• A Serbian’s journey through Madrid and Cercedilla

    My adventure in Spain continues. This time I had an actual journey. To Madrid, to Cercedilla to be exact. And why was I going to this small, charming village? Well, as an EVS volunteer I am obligated to go to an on-arrival training. Mine just happened to be in the area of Madrid. I started […]

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  • Youth Exchange “EcoMission” in Latvia

    Welcome future volunteers, I am writing to you in order to share my anecdotes about a youth exchange I did. In spring, I decided to do a different trip so I took part in international project named “EcoMission”, which is about environmental problems in our countries, and how our governments are contributing to solve them. […]

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  • 4th Short Movies Exhibition!

    On the 27th of October, Fundació Catalunya Voluntària organized the fourth edition of the Short Movies Exhibition. During the exhibition, which was held at the CIDOB, we showed the videos nine young people who participated with FCV in some Erasmus+ international mobility project, such as the EVS – European Voluntary Service and the youth exchanges. […]

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  • Recognition of young people’s role in worldwide peace building processes

    On the 9th of December 2015 the United Nations Security Council unanimously approved the first UN resolution dedicated to youth, peace and world safety, which supposed an historical recognition of young people’s role in peace building actions. Said resolution, which all of the member states of the United Nations are obliged to follow, is the […]

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  • We’re Mountain Assistants in Bulgaria

    Two months ago, the 14th of June, I undertook my adventure to start my EVS project – Mountain Assistants – in Sofia, Bulgaria. The reception was very warm and friendly. From this moment the adapting process to a new home, new culture, new language and new work began. Since the beginning I had to face different […]

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  • UNOY Forum in The Hague: the impact on public policies at worldwide level

    Lluc Martí, the coordinator of FCV’s program “Voices for Peace” participated in the 3rd UNOY – United Network of Young Peacebuilders International Forum, celebrated in the Hague, Holland, from the 20th to the 24th of September. The meeting was mostly dedicated to make know UNOY’s impact in the development of global public policies as well as the […]

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  • A Serbian’s journey through Barcelona, part 1

    Leaving a country that you are used to, leaving all the known places, faces and smells to go and meet some others, completely foreign and distant is something some people consider brave, while others consider crazy and pointless. My friends had the former opinion, and said goodbye to me with many positive words and emotions. […]

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  • Empowering for Change – Youth Exchange in Vilanova

    From the 23rd to the 30th of August 2016, the Youth Exchange ‘Empowering for Change’ took place in Molí de Mar, in Vilanova y la Geltrú (Barcelona, Spain), with 23 participants coming from Latvia, Greece and Catalonia. The activity was focused on understanding the value of change, as the action that favors learning and as […]

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  • The “Learning Curve” guide is finally online

    We are pleased to announce that online tool The Learning Curve has been published. The guide was specifically ideated for non-profit youth organizations that work in the field of Peace building and that what to analyze their routines and working methods in order to carry out actions and programs that are sustainable throughout time and have a […]

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  • Mid-term Evaluation Training in Mollina

    My name is Rebecca and if you have read my previous article, you might know that I am from Armenia and I am doing European Voluntary Service in Fundacio Catalunya Voluntaria. So, for being an EVS volunteer, you are invited to participate in a mid-term training to reflect on your project, to understand what you […]

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  • Results of the workshops “Toolbox for Active Volunteering”

    On the 14th, 21st and 28th of June at Casa del Mar, FCV implemented the first, 12-hour-long series of workshops “Toolbox fro Active Volunteering” dedicated to Catalan non-profit and volunteering organizations. The program was adapted to the small number of participants, who got to know the methodological and educational tools which FCV uses to meet […]

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  • My experience in Szczecin with the EVS program

    In 2015 I had the opportunity to participate in the European Voluntary Service in the framework of the Erasmus+ program as a short-term volunteer for two months, July and August. The cultural project, which was called “MultiKulti” and was organized by the hosting and coordinating organization Stowarzyszenie POLITES consisted in giving playful, educational and social support to […]

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  • Second pre-departure training of the year!

    On Monday 13th of June, FCV organized a pre-departure training with the future volunteers that soon will start their European Voluntary Service projects in various countries, such as Latvia, Poland and Bulgaria. During the training the participants got to know other youngsters who in their same situation, they were able to solve the last doubts […]

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  • Presentation of the digital tool “Learning-Curve”

    On the 30th of June, at the headquarters of Lafede – Federació d’Organitzacions per la Justícia Global FCV presented the initiative of cooperation for the innovation and exchange of good practices “Youth impact: strengthening the organizational capabilities to build peace in Europe” carried out with the support of  the Erasmus+ program of the European Commission. During the […]

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  • Get Inspired: training course in the UK

    The three of us – Fatima, Uri and Quim – meet at Barcelona airport headed towards Birmingham. After a some quite funny episodes, typical of distracted people, at night we managed to arrive to the Asha Centre, where we joined Marta: the team of FCV was finally reunited. You need to have been there in order […]

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