International Day of Peace
Iceland, Denmark, Austria, New Zealand and Portugal are at the top of rank in the 2016 Global Peace Index. According to the international study, the countries faced with more violence are Syria, South Sudan and Iraq.
Andanças festival. Photo by Jose Manuel Costa

Andanças festival: building community and sustainability through dance

The festival, organised by the PédeXumbo association and where volunteering plays an important role, has been articulating cultural and generational exchanges through folk dances for two decades now.

Shelter: 50 years of research

Campbell Robb, the Chief Executive at Shelter, talks about Shelter's 50 years of research.

Ideas to improve visual communication / Photograph: Pexels

10 ideas to improve visual communication

Graphs, infographics, flyers or tag clouds can help non-profit organizations get their message across more clearly.

Andy Curtis is Senior Research Officer at the Institute for Volunteering Research (UK)

Andy Curtis: "Employer-supported volunteering can introduce people to volunteering who may not have thought of doing it before"

The Senior Research Officer at IVR made a presentation on his ESV research at the Volunteering and Voluntary Sector Research Conference. He shared some insights with us.

Can better governance help UK charities through today’s trials?

Taking steps to boost leadership excellence should help counter the challenges faced by UK charities, writes Jonathan Lindsell.

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?

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.

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.

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 into society. 

Highlights

Nur Azam Anuarul Perai

The PhD Student at Stirling University, in Scotland, is carrying out a research on the Malaysian third sector. Its final aim is to measure the economic contribution of the sector.