‘Vincle’ is the Catalan word for ‘bounding’, and it is also the name of a local association that work with issues related to housing, community life and immigration issues.
George Reginald Freeman: "The Government of my country tried killing me for being gay, activist and a defender of the rights of LGBT persons”
Our protagonist is 31 years old, was born in Sierra Leone and is a LGBTI advocate and activist. Because of the threats in his country, he was forced to seek refuge in Spain.
We talk with Raül Molina, the person in charge of educational methods for the European Region of the World Organization of the Scout Movement, about the movement’s task at a regional level and about cooperation with other regions.
Dominique Boren: "It’s outrageous that an LGBT family has all of its rights recognized in a European country and in another, not"
He is currently the president of NELFA (Network of European LGBTIQ* Families Associations) and is part of the APGL (Association des Parents et futurs parents Gays et Lesbiens) in France.
Carlos Cortés: "It’s important to have several leaders networking among themselves and at the same level"
Carlos Cortés is a consultant and executive coach specializing in HR within the Social Third Sector. In this interview, he talks to us about leadership and leaders’ role in non-profit organization.
Rita Gutiérrez is an anthropologist and is now in Mes Kitokie center in Kaunas, Lithuania. She is volunteering with disabled and autistic children as an international volunteer. We asked her about her experience.
Guillem Castelló: "We thought reflecting on migration difficulties through a board game could be very dynamic"
Fronteres Invisibles ("Invisible Borders" in Catalan) is the name of a board game which consists in triggering players' empathy for the migrants and refugees who try to reach Europe.
Jordi Juvinyà has worked as a volunteer for a Catalan- based International NGO many years and he is about to start a new cooperation project in the Senegalese region of Casamance.
Mar Estartús: "We work in Nepal full of enthusiasm and with the desire to help in a heartfelt way, using our hands"
We interview Mar Estartús, the co-founder of Living NEPAL, a non-profit association that was established in Barcelona on 12 May 2015, after the earthquake that shook Nepal, when two of the association’s founders survived.
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.
Mario Cuenca from the NGO Voluntariado tells us about the need to raise awareness around the culture of volunteering in the context of our current society and the advantages of participating in an international volunteering experience.
Ciara Herity: "People who never recognised or called themselves volunteers at all, are standing tall and valuing their contribution"
Ciara Herity, manager of the Sligo Volunteer Centre, talks about her experience as 2017 European Volunteering Capital.