Previous opinions

The commitment of volunteering is the key to any social project

Judith Gilbert - 29/11/2018

The International Volunteer Day is a good opportunity to give a voice to people who have committed to social projects to improve an environment where society does not manage to do so.

Our chance to create better societies

Lejla Šehić Relić - 27/11/2018

The International Volunteer Day mandated by the UN General Assembly is viewed as a unique occasion for volunteers and organizations to celebrate their efforts and to acknowledge the enormous contribution of volunteers in making this world a better place. 

Childhood in danger

Mireia Recasens Lamuà - 19/11/2018

The 20th November, Universal Children’s Day, is a good opportunity to continue giving a voice to all those children who are voiceless and to reclaim that if we fail to protect children we will have no present and no future.

From poverty to energy injustice

Judith Seubas Goixart - 09/11/2018

To end energy injustice we need to guarantee rights, because vulnerability comes hand-in-hand with difficulties to access housing, and access to other basic services and utilities such as electricity, gas, running water, telephone services or the internet.

The values of memory

Xavier Rota i Boada - 31/10/2018

Recovering our memory is one of the elements upon which to build a people’s identity and to give it democratic and representative might, giving back a voice to those whom it was stolen from.

'Voluntourism': love for the other or love for oneself

Betiana Maggio - 18/10/2018

Every year thousands of people from rich countries travel to poor countries in search of a solidary vacation. They want to make a difference, be part of social change and make a contribution to the welfare of humanity, and that desire is exploited by the market in the form of tourism volunteerism or voluntourism.

Community art: label or real impact? Fad or permanent transformation?

Héctor Alonso - 04/10/2018

This type of art grows strong from the need to legitimize culture as a fundamental part of the process to recover and identify the community.

International mobility at Probens

Montserrat Ros - 28/09/2018

The objective of these programs is for young people to develop skills that will be useful when they return to improve your personal and professional situation.

Peace, an irrevocable aspiration

Eduard Ibáñez - 21/09/2018

It is evident that war or violence is not a fatality or an external fact; it is the result of human actions. For this very reason, peace depends on personal and collective behaviour, which is our responsibility, the result of our freedom.

Discrimination against transsexuals and transgender people, a very real problem

Carme Porta - 04/09/2018

Although last June transsexualism stopped being considered a mental disease, the levels of transphobia around the world are alarming and worrying.

Why going to rainy Denmark in September? Aarhus Volunteer Festival is the answer!

Francesca Pisano - 13/08/2018

Francesca from Italy and Uliana from Ukraine are two EVS Volunteers working in the Aarhus 2018. They invite you to participate in the event.

We choose not to remain silent

Maria Creixell - 07/08/2018

In Italy, Spain and other countries we see racist and xenophobic speeches and policies rising, aggressions and violence against migrant people and activists being normalized… just like we are back to our darkest times.