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Manon Levrey, first European Solidarity Corps volunteer.

Manon Levrey: "I wanted to put into practice the skills I had gained during my master programme while supporting and contributing to the European project"

The IVY's (Interreg Volunteer Youth) first volunteer explains her experience as an Interreg Reporter. 

European Solidarity Corps participants.

Young people committed to society

The European Solidarity Corps, a new European Union initiative, brings young people to build a more inclusive society, supporting vulnerable people and responding to societal challenges.

Displaced looking for hope. Photo: CEAR

A CEAR report sizes the number of people displaced around the world in 70 million

The fifteenth annual report "Refugees in Spain and Europe" calls for a Government Pact for the right to asylum.

European-style networking?

Networking is deeply integrated into European Union's DNA. Daniel Ferrer shares with us some thoughts on how it's developed in the non-profit sector.

Female genital mutilation. Photo: MONUSCO Photos, Flickr

European network of NGOs to prevent female genital mutilation

Doctors of the World is one of the 15 organisations involved in the project, aiming to ensure sustainable European action to end female circumcision all over the world.  

Can better governance help UK charities through today’s trials?

Taking steps to boost leadership excellence should help counter the challenges faced by UK charities, writes Jonathan Lindsell.

Right to asylum? Humanitarian crisis and institutional racism

The inaction of the European Union regarding the refugee crisis is an example of institutional racism, writes SOS Racisme's director Alba Cuevas.

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.

Richard Wainwright, Fern communications manager

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. 

Small-scale boats in Almeria (Spain) / Photograph: LIFE

Claudia Orlandini: "We build bridges between small-scale fishermen and the political institutions"

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.

Eurochild Conference 2016 / Photograph: Eurochild

The European event to discuss children’s rights

From 5 to 7 July, Brussels will be hosting the Eurochild Conference 2016.