Social and ethical technology
During the same days of the Mobile World Congress there will be in Barcelona other more ethical and solidarity-based alternatives. Blood minerals, labour rights, and technological sovereignty are some of the topics that will be discussed at these three events.

Volunteering: self-benefit or real help?

Laura Casas shares her thoughts on the true motivations of many volunteers and the non-profit organisations hosting them.

Poverty image. Photo: Pixabay

The ethics of using images from Humanitarian aid NGOs

Fundraising campaigns often use photos and themes that conjure up images of horror and destruction. But where do we draw the line between appealing to our emotions and the so-called “poverty porn”?

Donald Trump, President of the US. Photo: Michael Vardon, Flickr

Amnesty International condemns Trump’s activities against refugees blockage

The organisation protecting human rights claims that Trump’s decisions, which judge people according to their religion, promote a rhetoric of hate.

The Gathering is the biggest UK’s third sector event / Image: thegathering.eventgrid.com

The Gathering, the Scottish third sector's meeting point

The event will be held on Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd February at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) in Glasgow.

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5 ways to make your organisation’s report more attractive

Annual reports don’t always have to be cumbersome and boring.

Girl drinking water in a disco. Image: FCC

#TournéeMinérale, the campaign to fight cancer in Belgium

The Belgian Foundation against Cancer is promoting an initiative that invites participants to not drink alcohol at all for 28 days.

Danish people participating in the campaign. Image: Youtube

“Help a Dane”, a campaign asking foreigners to save Denmark citizens from skin cancer

The Danish Cancer Society has launched a funny initiative for a serious issue mentioning five popular holiday destinations and reminding travelers to protect themselves against the sun.

Entrance to the cinema / Photo: Zumzeig Cinecooperativa

“Our activism focuses on being a window to productions that widen our vision to other realities”

In the neighbourhood of Sants in Barcelona, Zumzeig cinema offers a broad and committed programme in a space for reflexion and sharing. They explain this in this interview.

Bikes. Photo: Wikipedia

Bikes, the means of transport integrating refugees in London

The Bike Project reuses second-hand bikes, repairs them and gives them to people who are fleeing their countries of origin. Every year, 13,500 asylum seekers arrive in the British capital. 27,500 bikes are abandoned during the same time period.

Female genital mutilation. Photo: MONUSCO Photos, Flickr

European network of NGOs to prevent female genital mutilation

Doctors of the World is one of the 15 organisations involved in the project, aiming to ensure sustainable European action to end female circumcision all over the world.  

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

Aarhus, waiting to become the European Volunteering Capital

Denmark’s second largest city will live a 2017 full of activities as the European Capital of Culture while it prepares to take over from Sligo. Let’s find out how volunteering is in this Northern European city.

Highlights

Mobile devices and Apps are offering new opportunities for non-profit organisations. Launching a fundraising campaign is not easy, for that reason we present some useful tools.