 45 km south of Barcelona. The capacity building activity ‘Volunteering for Peace’ aims at promoting peace building, conflict […]

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  • Personal Branding in Romania

    This week I took part in a training course about Personal Branding. The course’s objective is to improve youth employment, in order to help young people across Europe to have access to a larger number of those resources needed to enter the labor market. The course revolved around the development of one’s Personal Brand, our […]

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  • Meeting in Cyprus

    The FCV had a meeting in Nicosia, Cyprus, with the NGO Support Centre organisation, member of the Peace Bag for EuroMed Youth Network. The network is formed by 17 non lucrative organisations from 14 countries that collaborate in the promotion of PeaceCulture in the euromediterranean region. The greek-cypriot organisation is co-responsible of the group work ‘Capacity Building’, […]

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  • My experience with FCV

    Every time you have to start a new adventure abroad is the same: you are nervous, excited, impatient… and you are a bit afraid. Afraid because you have to start again from zero, you have to find a flat, make new friends. At the beginning, it’s not easy. But at the end it’s always a […]

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  • Better Start Coaching

    Feelings of anxiety, nerves, expectation, hesitation and just not believing the news you have received (“you are one of the participants chosen to take part in this project”); and these are minor emotions, compared to the ones that you’ll experience through the whole process. 10 countries, 20 participants. For my first project, I was about to […]

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  • PIPO Barcelona

    Fundació Catalunya Voluntària will take part in the meditation week organized by Peace Revolution Spain in Barcelona, between the 1st and the 6th of December. Peace Revolution is an international project that believes in meditation as a tool for personal development. This is the reason why they are organizing a meditation event where different centers and […]

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  • International Training of Trainers in Vilanova i la Geltrú

    From the 11th to 18th of October, in Vilanova i la Geltrú, Barcelona, there will be a training of trainers as part of the project ‘Understanding and Working with Conflict 2015’. The course, which is organised by Fundació Catalunya Voluntària (FCV) and UNOY Peacebuilders, will involve the participation of 24 young people, trainers, multipliers and […]

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  • 3rd Short Film Exhibition

    The 3rd Short Film Exhibition organized by the FCV took place last September 29th. The event took place at the ‘Casa del Mar’ and served as a meeting point for many young people. On the one hand, the ones who had participated in international mobility projects (EVS, Youth Exchanges, Training …) could share their experiences […]

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  • The Law on Volunteering, unanimously approved

    On the 23rd of July 2015 the Parliament of Catalonia unanimously approved the Law on Volunteering. Its text is composed by X articles and it is the result of a wide agreement among the political forces and the work of months of debate and discussion among the presenters of the text. Voluntary organizations gave their […]

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  • Let’s Play, Sing and Dance Together in Barcelona

    The project “Let’s Play, Sing and Dance Together: Effective Non-Formal Education for Adults”, which began on August 2013 ended this past July. After two years, the program was concluded in Barcelona, during the last mobility, because FCV was the coordinating organization of the entire program. Looking back, we believe that many objectives were achieved, the […]

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