Elisenda Rovira - Coordinator of Mèdia.cat yearbook on Media Blackouts / Photograph: Mèdia.Cat

Elisenda Rovira: "We are under no pressure from any large financer; we owe ourselves to the collective interests of the people supporting us"

We have talked with the coordinator of the "Mèdia.cat yearbook on Media Blackouts" about the health of the media and the health of the journalism.

Ideas to improve visual communication / Photograph: Pexels

10 ideas to improve visual communication

Visual images such as graphs, infographics, flyers or tag clouds can help non-profit organizations get their message across more clearly.

European flag / Photograph: Rock Cohen, Flickr

What must we know about European projects

What do you need to consider before participating in European calls? Here you have six very basic tips.

Antina Sander, Deputy Executive Director at RGI, at the 5th European Grid Conference / Photograph: RGI

Antina Sander: "For the enterprises, NGOs are a source of expertise that they often don’t have but urgently need"

We have talked with the Deputy Executive Director of the Renewables Grid Initiative about the situation of the renewable energies in Europe and the work of this organization.

Tips and thoughts on non-profits management

One fact that strikes me about the non-profit sector is the little relevance (initially!) that is given to money. A group of people identify a social need and starts doing things. At a given time, they suddenly realise that to carry out all they have planned they need… money!

We do not have to “reinvent the wheel” each time a project starts. / Photograph: Tama66, Pixabay

Knowledge management means making use of individuals' knowledge so that it can be deployed in organizational learning. These are five initiatives that have been useful over CODESPA’s years of experience in managing knowledge.

A whole new world of opportunities has opened up to fundraisers in the non-profit sector after the economic crisis, writes Irene Tarradellas.

Why is managing knowledge so important for organizations? Mónica Gil-Casares throws some light on this question.

The Petra Camp, where Anna and the team from DSR were providing basic dental care / Photograph: DSR

From Lesvos to Petra, changes without solutions

Olga Margalef was in Lesvos when scores of refugees were arriving. Anna Sorio visited Petra, after the makeshift camps were being dismantled and the official military camps set up. What has changed?

Maria Khayat Assi, CEO of Beyond Association / Photograph: BEYOND Association

Maria Khayat Assi: "We are helping to educate a generation who believes in human rights and will be ready to work once back to Syria"

The CEO of BEYOND Association, an NGO working with Syrian children in Lebanon, explains us how the organization has adapted to several emergencies, from the 2006 war to the present Syrian refugee crisis.

Paula Farias, Operational Manager for the Mediterranean for MSF / Photograph: MSF

Paula Farias: "For us, the challenge is to force the EU to fulfil its legal and moral duty and to, once again, launch rescue operations"

We have talked with Paula Farias, Operational Manager for the Mediterranean for MSF, about the present refugee crisis and the role that NGOs are playing in it.

Refugee.tv team and logo

Refugee.tv: an act of empowerment

Refugee.tv is an online platform launched by an Austrian moviemaker with the support of asylum seekers who wish to explain their personal stories. Thanks to several crowdfunding campaigns, this TV channel provides them with the opportunity to continue with their professional career.

Refugee Camp - Font: Pixabay

Analysis of the refugee situation in the world in 2016

The figure of displaced people is now more than 60 million. Syria, Afghanistan or Somalia are some of the countries these people are fleeing. We will examine this humanitarian crisis to try to understand what is happening.

The title of Solomon originates from the main character of the book "The Elephant's Journey" by the Portuguese author Jose Saramago / Photograph: Solomon

Solomon, the Greek magazine giving a voice to refugees

The publication aims at contributing to integrate newcomers from other corners of the World into society. 

Small-scale boats in Almeria (Spain) / Photograph: LIFE

Claudia Orlandini: "We build bridges between small-scale fishermen and the political institutions"

Low Impact Fishers of Europe (LIFE) is an umbrella organization which makes the voice heard of local fishermen communities. Claudia Orlandini, LIFE communications officer, tells us about the project.

Frame of "Change your shoes" campaign video / Labour Behind The Label

Are your shoes ethical and sustainable? Change your shoes!

Organisations from around Europe and Asia are pushing forward a campaign to fight human and labour rights abuses in the shoe industry and to demand transparency and changes in EU regulations.

NEET U

Fighting youth exclusion through social innovation

NEET U, a project funded by the Erasmus+ programme, aims to change Not in Employment, Education or Training (NEET) situations by re-activating experienced seniors.

Highlights

NCVO campaigns conference

Researchers, policy makers and practitioners will meet in Nottingham at the 2016 Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research Conference on 8-9th September.