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Intercultural collaboration in international volunteering

Towards the development of a resource pack for hosting organizations and communities“Let’s take the bold and transformative steps urgently needed to shift the world on to a sustainable and resilient path!"[1]This is one of the main message of the ...Continue reading

September 2017: HO partners disseminate their learning

The end of VolinHA project is approaching. After two years of a fruitful collaboration, partners disseminate project’s results and learning.However, our partners from Burundi, Philippines and Bangladesh face very difficult situations and have to response to emergencies. The entire consortium shares their thoughts and support to our ...Continue reading

Comhlámh Volunteering in Humanitarian Aid dissemination event

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxhTWRM8OuU[/embed]On the 8th of June, Comhlamh organised a dissemination event in the framework of the VolinHA project.Check out the video from the event which showcased a photo exhibition of volunteers from Europe and the Global South engaged in humanitarian work. The evening afforded the ...Continue reading

Exchange between HLA and the European Guild: sharing of point of view

At the end of June, the European Guild and the Humanitarian Logistics Association (HLA) decided to organise an exchange between their Civic Service volunteers, working on the “Volunteering in Humanitarian Aid” Project (VolinHA project). The aim of this exchange was to review what had been done by HLA and what had been received by the ...Continue reading

EU Aid Volunteers : Open public consultation from ECHO

After 3 years of efficiency, DG ECHO decided to launch a public consultation about EU Aid Volunteers initiative. To implement coordination and operational outreach, its coordinate a mid-term consultation open to everyone : stakeholders and citizen. To continue the work in partnership which has be done from 2014, DG ECHO propose this ...Continue reading

Volunteering in Humanitarian Aid Final Consortium Meeting – Paris, June 2017

Last month brought us back to the particularly humid and hot Paris, where the volunteering in humanitarian aid (VolinHA) project began in October 2015. Two years on, the project is coming to a close. However, for many partner organisations involved in both the technical assistance and capacity-building consortium the ...Continue reading

VolinHA consortium meeting in Paris : HO & SO Intercultural ressource

During the final VolinHA consortium meeting in Paris, all the partners of HO & SO  gathered to discuss about their practices and their intercultural vision in managed project.During the final consortium meeting in Paris (21st-23rd June), we had the opportunity to test out one of the exercises proposed in the ...Continue reading

Second trinomial meeting in Ecuador

From 24th to 30th of March FOCSIV and France Volontaires visited Pastoral Social Caritas, in Ecuador for the II meeting foreseen by the project. It was an intense week of meetings, exchanges and reflections on the activities implemented during the  Volunteering in Humanitarian Aid – Hosting ...Continue reading

The new generation of Civic Service Volunteers in project VolinHA

This year the Volunteering in Humanitarian Aid (VolinHA) project brought together a diverse range of people from all backgrounds and different countries such as; Slovenia, France, Ireland, Latvia, Hungary and the United Kingdom. In total we are six volunteers, six girls who were and are still very inspired to change step by step our own impact ...Continue reading

Humanitarian Volunteering: Next Generation Response

As a side event to this year’s AidEx Brussels, HLA held a workshop titled ‘Next Generation Humanitarian Response’ (NextGen) on November 15th, 2016. Behind the event was some of our experience through the EU Aid Volunteers consortium ‘Volunteering in Humanitarian Aid,’ which focused on how to adequately ...Continue reading

Infoday EU Aid Volunteers in Paris

Infoday of the EU Aid Volunteers initiative mde by European Executive Agency took place in Paris last  March 23rd Sixteen French organizations met on last 23rd March in France Volontaires’s office to participate to an Infoday on EU Aid Volunteers proposed by the Executive Agency. Along the day, the ...Continue reading

Hungary: highly interested in the EUAV initiative !

The EUAV dissemination event at HVSFAt the end of February we decided to organize our dissemination event in Budapest, to spread the word about the EU Aid Volunteers initiative among Hungarian people and organizations. We aimed to address people interested in volunteering opportunities ...Continue reading

Volunteering landscape and the EU Aid Volunteers initiative

In the framework of the VolinHA project, each partner organisation could get the support of a Civic Service Volunteer. Those volunteers had the chance to visit one another, share the good practices of their respective organisations and exchange on the volunteering landscape in their country. ...Continue reading

After one year as a volunteer, Stella looks back on her experience: Enthusiasm, pride and appreciation

Enthusiasm. I remember it clearly, when exiting the interviewing room at ActionAid Hellas, after applying for the Civic Service volunteer position in the framework of the Volinha project, I was truly feeling pure enthusiasm. A few weeks after that interview, I was in the very lucky position of being able to share all of my visions and motivation ...Continue reading

Are we Creole enough? Discussing about multicultural collaboration..

 By FOCSIV, Italy  One of the undoubted richness of the VolinHA-HO consortium is the knowledge that each partner has in sending and hosting international volunteers. Creating positive working placements for international volunteers is, indeed, an asset to facilitate the collaboration on the field ...Continue reading

VolinHA-SO Civic Service Volunteer (CSV) Meeting in Paris – ‘Greeting the Newbies and a fond Farewell to the oldies’

By Charlotte, Volunteer with Comhlamh, IrelandDecember 2016, what a beautiful time to go to Paris and we even have the opportunity to visit some of the city’s famous Christmas markets. However, the purpose of the visit was not about Christmas markets but a very special meeting/handover between new and old Civic Service ...Continue reading

Third Consortium Meeting in Athens

The "Volunteering in Humanitarian Aid - Sending Organisations" partners gathered in Athens for their third Consortium Meeting. It was the opportunity for them to assess the successes of the past months and to discuss the future of the project for its second — and last — year.  Successes Amongst the highlighted successes ...Continue reading

From Latvia to Slovenia : best practices exchange

 The "Volunteering in Humanitarian Aid"  project (Sending Organizations) aims at enabling each organization to assess and improve their volunteer sending procedures and best ...Continue reading

Interviews about local training

From March 31 to April 10, the VolinHA-HO partners, participated in the FOCSIV Binomenal meeting in Ecuador. During this meeting, Red Cross Pichincha has presented the local training activities of the project.The local activities for trainers have broached the issues such as humanitarian aid, human rights, psychological ...Continue reading

Interview about multicultural cooperation

From March 31 to April 10, the VolinHA-HO partners, participated in their Binomenal meeting. During this meeting, Pastoral Social Caritas Ecuador and FOCSIV exchanged together on issues such as European humanitarian aid, challenges and national contexts, to better understand each other. On this ...Continue reading

VolinHA’ second consortium meeting

The second consortium gathered in Paris from 18 to 21 May 2016 in Paris. The time for a mid-term review of their progress and to further exchange their good practices in terms of volunteer management. The « HO » and « SO » consortiums work together in order to get the EU Aid Volunteers certification by the end of the ...Continue reading

Training in Paris

The young local volunteers working on VolinHA-SO project gathered in Paris in February 2016 for a four-day training in Paris. ...Continue reading

Consortium meeting in Paris !

The second consortium meeting of “Volunteering in Humanitarian Aid” (VolinHA) projects took place from the 18th to the 21st of May in Paris.Since October 2015, these two projects, coordinated by France Volontaires and La Guilde, gather 9 European partners and 5 partners from third ...Continue reading

Rome welcome the first consortium meeting

And so it begins ! The Technical Assistance and Capacity building project called “Volunteering in Humanitarian Aid" has officially started in Rome !With the reunion of the two consortium led by the European Guild and France Volontaires, they gather 9 european based organisations and 5 organisations based in disaster affected ...Continue reading

Annual plenary meeting in Paris

Seven months after the kick off meeting in Rome, VolinHA-HO partners have come together for their annual plenary meeting, in Paris.Main purpose will be to share updates about their activities over the last months and plan for further steps in the project. Best ...Continue reading

Trilateral meetings : a success !

Last April, VolinHA-HO partners have just finished their annual trilateral meetings in Ecuador, Bangladesh and Burkina Faso:FOCSIV met ...Continue reading

Volunteers training in first aid in Ouagadougou

Volunteers did some first trainings.Continue reading