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.
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: "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.
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.
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.
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, 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, General Manager of Associació Educativa Itaca, explains about the world of educational leisure.
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).
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).
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.
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.