• 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

  • My internship at FCV

    Do you know when you think you have all your future perfectly figured out, but then something happens that makes you reconsider everything you? Well, the exact same thing happened to me about three months ago, when I was told I had won a scholarship of the Erasmus+ program for

  • Youth Exchange: “Personal Branding 4EUth Entrepreneurship”

    From the 1st to the 9th of August in Vilanova i la Geltrú took place the youth exchange Personal Branding for Youth Entrepreneurship. The activity was attended by 21 young people between 18 and 25 years of age, interested in becoming entrepreneurs and coming from Greece, Poland, Romania and Catalonia. The main

  • Learn through Volunteering: What and How? – Impact

    Saturday, May 16th, Moli de Mar, Vilanova i La Geltru- a lonely place with a wonderful view of a green garden, the light brown beach and the blue sea (one of the favorite places of the FCV). Two trainers and two support persons waiting impatiently for the others. They’re coming

  • FCV Hosts the 2nd On-site Research Visit of the KA2 Project “Youth Impact”

    From the 3rd to the 6th of June FCV was visited by 3 researchers who met with the team at FCV (workers, volunteers, trainees and board members) in order to analyze the practices, routines and working methods used by FCV. The purpose was evaluating its programs and the management of