• ”Volunteering is not only about working, but there is also free time to travel”

    In 2018, just before finishing my graduate in psychology, I began to wonder what my next step would be. The idea of ​​taking a master’s degree was drawn vaguely in my future, but the fact of continuing to study another year was not too attractive: I wanted to take some

  • “I think that you can never realize how fast time flies until you experience your EVS”

    Being an EVS volunteer is not always a straight path to follow: you may feel a bit lost the first few days and, in my case, the students in my school thought I was a Student-teacher –  it took more than a month for them to see the difference. European

  • An adventure full of emotions, challenges, new faces, new places

    Servus everyone, I’m Silvia. Wie geht is dir? Ich bin sehr gut. Before I begin to explain my adventure, I would like to clarify that I am from Barcelona and I am 23 years old. I have always lived in Barna. And I had no plans to get out of

  • For me it has been a “local TLN“ I have had to improve competencies I did not have

    Having the opportunity to be a mentor in a project such as TLN is an experience that not only enriching for participants but also for the team that ensures the good functioning of the different stages of the project. We have had the opportunity to observe all the changes that

  • Project meeting ”Empower for Change”

    From October 30 to November 3, Lluc Martí – a coordinator of the FCV-, participated in the second transnational meeting of the project for the exchange of good practices in the field of Youth “Empower for Change”, which lasted two years, and is set to facilitate the creation of new

  • 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,