Interviews

Gethyn Williams.      Source: Evessio

Gethyn Williams: “We are often asked as leaders in third sector organizations to do a lot with a very little resources”

Gethyn Williams, director of Development and engagement of Contact, talks about the leadership and entrepreneurial competences in the third sector organizations.

Margherita Bacigalupo.

Margherita Bacigalupo: "The EntreComp Framework can help the third sector to pursue its own goals of creating social value for others"

Margherita Bacigalupo, research fellow at Joint Research Centre of European Commission, talks about the Entrepreneurship Competence Framework (EntreComp) and how non-profit organizations could benefit to it.

Sidi Si, at the center of the image. Photo: YAA

Sidi Si: “Young people in Senegal have taken a step forward to change things in our country”

Youth in Action Association is a non-profit established in the community of Kédougou, which works on projects relating to children, health and community development.

Cristina Rigman, president of CEV.

Cristina Rigman: "The economic crisis and resulting austerity measures have changed considerably the landscape for volunteering in Europe"

The president of European Volunteer Centre talks about troubles and challenges of european volunteering on the occasion of 25th anniversary of CEV.

Mikel Ayestaran workin in Sana'a (Yemen) - Image: Mikel Ayestaran

Mikel Ayestaran: "In Gaza, aid workers are like a caste and volunteering is dead!”

The journalist helps us to discover and understand Middle East, a region that is often talked about, but which is largely unknown to many.

Elena Velasco, marketing and communication manager in Specialisterne. Photo: Specialisterne

Elena Velasco: "We would like to show that an organisation can be managed by people affected by Autism or Asperger syndrome"

Specialisterne is a company with a social purpose that collaborates with third sector entities to work with talented people with ASD.

Manon Levrey, first European Solidarity Corps volunteer.

Manon Levrey: "I wanted to put into practice the skills I had gained during my master programme while supporting and contributing to the European project"

The IVY's (Interreg Volunteer Youth) first volunteer explains her experience as an Interreg Reporter. 

Xavier Costa on the right side. Photo: Vols

Xavier Costa: “The existence of so many NGOs means that there are too many things that are not working”

The NGO Vols is a volunteering association for cooperation and solidarity with children and youth in developing countries. Their working scope is mainly education.

David Franquesa

David Franquesa: “eReuse aims to promote reusing and avoid premature recycling”

Electronic Reuse emerged to promote the circular economy. Through this digital community many electronic devices can be repaired to extend their useful life.

Pascale Coissard, the spokesperson of the Catalan Refugee Aid Commission - Photo: CCAR

Pascale Coissard: “Only 7.5% of those who were meant to be relocated and resettled have arrived in Spain”

The spokesperson of the Catalan Refugee Aid Commission, Pascale Coissard, tells us about the situation experienced by many refugees and the task carried out by her organisation to defend their rights.

Maria Lucuy - Photo: Joan Rosinach

Maria Lucuy: “The concept of violence has expanded in the minds of Bolivian youths”

We engage in a conversation with the woman in charge of the educational programmes at CEMSE, a Bolivian organization that, together with other organizations, has set up a pioneering project to prevent violence in classrooms.

Eduard Vallory

“The biggest risk that scouting faces is to believe that what we do is what we are”, Eduard Vallory

Do scout groups educate? Do they indoctrinate? Are scout groups a space for the upper and middle classes and are they unable to accommodate families living in less favourable social and economic situations? The expert in education Eduard Vallory goes through the current challenges of scouting.

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