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.
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: “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: "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.
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: "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: "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.
Lorenza Raponi: "Many people who have received support want to give back to others what they received"
Gruppo Eventi is an Italian organisation which helps, supports and informs people who are grieving after the loss of a loved one. The treasurer and responsible for the online activities talked with us about the association.
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.
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.
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: '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.