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Food waste / Photograph: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Flickr

Supermarkets tackling food waste, a new trend in Europe

According to the UNEP, a third of the food produced in the world is thrown away.

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Which are the most peaceful countries in the world?

Iceland, Denmark, Austria, New Zealand and Portugal are at the top of rank in the 2016 Global Peace Index.

Girl / Photograph: Lance Shields, Flickr

A report by UNICEF estimated some 50 million children are uprooted worldwide

Over half of them have been forced from their homes by conflicts and threats. The report recalls that a large number of children are seeking a better quality of life and improved social and economic conditions out of their homes.

Amal al Torchani in her way to school in Misrata, Lybia / Photograph: Jordi Bartomeu Farrús, Flickr

35 armed conflicts and 60 million displaced people in 2015

The Alert 2016! report from the School for a Culture of Peace (Escola de Cultura de Pau), analyzes the World in terms of conflict and the possibilities of building peace. The report highlights the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war, as well as five possible scenarios for the building of peace.

Andanças festival. Photo by Jose Manuel Costa

Andanças festival: building community and sustainability through dance

The festival, organised by the PédeXumbo association and where volunteering plays an important role, has been articulating cultural and generational exchanges through folk dances for two decades now.

The Petra Camp, where Anna and the team from DSR were providing basic dental care / Photograph: DSR

From Lesvos to Petra, changes without solutions

Olga Margalef was in Lesvos when scores of refugees were arriving. Anna Sorio visited Petra, after the makeshift camps were being dismantled and the official military camps set up. What has changed?

Ideas to improve visual communication / Photograph: Pexels

10 ideas to improve visual communication

Graphs, infographics, flyers or tag clouds can help non-profit organizations get their message across more clearly.

NCVO campaigns conference

Discussing new opportunities and challenges of volunteering

Researchers, policy makers and practitioners will meet in Nottingham at the 2016 Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research Conference on 8-9th September.

Charity shops, supporting social projects in the UK

Second-hand objects and volunteering help spaces that revert all their earning to support charitable causes.

We do not have to “reinvent the wheel” each time a project starts. / Photograph: Tama66, Pixabay

5 knowledge management initiatives that could be useful for your organization

Knowledge management means making use of individuals' knowledge so that it can be deployed in organizational learning. These are five initiatives that have been useful over CODESPA’s years of experience in managing knowledge.

Refugee.tv team and logo

Refugee.tv: an act of empowerment

Refugee.tv is an online platform launched by an Austrian moviemaker with the support of asylum seekers who wish to explain their personal stories. Thanks to several crowdfunding campaigns, this TV channel provides them with the opportunity to continue with their professional career.

Refugee Camp - Font: Pixabay

Analysis of the refugee situation in the world in 2016

The figure of displaced people is now more than 60 million. Syria, Afghanistan or Somalia are some of the countries these people are fleeing. We will examine this humanitarian crisis to try to understand what is happening.

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