• Peace is also an individual choice

    Between the 30th of March and the 7th of April we participated in the training course “Youth Lead Peacebuilding Initiatives” in the tiny village Misaktsieli, in Georgia. During the 8 days of the training, that was organized by the Polish organization “Fundacja Bratniak” and coordinated by the Georgian organization “Academy for Peace and Development”, we were […]

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  • Resilience and loneliness

    It’s difficult for me to explain my personal experience in Bytów. I arrived in Poland on the 1st day of October and, since then, it never ceased to amaze me. Bytów is a small town in the north of Poland, almost on the coast of the Baltic sea and two hours away from the famous […]

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  • 1 Hour in Armenia

    Rebecca Hovhannisyan, the European Voluntary Service volunteer from Armenia here in the FCV, organized, in partnership with ACAB – Armenian Cultural Association of Barcelona, the semi-formal event “1 Hour in Armenia”. During the event, she introduced us to Armenian culture by providing general information about the country and stating the reasons why someone should visit and […]

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  • Toolbox for Active Volunteering

    Dear colleagues, Fundació Catalunya Voluntària invites you to participate in a series of workshops for the creation of the Toolbox for Active Volunteering. Since its beginning and throughout its history, FCV has always carried out programs and actions aimed at supporting young people who want to participate in voluntary actions. We did so promoting a […]

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  • FCV hosts the youth exchange “Empowering for Change”

    From the 23rd to the 30th of August 2016, FCV will organize the youth exchange “Empowering for Change”. The exchange will take place in the coastal town of Molí de Mar, in the Light Tower beach of Vilanova i la Geltrú and will be attended by 21 young people from Catalonia, Greece and Latvia. The […]

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  • My experience in the FCV

    Not so long ago I finished my internship in Fundació Catalunya Voluntària. It was my first working experience abroad and I brought home with me so many experiences and new and important impressions. The internship was part of my master degree in “Educación Intercultural, Migración y Plurilingualidad” in Germany and it has been an important […]

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  • From Peace To Policy

    United Network of Young Peacebuilders – UNOY, in partnership with European Youth Foundation, hosted from 7-14th March in The Hague, The Netherlands, a training course for building capacities of young peacebuilders willing to get engaged in advocacy and advocate for the cause of Youth, Peace and Security at European level. As a participant of the training […]

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  • Volunteering for Peace in Barcelona

    Hola!!! El meu nom és Rebecca. That is what I am able to say and write in Catalan, therefore, I will continue writing in English and sharing an overview of my EVS-European Voluntary Service in Barcelona with Fundació Catalunya Voluntària. My name is Rebecca and I am from Armenia: a small mountainous country at the […]

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  • 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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