• Georgia, a country of merger

    The first thing that fits your mind when you think about Georgia is two things; one of the states that belongs to the U.S. or that distant country between Europe and Asia that one day was part of the dissolved USSR. Well, in this case, we will choose the second

  • Out in the open, a much-needed TC for people who are in a difficult situation and that probably would help them a lot.

    Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.” Virginia Woolf With this blunt categorical statement Virginia Woolf defined her personality, her unique thinking and her personal philosophy.  Woolf, in my view, is

  • Working directly with participants has been one of the most gratifying parts

    At Fundació Catalunya Voluntària, we are currently in the final phase of this year’s TLN Mobilicat program, which has given 25 young people the opportunity to do an internship abroad. The participants were divided in three groups to travel to three different destinations: England, Portugal and Italy. Having had a

  • ”On track 3, a project that definitely fascinated me”

    The rainiest day I could remember this past summer, it was a Monday, I do not remember the month or the day, but I know it was a Monday because I remember perfectly as if it was a funny event yesterday that I can’t get  out of my head. That

  • The FCV in the Gulf countries

    The FCV participates in the Second International Conference ‘Excellency in Social Work’, which was held in Manama (Bahrain), from October 5 to 7, organized by the Bahrain Voluntary Work Society. With the participation of more than 150 delegates from 16 countries, NGO leaders, managers and social workers of both public

  • My experience as a volunteer in FCV

    Hello, my name is Alice, I am from Estonia and for the past 9 months I have been carrying out my European Voluntary Service in the Fundació Catalunya Voluntària (FCV) in Barcelona. Now that my project is coming to an end it is time for me to reflect on this

  • International Conference in the kingdom of Bahrain

    The FCV, invited to participate in the Second International Conference ‘Excellence in Social Work’, in the kingdom of Bahrain. The FCV is invited to participate and to present its trajectory and experience in the international conference dedicated to social services and the role of the civil society, which is organized

  • The FCV co-organizes the seminar ‘Go European!’ in Ukraine.

    From 9 to 16 September, the Fundació Catalunya Voluntària (FCV) co-organized and participated in the international seminar ‘Go European! Building Transnational Youth Partnerships for Youth Participation’, in which participated about 50 young people, representatives of non-governmental and youth entities from Serbia, Croatia, Moldova, Hungary, Belarus, Romania, Holland, Germany, Bulgaria, Georgia,

  • EVOA seminar results

    We are glad to share the results of the written evaluation sheets filled in by the participants in the international seminar ‘Equal Volunteering Opportunities for All’, an activity coordinated by the FCV which took place from September 1 to 7 in Vilanova i la Geltrú (Barcelona), in association with 16

  • The seminar ‘Equal Volunteering Opportunities for All’ reaches its expected goals and creates a foundation for future projects

    From September 1 to 7, in Vilanova i la Geltrú (Barcelona), the Fundació Catalunya Voluntària (FCV) has carried out the international seminar ‘Equal Volunteering Opportunities for All’, with the participation of 25 representatives of 16 not for profit and nongovernmental organizations from 12 countries, among them project coordinators, volunteer managers,

  • “Empowered for change – Strengthening Local Capacities for Youth Participation”.  

    During the first week of May 2019, the Capacity Building Activity focused on community youth work “Empowered for change – Strengthening Local Capacities for Youth Participation” was held in the city of Kobuleti (Georgia). We started with a brief presentation by Maka, the project coordinator, where the objectives and possibilities

  • I have opened my mind much more, becoming more tolerant…

    My name is Blanca, I’m 23 years old and I’m from Vigo (Galicia). I have studied the Degree in Social Work (UVigo) and I have a Master in International Cooperation (UCM). During the last eight months, from December 2018 to July 2019, I participated in a European Voluntary Service (EVS)

  • International seminar ”Equal Volunteering Opportunities for all”

    The FCV will carry out an international seminar with the participation of 25 youth workers: The international seminar ‘Equal Volunteering Opportunities for All’ will take place from 1 to 7 September, in Vilanova i la Geltrú (Barcelona), at the Hotel César, with the participation of 25 youth workers who are

  • Results of the international visit ‘Tools and Mechanisms for Youth Participation’

    From June 10 to 16, la Fundación Catalunya Voluntària had the privilege of hosting a group of 11 people, including top representatives of 4 municipalities of Georgia (Chkhorotsku, Akhmeti, Poti and Borjumi) and the directors of 3 non-profit, non-governmental entities of the country (Academy for Peace Development- APD, Coalition for

  • The art of nonviolent resistance: the story of the Singing Revolution in Estonia

    On the 17th of July, at Casa del Mar, we facilitated a workshop dedicated to the topic of nonviolent resistance and shared the example of the Singing Revolution in Estonia. The workshop was organized by Alice Britta Kukk and Helen Maria Raadik, who are carrying out their European voluntary service