• Rites of Passage: Strengthening Our Communities

    Since always I have had the curiosity and motivation to live new experiences in order to know more about myself and everything around me. Driven by this motivation I had the pleasure to be involved in the Erasmus+ Training Course called “Rites of Passage: Strengthening Our Communities” held in the

  • FCV takes part at the “Volunteering Summer School”

    From July the 28th till the 30th, the 21st Volunteering Summer School took part, for the first time in an online format version for obvious reasons that everybody knows. The sessions were dedicated to current issues and, from a practical point of view, helped us to reflect on issues that

  • Fighting for the future and sustainability of the youth work sector in Europe

    The FCV will soon present the results of the European campaign for the recognition of youth work, carried out by the international network of entities Inter Alia, based in Athens, and composed of entities from Greece, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Portugal, Italy, Poland, United Kingdom, Serbia, Germany, Northern Macedonia,

  • FCV will host the international seminar “Youth Leadership for Advocacy”

    Fundació Catalunya Voluntària is happy to share good news: we have received the support of the Erasmus + Program of the European Commission to organize and carry out the training activity for youth workers ‘Youth Leadership for Advocacy’, which It will take place in the Garraf region (Barcelona) from October

  • Online forum on the challenges for youth participation in Eastern Europe

    The FCV participated in the ‘Youth Engagement Summit’, an international forum that took place online on 2 and 3 July dedicated to the challenges for the participation of young people in their societies. The meeting, held with the support of the EU4Youth program of the European Commission, was attended by

  • How delicous is trying food from around the world!

    Hi, I am Anna, I’m 24 years old and I’m from Barcelona. Thanks to Fundació Catalunya Voluntària, I am working as a volunteer at CAT foundation in Leszno, Poland. Although I left with great enthusiasm in the suitcase, I also left room for fears and doubts, but it has been

  • 10 reasons to do a European Volunteering

    Are you thinking of doing a European volunteer service? If so, congratulations, you have made one of the best decisions of your life! Are you thinking of doing it, but you are not entirely sure or safe? Do not worry, from the Fundació Catalunya Voluntària we have prepared for you,

  • Breaking chains: LGBTQI+

    He had plans but life happens, Time is as fleeting as a scent that throws you without warning. What is written on our faces will eventually be realized? When our wings melt, we fall pocketless into our graves. He taught me the radio song And asked me to sing it

  • Internship abroad, an experience to live!

    Once you finish your studies, you close a very important stage of your life. Suddenly and without too much direction, the exciting and at the same time uncertain journey of looking for a job begins. Each person experiences it in a different way, since it is an individual process and

  • Online education – to be or not to be?

    I am writing this article with the aim of preventing the formal and non-formal educational sectors from the temptation to substitute face-to-face education for online education, due to its limitations, and, meanwhile, to recognize the unique value of non-formal methodology for comprehensive, useful and inclusive learning in any post-pandemic educational

  • POLCAT: Polish adventure in Barcelona

    The decision to start the project was a piece of cake. I’m not a person who overthink every decision for many days. If you started thinking about something, it means that you want to try. So, just try. Life is so easy. I love the big cities and the opportunities

  • What will bring us an European training?

    ‘Water is a message from the universe’ Masaru Emoto Masaru Emoto was a Japanese scientist known for his controversial claims that words, sentences, sounds, and thoughts directed toward a volume of water would influence the shape of ice crystals obtained from it. According to Emoto, the aesthetic appearance of crystals

  • Benefits of participating in a youth exchange

    Hello everyone! I am Lorena and I have been working for 7 years at the FCV. Taking the opportunity to clean up during these days of confinement, I found a promotional brochure of the second youth exchange in which I participated, now 12 years ago!, which made me reflect on

  • Which things you can learn during a local volunteering?

    Darwin’s theory has taught us throughout history that evolution depends on the law of the fittest. However, there are many authors and biologists who discuss this theory: survival does not depend on the strongest, but on cooperation between equals. The theory of cooperation as a key element for evolution has

  • Life is a set of rites of passage

    There is something that impressed me in the trip to the United Kingdom to complete a rites of passage project. The place itself is near Wales, between Stroud and Gloucester (pronounced as Glouster), called ‘Asha Center’. At the beginning of everything, long before I set foot in Asha, there was