Interviews

Jesús Carrión, an activist from RETS and the coordinator of the Col·lectiu Ronda / Photograph: Suport Associatiu

Jesús Carrión: “As long as transnational corporations continue to violate human rights, they really cannot talk of CSR”

Jesús Carrión, an activist from RETS and the coordinator of the Col·lectiu Ronda, defends the need to establish international treaties that force corporations to respect these rights.

Local Trust team with the N for Nonprofit

Sonia Bussu & Jessica Wenban-Smith: "Big Local is about bringing together all the local talent, ambition, skills and energy"

What is Big Local and how does it work? Two members of the Local Trust team help us better understand this programme.

Bernard Enjolras, Third Sector Impact coordinator / Photograph: Third Sector Impact

Bernard Enjolras: "The third sector has the third largest workforce of any 'industry' in Europe"

Ahead of the Final Conference of the Third Sector Impact project, which took place on the 9th November in Brussels, we talked with its coordinator about the European third sector's definition, impact and challenges.

Xavier Montagut, president of the Xarxa de Consum Solidari (Solidarity Consumption Network)

Xavier Montagut: 'It is possible to tackle food poverty without falling victim of assistance-based practices that make it chronic'

The president of the Xarxa de Consum Solidari (Solidarity Consumption Network) argues that tackling hunger with leftovers is not effective to combat this problem or to reduce food waste.

Marina Rahola, Funding and International Activities Advisor at the Resource Centre for Youth Associations of Barcelona

Marina Rahola: "The know-how learnt by the youths involved in and promoting an international project is unstoppable”

We chat to the advisor for Associative Funding and International Activities from the Resource Centre for Youth Associations of Barcelona (CRAJ), to shed some light on the complex world of European projects and the internationalization of youth associations.

Nur Azam Anuarul Perai

Nur Azam Anuarul Perai: "The 'third sector' in Malaysia is very visible but there is no formal description of the sector"

The PhD Student at Stirling University is carrying out a research on the Malaysian third sector. Its final aim is to measure the economic contribution of the sector.

Andy Curtis is Senior Research Officer at the Institute for Volunteering Research (UK)

Andy Curtis: "Employer-supported volunteering can introduce people to volunteering who may not have thought of doing it before"

The Senior Research Officer at IVR made a presentation on his ESV research at the Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research Conference. He shared some insights with us.

Elisenda Rovira - Coordinator of Mèdia.cat yearbook on Media Blackouts / Photograph: Mèdia.Cat

Elisenda Rovira: "We are under no pressure from any large financer; we owe ourselves to the collective interests of the people supporting us"

We have talked with the coordinator of the "Mèdia.cat yearbook on Media Blackouts" about the health of the media and the health of the journalism.

Antina Sander, Deputy Executive Director at RGI, at the 5th European Grid Conference / Photograph: RGI

Antina Sander: "For the enterprises, NGOs are a source of expertise that they often don’t have but urgently need"

We have talked with the Deputy Executive Director of the Renewables Grid Initiative about the situation of the renewable energies in Europe and the work of this organization.

Maria Khayat Assi, CEO of Beyond Association / Photograph: BEYOND Association

Maria Khayat Assi: "We are helping to educate a generation who believes in human rights and will be ready to work once back to Syria"

The CEO of BEYOND Association, an NGO working with Syrian children in Lebanon, explains us how the organization has adapted to several emergencies, from the 2006 war to the present Syrian refugee crisis.

Paula Farias, Operational Manager for the Mediterranean for MSF / Photograph: MSF

Paula Farias: "For us, the challenge is to force the EU to fulfil its legal and moral duty and to, once again, launch rescue operations"

We have talked with Paula Farias, Operational Manager for the Mediterranean for MSF, about the present refugee crisis and the role that NGOs are playing in it.

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).

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