• “Parlons Français !” – Conversation workshop

    Hello I’m Jade and I’m from Normandy, France. I’m in Barcelona doing an EVS at Fundació Catalunya Voluntària. Since I am living in Barcelona, I am meeting a lot of people who can speak French. This people are telling me that they used to study French at secondary school for

  • Training session. Resolution 2250/2015 on Youth, Peace and Security

    The United Nations recognizes the value of youth participation in peace promotion. The Fundació Catalunya Voluntaria-FCV organizes on May 8 a day of training and exchange dedicated to leaders, activists and representatives of Catalan non-profit organizations. The topic of the day is the Resolution 2250/2015 of the Security Council of

  • I want to be an influencer… but a real one!

    On March 23th, at Casa del Mar in Barcelona, the Fundació Catalunya Voluntària team attended to an interesting presentation about how to be an influencer made by Fiorella, volunteer at the FCV. This idea came after some of Fiorella’s life experiences and a lot of research and conversations with well

  • Change has started!

    This weekend the preparations for the youth exchange Start the Cha(i)nge have started, that will take place at the end of May in Vilanova i la Geltrú with the participation of young people from Lithuania, Turkey, Romania and Catalonia. The group leaders of the four participant countries have met for

  • Picnic Against Racism

    To start the spring season in the best way possible, this 21st of March the Catalunya Voluntària Foundation team celebrated the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination – declared by the General Assembly of United Nations in 1960 – and the European Action Week Against Racism organizing and

  • “Separated, we are invisible. Together we are invincible” (Y. Taya)

    The FCV hosted on 26th February at the Casa del Mar, in Barcelona, ​​the international meeting of the Foundation for South-North Mediterranean Dialogue (Fondation Dialogue Sud- Nord Mediterranée), entity based in Belgium, that brings together entities decided to favor collaboration and dialogue between both shores of the Mediterranean since 2006.

  • Learning about diversity – Study visit in Barcelona

    From 16th to 24th June of 2017, the FCV hosted a study visit in Barcelona to learn about good practices in the fields of intercultural learning and diversity management. FCV, together with other 2 Catalan promoter organizations based in Barcelona: the private Foundation FICAT, and the Catalan Colleage of Social

  • Arrival training “The light in the darkness”

    Last week I went to Coma-Ruga, Tarragona, for my on arrival training. Since I arrived to FCV, everybody was talking to me about the on arrival training, and how it changes our vision and experience of EVS. Personally, I was a little bit worried about it. I was thinking that

  • My internship with the FCV

    Hello! I’m Julia, from Germany and I’ve just finished my Erasmus+ internship in the FCV. I already lived in Barcelona for a year when I did my master in anthropology in 2016, and since then I always wanted to come back. This internship has been the perfect opportunity to reconnect with

  • Antiracist Picnic

    This Wednesday is the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and we organize a picnic in the Tres Chimneys park (next to the FCV office) at 14h. Would you like to participate? Just 1) confirm your assistance by sending an email to: projectes.pau@catalunyavoluntaria.cat and 2) prepare a dish

  • A great experience at all levels

    The truth is that I had always been curious about volunteering, and this past year I had the opportunity to do it finally in the discount time, right before the age limit of 30. I had the opportunity to work on a project that He painted more than interesting in

  • Let life surprise you!

    Labukas!!! My name is Rita and I am currently doing a European Voluntary Service in Kaunas, Lithuania. I work as a volunteer at the Mes Kitokie Center (We Are Different), a center for children with special needs. The vast majority of children in the center are diagnosed with ASD, but

  • My first month in Barcelona

    My name is Jade. I am 22 and I am coming from Normandy, France. I passed my interview for my EVS the 22th of December. Three weeks later, the 8th of January, I was leaving to Barcelona and to my new life for the next 10months. I have to admit

  • Start the Cha(i)nge

    This year, the Fundació Catalunya Voluntària will host the youth exchange “Start the Cha(i)nge” from 19 to 27th of May. The exchange, which will take place in Vilanova i la Geltrú, will be carried out with the participation of 20 young people from Catalonia, Turkey, Lithuania and Romania. This exchange

  • Let’s change realities!

    How can we tackle social issues in our local communities? This was one of the main topics of the training course “Changing Realities” which took place from 1-9 February in Slavonski Brod, Croatia. Young peacebuilders representing 13 organizations from different European countries came together to learn about the potential of