• A year after my EVS experience

    I’m Nayara, I’m 22 and one year ago I undertook my EVS in Poland, in a project called Multikulti. The goal of the project was to teach and learn about the culture of the people that were there, as well as teach and learn from the children we were tutoring.

  • Volunteering for Social Change

    From the 7th to the 10th of November took place the 24th IAVE World Conference, organized by IAVE, the Mexican Centre of Philanthropy – CEMEFI and Amevol. Once every two years the conference becomes the main meeting point for NGOs and volunteering associations leaders, volunteers, company managers, governments (yes, that’s

  • A letter to ASHA

    I remember the first day I arrived here for a training course. I went down the stairs of the kitchen and I saw Clara through the glass, drying the dishes. I entered the kitchen and I started to speak with her. A few days later I remember entering again and

  • EVS in Bulgaria

    The first day I arrived to the flat at dawn, because my flight was late and I couldn’t get that bus – which takes 2 hours to get to Stara Zagora – and I had to catch the train – which takes 5. I was the first volunteer to get

  • Training of Trainers “Understanding and Working with Conflict 2017”

    To all the peacebuilders and multipliers! We have extraordinary news for you! The 2017 Training of trainers-ToT Understanding and Working with Conflict is already in motion! As in previous years (since 2010) Fundació Catalunya Voluntària – FCV will provide a training to young people who want to take the initiative to

  • XXIV IAVE’s World Volunteer Conference

    Lluc Martí, the coordinator of the program “Active Volunteers” will participate in the XXIV IAVE’s World Volunteer Conference which will take place in Mexico City from the 7th to the 11th of November, hosted by the “Centro Mexicano para la Filantropía – CEMEFI” and organized by the International Association for

  • A Serbian’s journey through Madrid and Cercedilla

    My adventure in Spain continues. This time I had an actual journey. To Madrid, to Cercedilla to be exact. And why was I going to this small, charming village? Well, as an EVS volunteer I am obligated to go to an on-arrival training. Mine just happened to be in the

  • Youth Exchange “EcoMission” in Latvia

    Welcome future volunteers, I am writing to you in order to share my anecdotes about a youth exchange I did. In spring, I decided to do a different trip so I took part in international project named “EcoMission”, which is about environmental problems in our countries, and how our governments

  • 4th Short Movies Exhibition!

    On the 27th of October, Fundació Catalunya Voluntària organized the fourth edition of the Short Movies Exhibition. During the exhibition, which was held at the CIDOB, we showed the videos nine young people who participated with FCV in some Erasmus+ international mobility project, such as the EVS – European Voluntary

  • Recognition of young people’s role in worldwide peace building processes

    On the 9th of December 2015 the United Nations Security Council unanimously approved the first UN resolution dedicated to youth, peace and world safety, which supposed an historical recognition of young people’s role in peace building actions. Said resolution, which all of the member states of the United Nations are

  • We’re Mountain Assistants in Bulgaria

    Two months ago, the 14th of June, I undertook my adventure to start my EVS project – Mountain Assistants – in Sofia, Bulgaria. The reception was very warm and friendly. From this moment the adapting process to a new home, new culture, new language and new work began. Since the beginning

  • UNOY Forum in The Hague: the impact on public policies at worldwide level

    Lluc Martí, the coordinator of FCV’s program “Voices for Peace” participated in the 3rd UNOY – United Network of Young Peacebuilders International Forum, celebrated in the Hague, Holland, from the 20th to the 24th of September. The meeting was mostly dedicated to make know UNOY’s impact in the development of global public

  • A Serbian’s journey through Barcelona, part 1

    Leaving a country that you are used to, leaving all the known places, faces and smells to go and meet some others, completely foreign and distant is something some people consider brave, while others consider crazy and pointless. My friends had the former opinion, and said goodbye to me with

  • Empowering for Change – Youth Exchange in Vilanova

    From the 23rd to the 30th of August 2016, the Youth Exchange ‘Empowering for Change’ took place in Molí de Mar, in Vilanova y la Geltrú (Barcelona, Spain), with 23 participants coming from Latvia, Greece and Catalonia. The activity was focused on understanding the value of change, as the action

  • The “Learning Curve” guide is finally online

    We are pleased to announce that online tool The Learning Curve has been published. The guide was specifically ideated for non-profit youth organizations that work in the field of Peace building and that what to analyze their routines and working methods in order to carry out actions and programs that are sustainable