The Fundació Catalunya Voluntària-FCV is glad to share more information regarding the I International Forum ‘Volunteering in the Arab World – Challenges and Opportunities’. During the forum, on the 3rd of May in Vilanova y la Geltrú, in the Victor Balaguer Museum, will take place an institutional conference: ‘Common Challenges for the Development of Volunteering in the Arab World’.

This institutional conference is aimed towards identifying the main challenges that volunteering faces in the Arab region. Therefore, the objectives of this conference are to offer information and support in order to create new strong and lasting relationships for future collaboration between entities of the Arab region and Europe. In addition, we foresee to make a declaration during this conference that will further help to support the institutionalization of volunteering in the Arab region.

Apart from the participating organizations from the Arab region, FCV has also invited and counts on the participation and support of representatives of various institutions and international organizations.

The Fundació Catalunya Voluntària, an entity that has more than 10 years of experience in the organization of international courses, seminars and conferences, is very glad to organize and promote this first ever Arab Forum that will take place in Europe, an event that holds such historic value. The FCV team is confident that this international Arab forum will be a great step towards new exchanges and partnerships between the two regions, not only in regards to the institutionalization of volunteerism in the Arab region, but also in the sense of giving an opportunity for the local Catalan youth to participate in the volunteering action in the Arab region and therefore having the unique chance to become part of the strengthening of volunteerism in the Arab countries.

For further information and details about the forum program please see the official activity program.