• “Am I ready for this challenge?” – EVS in Kaunas, Lituania

    Labas! My name is Cristina and I am doing a European Volunteering Service in Kaunas. I am working as a volunteer at Dienos Socialinės Globos Centras, a social-service daycare center that is intended for children with physical and/or mental disabilities from age 7 to 19. I have always loved working

  • “I came to Barcelona to search myself and who I want to be”

    As a volunteer in FCV, I participated to my midterm training, between the 23th and 26th of july. During 4 days, I was in Mollina, Malaga, with other volunteers from everywhere in Europe. This training have been the opportunity to take a look back on my 7 months passed in

  • ‘Adarró +2500 years ago’ – Exchange results

    After collecting some information about the activity of the international youth exchange, organised by FCV in Vilanova y la Geltrú (Barcelona) from the 7th to 15th of August, we can share good news: the exchange reached its social and educational results, and we are really satisfied with it! It helped

  • Young Taiwanese volunteers from Hakka culture visited Catalonia

    Fundació Catalunya Voluntària promoted the meeting between the Consortium for Linguistic Normalization of the Government of Catalonia and the Government of Taiwan. Fundació Catalunya Voluntària-FCV promoted a high level meeting between a group of 20 people, including the members of the Ministry for Hakka Affairs of the Government of the

  • Mediterranean Youth Exchange about Cultural and Natural Heritage ‘Adarró, + 2500 years ago’

    From 7 to 15 August, 25 young people from Sicily, Greece and Catalonia took part in the youth exchange ‘Adarró, + 2500 ago’ at the Molí de Mar, on the lighthouse beach of Vilanova i la Geltrú (Catalonia, Spain). The main aim of this youth exchange was to learn how

  • Do you want to be part of the Catalan delegation at the 25th IAVE volunteer world conference?

    Every two years, the World Volunteer Association – International Association for Volunteer Effort – IAVE organizes the most important conference that, on volunteering, takes place around the world. On this occasion, the conference will take place again in Europe and, more specifically, in the Bavarian city of Augsburg, Germany, from

  • Training course in Cascais: “Educating Global Youth”

    Last January I joined a training course in Cascais organized by Rota Jovem. Agatha, Diana, Gisela and I were chosen to stand for the Fundació Catalunya Voluntària. The objective was to get to know the different challenges of global education to encourage young people to participate actively in society. Among

  • End of the Workshop “Parlons Français!”

    The 27th of June, I met for the last time my dear “students” for the workshop about French conversation. After two month of regular meeting, we end up to the beautiful Laberint d’Horta. As a volunteer in the Fundació Catalunya Voluntària, I had to organize a workshop to share my

  • Palermo is and will be a home for me

    It is easy to imagine what an experience abroad can bring to us: discover a new culture and impregnate from it, learn a new language, unknown landscapes that become familiar. However, we can only make a vague idea that reality ends up transforming. Although I do not remember what I

  • My second home in the Mediterranean

    My EVS project just started in October 2nd, my birthday’s day, marking the beginning of a new stage away from home, in Palermo (Sicily), which could not start better, already surrounded by people which, despite being unknown, welcomed me with open arms. Now that I am at the very end

  • Stereotypes, what?

    To deal with the wave of racism in Europe, just few days after the refugee week, on the 27th of June, at Casa del Mar, FCV organized a workshop about stereotypes, prejudices and discrimination and how to break them. The workshop was a follow-up activity of a training course “Changing

  • Volunteering in Ankara: Such a great experience

    Porto gairebé un mes participant en un projecte de Servei Voluntari Europeu de dos mesos a l’entitat System & Generation a Ankara i l’experiència és completament sorprenent. En aquest país, la cultura i tradició és molt diferent de la que conec, el que el fa un lloc interessant per aprendre

  • My EVS experience in Turkey

    Hi! My name is Emma Pla and I have done a short-term EVS in Ankara, Turkey, from April 1 to May 31. I am eighteen years old and I live in Sant Cugat del Vallés. I decided to do a sabbatical year when I finished high school and I spoke

  • Training “Natural Elements”

    Last April I had the pleasure to attend the training for trainers “Natural Elements” in Georgia. There, I met some exceptional trainers from whom I learned a lot of non-formal education tools in natural environments for working with young people. I have already started to use them in my activities

  • “Adarró, more than 2.500 years ago”

    On August 7, the next youth exchange that the Fundació Catalunya Voluntària hosts in Vilanova i la Geltrú will begin and continue until August 15. This activity will host boys and girls from Greece, Italy and here, Catalonia, with the aim of introducing permaculture and learning to take advantage of