Volunteering & Solidarity in the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018

Europe is a community, a community of people, with a shared and inter-connected cultural heritage, that has volunteers and volunteering at its heart.

The Conference takes place on 19-20 April in Rijeka.

All you need to know about Volunteering in culture

A capacity building conference takes place on 19-20 April in Rijeka.

Atlas of Social Innovation.   Source: SI drive

The Atlas of social innovation is a reality

It is a unique knowledge repository of social innovation to create new practices for a better future. 

Mentoring is experiencing a nice moment and we must grasp this experience

Mentoring is a very powerful tool where the mentor and mentee exchange experiences and things in life, and where the process of change, empowerment and knowledge happen in both directions.

5 simple advices that can help you raise fundings for your nonprofit

Fundings are crucial for all kinds of nonprofits and tehir missions.The question is how to raise money.

Social Innovation.

Fundación Mapfre Awards for Social Innovation

This initiative arises from the intention to support innovative solutions that have the potential to make a major social impact.

Filipino factory workers protest

The Voice of the Workers: exploitation and workers' struggle in the Philippines

Setem Catalunya promotes a documentary about the lack of basic rights in the Philippine-based factories that produce for big international electronic and textile companies.

Shooting of FOCIR's Mountain Wilderness Association pill

FOCIR pills: 10 videos about 10 Catalan organizations open to the world

The Federation of Catalan organizations internationally Recognized (FOCIR) launches a video campaign to explain the work of Catalan organizations.

Evgenny Konnow, winner of the Jesús Serra foundation's award

Maria Canals' 64th edition: more than a piano contest

Last March, the Maria Canals piano contest took place in Barcelona. On the same time, the 1st International Conference of Piano Contests united International piano contests' managers. 

La Serreta, a cooperative social housing in Cardedeu by Sostre Cívic

Sostre cívic: soil that is not for sale but for a meaningful living

Housing is increasingly becoming a huge problem for big cities and urban areas in general. In this sense, Barcelona is no exception to this rule and, even if it is in a much subtler way, neither is Catalonia as a whole.

Source: EVC Sligo 2017

Will your city be the next European Volunteering Capital?

CEV calls for applications for the title of European Volunteering Capital Competition 2020. 

The app Abouit scanning a barcode to obtain product information.  Source: Etselquemenges.cat

‘Abouit’, the first ethical product comparator

The application allows consumers to study and compare the impact of products on the environment, society and health.

Barcelona view

Acaba association: Airbnb hosts defend themselves from abusive fees

Acaba association was created to protect Aibnb hosts from the Barcelona City Council. Its members claim they were using the platform to help them pay the rent, not to speculate.  

Highlights

This prize recognises the time, dedication and efforts that Europeans invested in nature protection within the Natura 2000 network.