FCV will host the international seminar “Youth Leadership for Advocacy”

Fundació Catalunya Voluntària is happy to share good news: we have received the support of the Erasmus+ Program of the European Commission to organize and carry out the training activity for youth workers ‘Youth Leadership for Advocacy’, which It will take place in Vilanova i la Geltrú (Barcelona) from 10 to 17 January 2022, if the situation of the global health crisis allows us.

The activity, in which we have been working for more than one year and a half and was postponed twice, is promoted by 15 non-profit and youth organizations from 13 countries, with which the FCV collaborates, and will bring together 24 people, leaders of the same entities that, and have fields of different actions, they want to improve their capacities to help young people to carry out advocacy actions, to design and promote campaigns and initiatives for the defence of rights and for the creation of new laws and rights.

The 4 main goals of the activity are:

1) Understand that advocacy is part of our role as non-profit and youth organizations.

2) Learn how to support young people to take leadership in the organization of new advocacy actions, actively participating in all phases.

3) Identify the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to carry out these actions successfully.

4) Collect the valid tools to develop and recognize this complex and specific competence.

As in previous activities, the seminar is built on the basis of the interests, expectations, experiences and knowledge of the people and entities that participate in the seminar, who will enjoy spaces to present their actions, debate and exchange experiences with their colleagues. making peer learning possible.

The 4 competencies (skills and attitudes) to which the activity is dedicated are: leadership, effective communication, networking, and campaigning. So that we consider them sufficiently relevant for the improvement of society and that, unfortunately, they are not part of the proposals offered by regulated training, with few exceptions.

The group will learn about different successful campaigns, which can be added to, and will be able to advance in the joint design of campaigns for the promotion and recognition of volunteering, non-regulated and intercultural learning and the role of young people as promoters and builders of peace.

Our goal is to motivate partner entities to carry out advocacy actions in their communities to make it possible for all people to have the same opportunities to volunteer.

Here you can find more information about the project.

The activity is planned to take place in the classic face-to-face format, which means an excellent opportunity to meet partners and colleagues from the third social and youth sector from Germany, Bulgaria, Estonia, Greece, Italy, Latvia, North Macedonia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia and Turkey, and learn first-hand about the effects of the pandemic. For more information about the activity, you can send us an email at projectes@catalunyavoluntaria.cat