• Be Youth Worker Today –BYWT

    On the 25th, 26th and 27th of November, FCV took part in the meeting “Be Youth Worker Today –BYWT“ organized by the Catalan Association of Professionals of Youth Policies. During these days, more than 150 professionals in local, national or in ternational youth work gathered to debate and work on

  • Volunteering for Peace

    Fundació Catalunya Voluntària is pleased to announce  that from the 12th to 19th of December it will host the latest training course of the Peace Bag for EuroMed Youth network in the seaside town of Vilanova i la Geltrú, 45 km south of Barcelona. The capacity building activity ‘Volunteering for Peace’ aims

  • Personal Branding in Romania

    This week I took part in a training course about Personal Branding. The course’s objective is to improve youth employment, in order to help young people across Europe to have access to a larger number of those resources needed to enter the labor market. The course revolved around the development

  • Meeting in Cyprus

    The FCV had a meeting in Nicosia, Cyprus, with the NGO Support Centre organisation, member of the Peace Bag for EuroMed Youth Network. The network is formed by 17 non lucrative organisations from 14 countries that collaborate in the promotion of PeaceCulture in the euromediterranean region. The greek-cypriot organisation is co-responsible of

  • My experience with FCV

    Every time you have to start a new adventure abroad is the same: you are nervous, excited, impatient… and you are a bit afraid. Afraid because you have to start again from zero, you have to find a flat, make new friends. At the beginning, it’s not easy. But at

  • Better Start Coaching

    Feelings of anxiety, nerves, expectation, hesitation and just not believing the news you have received (“you are one of the participants chosen to take part in this project”); and these are minor emotions, compared to the ones that you’ll experience through the whole process. 10 countries, 20 participants. For my first

  • PIPO Barcelona

    Fundació Catalunya Voluntària will take part in the meditation week organized by Peace Revolution Spain in Barcelona, between the 1st and the 6th of December. Peace Revolution is an international project that believes in meditation as a tool for personal development. This is the reason why they are organizing a meditation

  • International Training of Trainers in Vilanova i la Geltrú

    From the 11th to 18th of October, in Vilanova i la Geltrú, Barcelona, there will be a training of trainers as part of the project ‘Understanding and Working with Conflict 2015’. The course, which is organised by Fundació Catalunya Voluntària (FCV) and UNOY Peacebuilders, will involve the participation of 24

  • 3rd Short Film Exhibition

    The 3rd Short Film Exhibition organized by the FCV took place last September 29th. The event took place at the ‘Casa del Mar’ and served as a meeting point for many young people. On the one hand, the ones who had participated in international mobility projects (EVS, Youth Exchanges, Training

  • The Law on Volunteering, unanimously approved

    On the 23rd of July 2015 the Parliament of Catalonia unanimously approved the Law on Volunteering. Its text is composed by X articles and it is the result of a wide agreement among the political forces and the work of months of debate and discussion among the presenters of the

  • Let’s Play, Sing and Dance Together in Barcelona

    The project “Let’s Play, Sing and Dance Together: Effective Non-Formal Education for Adults”, which began on August 2013 ended this past July. After two years, the program was concluded in Barcelona, during the last mobility, because FCV was the coordinating organization of the entire program. Looking back, we believe that

  • Workshops ‘Create your personal brand and be a social entrepreneur’

    Personal Branding for Youth Entrepreneurship. The youngest generation of adults (18 to 25) is often described as the “jobless generation”, a fact which is based on official data showing that one in two young people of this age are unemployed. The effects of this situation affect the economic and social

  • A small story about: youth, personal branding and social entrepreneurship

    Youth exchange ‘Personal Branding for Youth Entrepreneurship’ 21 young people from Catalonia, Greece, Poland and Romania met in Vilanova i la Geltru (Barcelona) for a youth exchange focused on Personal Branding for Youth Entrepreneurship. They spent their first nine days of August in the relaxing atmosphere of Moli de Mar,

  • Pre-departure training

    On Thursday 18th of June, we had the EVS pre-departure training with 5 persons who are selected to be EVS volunteers across the Europe. This training took place right before packing their bags and starting a new phase in their lives. Their projects will last between 2 and 12 months

  • Research visit at CEIPES

    From the 7th to the 10th of July, the third transnational meeting took place in the organization of CEIPES in Palermo (Sicily). The meeting had aim to investigate how to control, evaluate and learn from projects and members of the organisation (interns, volunteers, internal members). This research is part of the