Access to the Internet may help more vulnerable children to develop their potential and find references.  Source:UNICEF

Internet can promote children’s rights, says UNICEF

The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund highlights that access to the Internet may help more vulnerable children to develop their potential and find references, while also warning of the risks entailed.

Sport and Social Commitment

For some time we’ve been living in a bubble of solidarity sports events, a reality which pushes us to ask ourselves many questions.

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.

Lupe, farmer and co-funder of Fortaleza del Valle Corporation

Invest your savings in projects that empower the South (rather than in stock markets)

Oikocredit Catalunya promotes ethical finances and gets people and entities' savings to invest them in projects related to global development and self-employment in the South, particularly those involving women who live in rural areas. 

European Volunteering Capital
Francesca Pisano with a volunteer.   Source: Aarhus 2018

Francesca Pisano, member of Aarhus 2018, talks about the aims and benefits of hosting the European Volunteering Capital 2018.

Sligo 2017

Ciara Herity, manager of the Sligo Volunteer Centre, talks about her experience as 2017 European Volunteering Capital.

Kosice.   Source: Kosice State Theatre

The Slovak city has been chosen, ahead of the other two finalists, Augsburg in Germany and Cascais in Portugal.

Located in the east of Denmark, Aarhus is the second most populated city in the country, with around 320,000 inhabitants / Photo: Gonzalo Pineda Zuniga, Flickr

Denmark’s second largest city lived a 2017 full of activities as the European Capital of Culture and this year it holds the European Volunteering Capital. Let’s find out how volunteering is in this Northern European city.

Non-profit organizations and rare diseases

The importance of the associative movement and volunteering when dealing with these diseases.

How to help your nonprofit: powerful messages and online funding

Jonathan Levitt has a long story of volunteering with homeless people and with children. He emphasizes how important powerful causes and messages are to attract donors. 

the winners of the Social Innovation Tournament 2017.   Source: EIB

A tournament to recognise the best european social entrepreneurs

The Social Innovation Tournament promotes the generation of innovative ideas that create social and environmental impact.

Fleeing to avoid a life in hiding.   Source: CCAR.

'Do not hide', a webpage on asylum rights for LGBTI people

The aim is to denounce the serious violation occurring in many countries of the basic rights of LGBTI people, who can seek asylum in Spain.

@TwitterForGood

#ReclaimSocial for nonprofits and for better vibrations all over the Internet

Lightful Services is a creative digital consultancy that helps beyond-profits transform how they do digital. Last february 6 they launched an online campaign to promote social networking for good. 

Front image of the i am a migrant platform's website

"I am a migrant", the platform where migrant personal stories are shared

These are some of the stories shared through UN Migration Agency's platform i am a migrant, a space that aims to fight xenophobia and antiimmigration narratives

Refugee camp in  Democratic Republic of Congo. The Guardian.

Violence, hunger and abuse worsen in the Democratic Republic of Congo

In its latest report, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) claims the situation in DRC is critical since December.   

Linguistic volunteer couples: why we never thought of it before?

English Catalan-based author Matthew Tree tells us about the main advantatges of linguistic volunteering in Catalonia.

SUSY project reports on the global health of social economy

Is social economy healthy enough?  The Sustainable and Solidarity Economy Project has launched a global report that aims to answer it. 

Highlights

Clara Garcia - Font: Beartsy.org

Clara Garcia Ortés is the voluntary president and project manager at Be Artsy, a non-profit association that develops creative projects for communities lacking access to provide training and experiences.

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