Interviews

Manuel Fernández Echepares, president of CampusRom / Photo: CampusRom

Manuel Fernández: "If we continue to segregate Roma students, it will be much more difficult for them to access university"

Since last summer, Roma people trying to access higher education have a mutual support network: CampusRom. We interview the network’s president, Manual Fernández Echepares.

David Forniès, head of Knowledge at CIEMEN. Photo: CIEMEN

David Forniès: “Stateless peoples continue to suffer the negation of rights, discrimination and even violence”

CIEMEN works to raise awareness and promote the Catalan national reality in the world, to spread knowledge about stateless peoples and also to defend their rights.

Fèlix Casanellas, winner of the m4Social Inclusive Housing Challenge.

Fèlix Casanellas: “Technology must solve people’s problems”

Nonius is a technological solution project conceived by Fèlix Casanellas, who won the m4Social Inclusive Housing Challenge. In this interview he tells us about the project and his views on how technology can help society.

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.

Baiba Plume in the middle. Photo: Twitter

Baiba Plume: “We are the only charity in the UK to fund research in more than 200 cancers”

She is the Internal Communications and PR Manager for Cancer Research UK charity shops. In this interview, Plume explains the work done in order to fund research in this disease.

Sergei Stroitelev. Photo: Facebook

Sergei Stroitelev: “I am convinced that social photography can change people lives by raising awareness”

The Russian photographer has won the 20th International Prize for Humanitarian Photography Luis Valtueña, organized every year by Doctors of the World. The winning project shows how terminally ill children try to survive every day in a hospice in Saint Petersburg.

Rebeca Segura, director of Central Parc / Photo: Central Parc

Rebeca Segura: “We recover unused land to redistribute wealth and generate jobs in organic farming”

The cooperative Central Parc in San Boi “rescues” abandoned spaces in the Parc Agrari del Baix Llobregat (Baix Llobregat Agricultural Park) near Barcelona and uses it for social economy projects. The cooperative’s director explains this initiative.

Clare McIntyre. Photo: Kinning Park Complex

Clare McIntyre: “Each volunteer is unique and brings something different and important to the space”

Kinning Park Complex is an independently run multi-use community centre based in Glasgow. McIntyre looks after its communicational and PR activities. 

Isa López from Fundació Estany / Photo: Fundació Estany

Isa López: "We perform shows with a social content to overcome prejudice and stereotypes around disabilities"

From Fundació Estany they tell us about DansCapacitats, an inclusive dance project bringing together people with and without disabilities.

Maddy Bartlett, Savita Custead with Matt Postles / Photo: BNHC

Maddy Bartlett: "The more you know about nature, the more action you’ll take to help protect it"

The Festival of Nature is the UK’s largest free celebration of the natural world. We talked about it with Maddy Bartlett, Programmes Officer at the Bristol Natural History Consortium.

Roberto Museo, director of the CSVnet / Photo: CSVnet

Roberto Museo: "The way in which the Italian Third Sector reform considers volunteering represents an important step forward"

The director of National Coordinating Body of Volunteer Support Centres in Italy (CSVnet) shared with us his point of view on the Third Sector reform passed in May 2016.

Beth Calverley and Yang Yu are part of the Neighbourly team / Photograph: Neighbourly

Beth Calverley: "There’s no better feeling than being part of the positive changes that are being achieved all around us"

Neighbourly is a social network that connects charities and community projects with local businesses and individuals in the United Kingdom. We talked with Beth Calverley about her experience as part of this organisation.

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