With the implementation of the ESC (European Solidarity Corps), come the novelties of the new programme. The new guide has been in our hands since the beginning of May, and we want to present you some of the updates! As some of you will already know, the ESC (previously part
How to find your motivation? Wherever you are applying for a job, an internship or a voluntary service – it is always crucial to identify your needs and the real, indistinct motivation. Why do you want to apply for this, particular position? What motivates you? Do you have the skills
From August 9 to 29, the Fundació Catalunya Voluntària has hosted the project of Erasmus+ VET titled ‘Career Opportunities in Agriculture’, an internship experience which results from an agreement with the ‘Vasil Levski’ Professional School of Agriculture, of Parvomay, implemented in partnership with the NGO Center for European Initiatives ‘Stara
One of the joys of international mobility with APROVE Association (Association for the Support of European Volunteering Projects) and other organizations is meeting with colleagues from different corners of the country, and being able to chat, contrast experience and share anecdotes and advices. It is from these meetings that the
We are all recognizing the formal ways of learning – structured, taught by teachers and proffesors at schools, universities or courses. Those educational institutions are giving us theoretical and practical knowledge about particular topics and are developing our ‘hard competences’ (e.g. learning data and administrative skills). However, there are also
When we think about tourism, we always picture far away cities, landscapes and environment. But most of the times, we miss knowing better what is going around us at a local level. We would like to introduce one of our best practices as a way to discover your city in
European Union and non-governmental organisations are offering a lot of opportunities for youth – teenagers, students, recent graduates and all the young people interested in self-development, improving their knowledge, enhancing their proffesional path or interested in volunteering. There are different programmes directed to specific age groups and aimed to support
On May 19, the FCV organizes a 90-minute online training dedicated to teachers, psychologists and tutors of students from the ‘Joan Coromines’ secondary school institute, located in the neighborhood of Hostafrancs (Barcelona), where the FCV and Artixoc are carrying out workshops and activities using theater and non-formal activities as the
From 9 to 29 May, the Fundació Catalunya Voluntaria will host in Vilanova y la Geltrú, and around the county of Garraf, a practical internship activity titled ‘Career Opportunities in Agriculture’. Its objective is to know the work carried out by companies and organizations of the ecological agriculture, farming, livestock
The FCV holds the first session of the international training ‘Fridays for Advocacy’, an initiative of the international network Inter Alia. The objective of the session was to understand the important role that youth organizations and young people can play as leaders of public advocacy actions, useful to draw attention
It is difficult to describe in a single word this past year 2020. In fact, it has been a strange year where emotions, feelings and fears have occupied each and every day. At this point I think that we all agree on something; 2020 has not been an easy year.
It’s already March – primavera is in the air, the days are longer. It’s been already four months of my ESC project in Fundacio Catalunya Voluntaria. For me it’s the time to make a small evaluation. So how does it feel to be abroad, to make such a life change?
Participating in society goes far beyond voting in elections, and there are many paths that can be taken and things that can be done in order to advance the improvement of society. One of these paths is that of advocacy. Advocate means influencing the creation of the changes that society
We spend our lives planning our days and making long-term plans. But sometimes the most unexpected surprises you, and in the best way. Something like that happened to me three months ago. Let’s get situated: the year is 2020, there is a pandemic (I think), and we are all in
This original FCV proposal has been selected to be part of the training offer of the ‘Educate in diversity’ initiative, organized by the European Institute of the Mediterranean in collaboration with the Secretariat for Migration and Citizenship of the Catalan Government and the Terrassa City Council. The FCV will carry