• About participatory processes for young people and how to take them to Georgia

    Between February 26 and March 1, the meeting for the launch of a new long-term project in which the Fundació Catalunya Voluntària-FCV collaborates took place. Coordinated by the Georgian entity Academy for Peace and Development, ‘Empower for Change’ is a project carried out by the Italian entity Sikanie, the Austrian

  • FCV prepares an institutional conference to join forces in favor of volunteering in the Arab world

    The Fundació Catalunya Voluntària-FCV is glad to share more information regarding the I International Forum ‘Volunteering in the Arab World – Challenges and Opportunities’. During the forum, on the 3rd of May in Vilanova y la Geltrú, in the Victor Balaguer Museum, will take place an institutional conference: ‘Common Challenges

  • Antigona On tour

    Maria: Team leader, graduated in Law. She is 26 years old and lives with her parents in the neighborhood of Sant Andreu. She works in a store and she sees youth exchanges as «bubbles of happiness». A cheerful girl who likes to receive all the attention in any place and moment. Alba: The youngest of the

  • Everything ready for the Class Privilege youth exchange in Vilanova i la Geltrú!

    The preparatory meeting for the Privilege Class youth exchange, which will take place in early April in Vilanova i la Geltrú, was held on the weekend from 22-25 February and was attended by young people from Lithuania, The Netherlands, Romania, Ireland and Catalonia. In total, ten participants of the program

  • Exploring Peacebuilding & Conflict Resolution through Non-Formal Education

    Six in the morning and the aircraft touches down after five hours – it was a long but comfortable flight.  Later on, our team coming from Barcelona, formed by two Germans and two Spanish, arrived in Rustavi, a city near to Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia. We leave our luggage

  • Young people will have the chance to discover new volunteer projects in the Arab world during a fair of entities

    The I International Forum ‘Volunteering in the Arab World – Challenges and Opportunities’, which is being organized by the Fundació Catalunya Voluntària-FCV, will host a fair of entities of several volunteering initiatives in different countries in the Arab world. This will be a very good opportunity to find out concrete

  • Amarante, second TLNMobilicat destination, welcomes us with open arms

    The Fundació Catalunya Voluntària-FCV had recently the opportunity to travel to Amarante (Portugal). This is the place where the 5 young participants from Catalonia will be taking their internship with the support of TLN-Mobility Program « Ampliant Horitzons: Pràctiques professionals a Europa », organized by the FCV and founded by the Employment Service of

  • FCV is organizing the first ever international Arab forum in Europe

    The Fundació Catalunya Voluntària-FCV team is glad to announce the I International Forum ‘Volunteering in the Arab World – Challenges and Opportunities’, which will be held from the 29th of April until the 4th of May in Vilanova i la Geltrú and Barcelona. This first ever international forum held in Europe

  • The MOOC course about interculturality and integration is already available

    The online course MOOC–Union of Minorities. Educational Tools for the European cultural mosaic’ is already available and, those who are interested, can already enroll it through the Associazione Informagiovani website. The MOOC course is designed for educators, youth workers, social assistants and professionals working with cultural minorities and multicultural groups. At

  • How a volunteering project helped me to find my vocation

    Hello! Hola! My name is Blanca, I’m 23 years old, and I’m from Vigo a small city in the region of Galicia, in the northwest of Spain. I studied Social Work, from 2013 till 2017, at the University of Vigo, and in my third year, I went to study to

  • Success of the second Arab International Conference on Volunteerism

    Between February 6 to 10 was held the second Arab International Conference on Volunteerism in Hammamet, Tunisia. Organised by the International Union of Websites, at the event participated more than 50 representatives of different volunteering organisations such as Algeria, Yemen, Kuwait, Iraq, Morocco, Palestine, Egypt, Tunisia, Lebanon and Mauritania. Additionally,

  • First meeting of the KA3 project – Through the Lens of the Other

    Fundació Catalunya Voluntària Foundation is a partner and promoter institution of the 2-year project (2019-2020) Through the Lens of the Other, which is led by the entity Inter Alia from Greece. The program includes the participation of 12 entities and institutions besides Greece, Italy, Malta, Turkey, Germany, Sweden, Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, and the United Kingdom. From January 17 to

  • Presentation day of the European Solidarity Corps

    Europe wants to keep building European solidarity and volunteering activities. This is one of the conclusions drawn after the presentation ceremony of the European Solidarity Corps, which took place on Monday, February 11, at the Meier Auditorium of the MACBA, in Barcelona. The purpose of this program? Foster solidarity in

  • Lluc Martí: “Volunteering has the power to overcome borders and create relationships between people and entities around the world”

    From 6 to 10 February, the Tunisian city of Hammamet hosts the International Forum of Volunteers of the Arab World. The Fundació Catalunya Voluntària (FCV) is one of the three invited European entities, and the digital newspaper Xarxanet interviews Lluc Martí, responsible for FCV projects, about this international event where

  • My arrival to Barcelona

    Hello, I’m Alice, from Estonia, and I’m now volunteer at the Fundació Catalunya Voluntària. It has been almost a month since I arrived in Barcelona. I must admit that coming from a country as small as Estonia and now moving to a big city like Barcelona was an intimidating thought,