Interviews

Rosie McLeod is a senior consultant in NPC’s measurement and evaluation team, helping charities and funders to understand, measure and communicate their impact / Photograph: NPC

Rosie McLeod: "When your peers only report successes, it’s hard to be the odd one out"

How can organizations learn from bad experiences and report unexpected results without compromising its funding? We have talked with NPC consultant Rosie McLeod about this side of impact assessment (emphasis added).

Richard Wainwright, Fern communications manager

Richard Wainwright: "We want a European Union looking after forests rather than burning them in the name of renewable energy"

Fern is a NGO which keeps track of the European Union’s involvement in forests and coordinates NGO activities at the European level. Richard Wainwright explains some of their challenges, successes and future goals. 

Small-scale boats in Almeria (Spain) / Photograph: LIFE

Claudia Orlandini: "We build bridges between small-scale fishermen and the political institutions"

Low Impact Fishers of Europe (LIFE) is an umbrella organization which makes the voice heard of local fishermen communities. Claudia Orlandini, LIFE communications officer, tells us about the project.

Photograph: Esbós de Lesbos blog

"In Lesvos we saw the remains of the humanitarian tragedy of refugees"

Three members of Agrupament Escolta i Guia Mare de Déu de Núria, a Catalan Scout Group, tell us about their one-week trip to Lesvos to get firsthand knowedge on the tragedy of refugees.

Àlex and Isabel, Mohammed mentors

"We wanted to understand the reality that surrounds us in our own city"

Through mentoring, Punt de Referència helps youngsters who were under the care of the Public Social Protection System. Two volunteers share their experience with us.

Anna Corbella

Anna Corbella: “Innovation, creation and the will to improve are constant”

Anna Corbella, Director of the Fundació La Roda (La Roda Foundation), explains the cause they fight for and presents the work they do all across Catalonia.

Felipe Campos

What is the world of educational leisure about?

Felipe Campos, General Manager of Associació Educativa Itaca, explains about the world of educational leisure.

Pallapupas

The promotion of the volunteering: an investment to promote social capital and values

Why should we promote volunteering? How should we do it? Can we set a common European strategy? We have talked with two experts at the European level in order to address these issues: Susana Szabo (CEV) and Gabriela Civico (EYV 2011 Alliance).

Volunteering

How is volunteering being promoted from the local level?

How does the local approach to volunteering look? How do municipalities promote volunteering? In order to answer these two questions, we have talked to Laia Travé (Volunteering Office of Sant Cugat del Vallès) and Sònia Toro (Volunteering Desk of Santa Coloma de Gramenet).

Marie Ange Orihuela

Rennes, an example of involvement in the promotion of volunteerism and community life

Marie Ange Orihuela is in charge of the Service Europe & International pour Rennes et Rennes Métropole. She explains which policies the French municipality carries out regarding volunteering and which are the challenges ahead.

Ruth Sarabia

The Málaga School of Citizenship, a good practice example in the promotion of associationism and volunteering

Ruth Sarabia, General Manager of Social Rights and Civic Participation, Immigration and Development Cooperation of the Málaga Council, explains which initiatives the Andalusian municipality carry out to promote associationism and volunteering.

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