We apologise for the lack of external newsletters in the past year; we have had many internal changes and we are currently rebuilding our website after it was hacked, the new site should be online soon.
With this newsletter we would like to share with you the highlights from 2022!
Some short project updates:
- CCIVS finalised the Soil4Life and Involve projects which were coordinated by Legambiente and co-funded by the LIFE and AMIF programmes. Post Life actions took place, one of which was a mentorship programme – an article about this can be found below.
- Living Earth Campaign: an International Advocacy Training on Climate Justice took place in Kosovo hosted by Gaia Kosovo and a MOOC and toolkit are being published, we have a dedicated website for the project supported by the EYF/COE here: https://regenerate-reconcile.ccivs.org/
- The EVOLVE project is ongoing, two trainings have taken place on Communication, Marketing and Fundraising and on the ABC of NGO finance. Toolkits and MOOCS are being published for these two training sessions. Local training hub actions are now taking place in countries around the world multiplying the learning process. The activities are co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme.
- The Decolonise IVS project co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme started – more news below!
- The World Heritage Volunteers initiative in cooperation with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre continued in 2022. Mid year CCIVS received support for the coordination from our member organisation IWO/Better World, who have since taken over its full coordination.
- A Study Visit to Palestine supported by the Erasmus+ programme took place in the beginning of September. Link to the dedicated website below!
- CCIVS partnered with two Erasmus+ funded projects; The YMCA Always on for Youth project which aims to increase the capacity of youth organisations to serve young people (including vulnerable youth) extensively and intensively through digital youth work and digital inclusion and safety practices and the Youth Green Deal project coordinated by VSFr Tunisia which aims to build the capacity of young organisations promoting volunteering in the Mediterranean area with a focus on environmental work.
2022 was difficult for the CCIVS Secretariat and also for many of our members as we felt the knock-on effects of global events. In addition to this, for the first time none of the IVS network members of CCIVS received the Erasmus + administration grant which supports the functioning of the organisations and CCIVS was informed by UNESCO that we would have to start paying office rent (a change from just paying maintenance costs). This meant that we needed to call in support for the Coordination of the WHV Initiative and eventually end this cooperation; the new Executive Committee could not meet physically; and we had to downsize the team. We said goodbye to the Projects Coordinator Ling who finished working with the team after 9 years. In terms of communication support we said farewell to Julia who is now working with WOSM and Hello to Donna.
We deeply thank our former team members for all of their dedication to the network. We are thankful for the continued support of interns joining us through the Erasmus+ programme, in 2022 Tugce, Anika and Mia joined the team.
Launching of the “Decolonise!” Project
In 2022 we launched a new project co-funded by the UNESCO Participation Programme and Erasmus+, Decolonise IVS!. This innovative project seeks to go to the heart of the debate around decolonisation by bringing together 15 International Volunteering Service (IVS) organisations and 5 associated partners to improve the quality of transnational cooperation by jointly developing tools, policies, and guidelines to transform power structures, processes, and mindsets among 6 of the most prominent networks in the field.
A series of activities are planned with the aim to promote structural change, ensuring that IVS contributes to global solidarity and builds reciprocal relationships. Some of the activities include:
- An online Think Tank, bringing together experts and practitioners, so that links can be made with relevant research and existing practices.
- 8 online dialogues and one study session bringing together IVS staff and volunteers to discuss the key concepts important to explore, such as Decolonisation, Power & Privilege, Volunteering/IVS, Neo Colonialism, Intersectionality, Global Justice, Diversity and Culture – Cultural Appropriation and Cultural Humility
- A participatory action research carried out by all participating organisations will explore how colonial thinking or existing structures reinforce certain power structures and what practices exist in the organisations to critically assess their own functioning.
The resulting conceptual framework and up-scalable outputs produced will help us transform our organisations and societies to become more inclusive, diverse, and environmentally sustainable.
The first event took place in 2022, in Vienna, Austria. The Study Session sought to understand how international volunteering is still influenced by colonial structures and what is needed to address these issues, in order to move towards a more inclusive and representative IVS.
Prior to the event we held online dialogues with participants from all over the world. During the Study Session we built on these inputs. During the 5-day event the participants:
- received new inputs about decolonisation and volunteering
- had moments of self-reflection
- shared and discussed their own experiences in teams
- created/selected definitions of the key terms of the project
- identified the areas to investigate in the participatory action research
Stay tuned for the project website! Meanwhile, follow us on our social media channels for updates and announcements!
First Decolonise! Newsletter
This first issue of the Decolonise! enewsletter introduces the project that brings together International Volunteer Service (IVS) organisations that have committed to taking a critical look at IVS from a decolonial perspective. While this project was initiated by 2 main IVS networks, CCIVS and ICYE, with the support of several members from different volunteer networks, it has the ambition to inspire the whole IVS movement and engage all those involved in international volunteering in a deep reflection process.
Are we truly inclusive? Do we equally value everybody’s knowledge and contribution? Are we conscious about our impact on the planet and are we acting accordingly? We see this process as a journey and this newsletter gives you the opportunity to travel with us, get inspired and take part in our journey as you go along with us.
EYF/CoE Workplan Kick-Off via Decolonise!
The Decolonise! project continues to expand its reach and activities. Through the project, an online session will be held on Jan 31st to kick-off the Workplan co-funded by the European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe (CoE). This online meeting under the framework of the Decolonise! project will provide participants with the space to reflect upon volunteering and decolonisation.
Interested participants can join us on January 31st 2023 at 2 pm CET, 10 am in Argentina, 5.45 pm in Nepal, and 1 am in Zimbabwe, for 90 minutes.
“Always On for Youth” a Partnership to Support Youth Workers in Going Digital
The C-19 pandemic forced many organisations to go online. In the field of youth work we recognised that the well-being and overall development of young people have been affected. Youth workers did all they could to meet the needs of young people during the pandemic but were also confronted with many obstacles, hindering them to continue doing activities with the young people they normally work with or to reach out to new target groups.
CCIVS was invited by YMCA Romania to be a partner in the project “Always On for Youth”, an Erasmus+ partnership project that aims to look at digital youth work with a special focus on digital inclusion and safety. In the first phase, research on digital youth work was carried out to better understand the problems faced by youth workers and young people. The results of this research can be consulted here: http://www.youthwork.digital/
The results of the research guided the project team and experts while developing useful materials for young people and youth workers. A Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) to be published in 2023, will provide learning modules on different aspects of digital youth work, digital inclusion and digital safety. In addition to acting as a space for reflection, input from experts will be combined with practical tasks and reflection exercises. This MOOC will be freely available and those interested can do the course at their own pace.
Another output of the project will be a gamification pack that can be used in a youth work setting to explore some of the topics related to digital youth work. Each partner is developing one game that can be downloaded or in some cases also can be played online. CCIVS will work on a simulation game that will teach players how to do a risk assessment and to be ready for unforeseen circumstances. The pandemic proved that many of us were not ‘digital ready’ and we should always try to include some plan B scenarios in our planning which provide alternatives in case we cannot do our activities as planned.
Alongside the production of all these tools, a digital youth work community was created with the aim of providing a space for sharing tools and knowledge related to digital youth work. Every month an engagement activity takes place, inviting the participants to explore one specific topic with the help of an expert speaker.
In September 2022, a face-to-face training on digital youth work took place in Bulgaria. The host organisation, Nadejda – CRD, together with the trainers’ team welcomed 30 participants from different European countries to share resources, explore different youth work strategies and learn from each other. The training once again showed how necessary it is to create spaces like this, where youth workers can come together and discuss trends and developments in youth work. Digital tools and environments are an essential part of young people’s lives nowadays and youth work needs to take this into account.
The project team, bringing together representatives of all partner organisations, met alongside the training in Bulgaria and had the opportunity to participate in a round table debate with the youth workers. This dialogue brought up interesting questions like the role of different stakeholders, how to bridge the existing digital divide, and the mental well-being of young people.
This project cannot provide all the answers but at least those involved have reflected deeply on some aspects of digital youth work. The International Voluntary Service movement was deeply affected by the pandemic because the core activity is built around “the exchange of volunteers”. Many activities went online and many questions were raised about the impact of these online seminars, training, “workcamps”…
Organisations tried to adapt their minimum standards to ensure minimum quality in online activities. Hopefully, this project “AlwaysOnForYouth ” will bring inspiration to develop activities better adapted to the current times but still promote the basic values of International Voluntary Service.
Capacitating Youth for Volunteerism in the Mediterranean Area
Youth Green Deal is a project aiming to build the capacity of youth organisations promoting volunteering in the Mediterranean area. In this project, we focus on our work with local communities that are doing environmental work. By Looking at how our volunteer projects can support environmental work: reducing the effects of climate change; inspire volunteers and local communities to mitigate climate change and lead sustainable lifestyles. By working together with various organisations we focus on the Mediterranean/global dimension of climate issues.
This project was created by organisations part of the MIDI working group of Service Civil International (SCI) www.sci.ngo and with the support of CCIVS. VSFr Tunisia is the lead organisation responsible for the overall coordination of the project but all partners are collaborating in the implementation of the project: CCIVS (global network of IVS organisations www.ccivs.org), SCI Catalonia (www.scicat.org), SCI France (www.sci-france.org ), SCI Belgium (www.scibelgium.be), SCI Italy (www.sci-italia.it), SSD Jordan, EVO Morocco and Al-Shmoh Cultural Centre Palestine. While most of the partners are bringing their expertise in working with local communities and volunteer engagement, CCIVS as a global network is supporting the project with impact research and advocacy work. The project aligns very well with the Living Earth campaign initiated by CCIVS and is one concrete way to connect climate activists in the Mediterranean area through the different projects and campaigns. The Youth Green Deal started in December 2021 after the physical activities had been on hold due to the pandemic. The first planning meeting in Tunisia brought together all the partners to discuss the implementation of the project.
The first training activity for young climate activists took place in March 2022 in Tunisia where the participants developed the concept for the upcoming eco-volunteering youth exchanges and practiced youth leadership skills such as non-violent communication, group dynamics, conflict resolution and leadership styles while being introduced to the local environmental issues.
The next training (June 2022, Brussels) focussed on visual storytelling and invited the future leaders to develop their communication skills learning how to transmit engaging stories to different audiences to support the work they are doing. Using their mobile phones, participants learned how to make short visual stories and post them on different social media. Also in this training learning by doing was the main approach while getting to know local communities promoting eco-volunteering.
And to conclude the training cycle a last training focussing on bio-construction (September 2022, Jordan) introduced the participants to traditional natural building techniques in the Mediterranean area and the benefits for the environment.
While the trainings were considered essential to support the youth leaders and activists with new knowledge, skills and competencies, the summer period was used to introduce young volunteers to the eco-volunteering concept and build more solidarity among young people in the Mediterranean. 4 youth exchanges were held (Catalunya, Palestine, Tunisia and Morocco) giving the opportunity to young people from the partner countries to have a first volunteering experience. The youth leaders had the possibility to put into practice their youth leader skills and the young volunteers got to know local communities engaged in environmental work.
All camps were evaluated as very enriching experiences and the ongoing impact research will hopefully reveal some more information on how all involved in the project have developed new skills and competencies.
A short overview of the youth exchanges /eco-camps:
- July 2022: “Rural life camp” in Catalonia: experiencing rural life in harmony with nature in a newly established eco-village trying to re-populate an abandoned village in the Pyrenees.
- July 2022: “Eco-resistance camp” in Palestine : bio-construction and agriculture as a way to resist in the occupied territories.
- August 2022: “Eco-meet camp” in Tunisia : bringing together different actors in the struggle again climate change in the oasis of Chenini; focussing on resilience and engaging young people and women in green economies.
- September 2022: “Eco-citizenship camp” Morocco : environmental education and greening the school environment, promoting active citizenship and an ecological healthy lifestyle.
All these activities were carefully prepared, monitored and evaluated. A special impact team was set up under the guidance of Francesco Volpini (CCIVS) who as a researcher has gained a lot of experience in impact research in relation to International Voluntary Service.
A set of questions were prepared and all participants would fill in this questionnaire before and after each activity. The primary data analysed have shown highly important sub themes like gender equality, intercultural aspects, the importance of non-formal education and developing soft skills,.. In the next months some interviews will be held to gather a better insight in some of the conclusions.
A final conference taking place in 2023 in Tunis, should bring together all the results and create a space to showcase the results to diverse stakeholders. This project has been an unforgettable experience for all young people involved. They are eager to continue their activism and are looking for more support for all the ideas that were generated during these youth encounters. It is up to the organisations who accompany them to support them and hopefully also policy makers, donors and funders will be open to their inspiring ideas. (Contributed by Khaoula Jaoua Gabès,Tunisia)
The World Heritage Volunteers Initiative 2023
We are happy to share the publication on UNESCO webpages of the official launch for the 2023 campaign of the World Heritage Volunteers (WHV) Initiative: https://whc.unesco.org/en/news/2495/
The Call for projects highlights some changes in the overall organisation of the Initiative from 2023, most notably the fact that CCIVS, the very founder of the WHV, will not be ensuring anymore the coordination of the campaign after 15 years of successful work creating, nurturing and developing the Initiative into the current global network of organisations and partners committed to heritage preservation and promotion through volunteerism.
As advised by CCIVS, Better World – who has been in charge of the Asia coordination since 2015 – will ensure the continuity of the global coordination of the WHV, recognizing the essential role played by CCIVS and the International Voluntary Service organisations involved since 2008, and will work to create an environment where NGOs, universities and institutions specialized in heritage can recognise the unique expertise and experience of IVS organisations and the WHV can thrive through exchanges and cooperation that will strengthen the two equally important pillars of the campaign: heritage and volunteering.
Contact Better World at email@example.com for any additional questions about the 2023 campaign.
Raising Peace Study Visit to Palestine
The Study Visit to Palestine was developed by CCIVS with its member organisations Baladna and IPYL to focus on the following areas: Capacity Building and Networking; opportunities for participants and their organisations to exchange good practice, increase their knowledge and improve their skills in the field youth empowerment through the development of new partnerships for future networking and capacity building initiatives. Support to the Palestinian cause; As highlighted in a 2019 report by the UN “Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian Territory occupied since 1967”, the Israeli government’s policy is depriving 5 million Palestinians of natural resources, hopes and opportunities (A/HRC/40/73, page 1). In the same report, the Gaza Strip could become “unliveable” by 2020. According to demographic reports, the percentage of young people in Palestine has reached 30% of the total population. Overall, there has been a 180% increase in the youth refugee population in the West Bank since 1975 and a 274.7 % increase in Gaza. In these regions, young people suffer from the daily threat on their lives, discrimination, limited access to resources, and restricted mobility. The presence of international activists and the development of future cooperation projects shows solidarity to the Palestinians organisations and to the local young people. Understanding and critical thinking; the project allowed international participants to see first-hand what the situation is like on the ground and provided a platform for them to share their experiences and to develop future solidarity actions.
The Study Visit co-financed by the Erasmus+ programme, took place in September 2022 (postponed from 2020) and was hosted by our member organisations Baladna based in Haifa and IPYL based in Hebron.
During the Study Visit participants discussed the political context of Palestinian youth (challenges, current situation, future perspectives) and about the work of the hosts (goals, projects, areas of intervention, challenges, educational approaches, social inclusion). With attention on PVE strategies, and exchanges of best practices.
Visits over the 8 day programme took the group to a diversity of cities including; Hebron, Ramallah, Jerusalem, Nablus, Jericho, Bethlehem, Jaffa, Haifa, Lajun, Rahat.
The participants visited diverse organisations, institutions and projects whose work focuses on one or more of the following areas: youth work; human rights; conflict transformation; tackling violent extremism; occupation; non violent resistance; political prisoners; peace work, interdisciplinary approaches to promote non-violence through art and creativity; and the promotion of culture, history & cultural heritage. Refugee camps, internally displaced people, and unrecognized villages made part of the visit. Due to the 15-year blockade on Gaza, it was impossible to visit the local organisations; however a video call was set up to learn more about the work of Gaza youth and activists.
The study visit provided an opportunity for participants to gain knowledge and tools that will allow them not only to support the Palestinian cause and to develop new projects with the Palestinian member organisations, but also to apply what they have learnt within their sending organisations.
Following the visit on November 29, the participants developed a proposal to celebrate The International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. As a result, CCIVS supported the organisation of an online symposium, Volunteering in Palestine. https://palestineforum.weebly.com/media.html. The aims of the online event were to raise awareness of the situation in Palestine, share insights with the international volunteering community on volunteering in conflict areas, and encourage the public to show concern about the situation of our Palestinian brothers and sisters. The participants/attendees from all over the world heard stories from our network of volunteers who are (or have been) actively involved in social work with and for the Palestinians.
Youth Forum on Palestinian Youth, Conflict, Volunteering
The Youth Forum Palestine is a virtual space that contains resources on issues concerning Palestinian Youth, conflict resolution, youth work, active participation, and volunteering. Developed as a follow-up to the online conference “Palestinian Youth: challenges and opportunities”, this site offers opportunities to exchange, participate, discuss, and know more about the way young people in Palestine face daily challenges.
This initiative is co-funded by the UNESCO Participation Programme and Erasmus+.
The CCIVS Secretariat
The CCIVS Archives
Photo Credit: François Ribaud (Archives team)
CCIVS is nearly 75 years old! 75 years of international voluntary service, cooperation projects and global exchanges. 75 years of running an NGO with members, executive, and staff from all around the World. 75 years of partnership with UNESCO (CCIVS is about the same age). 75 years of social, educational and development history.
All these years of work produced materials, documents, books, film, photos, files, accounts, reports, applications … This is what we call “ARCHIVES”.
With the Director and a team of volunteers (former executive), CCIVS recently organised a Workshop where we met one professional archivist. The archivist specialises in youth and educational organisations (associations and NGOs), including voluntary service organisations. He leads a special programme launched by the French government, Youth movement, and two national or regional archives. Our resource guest helped us to clarify how archives should be run, and will support the collection of CCIVS archives.
A second workshop was organised in November to continue the work of classifying and organising the Archives, we also prepared a plan for future work, and, if accepted, transfer.
26th IAVE World Volunteer Conference in Abu Dhabi
The IAVE World Volunteer Conference (WVC) 2022 took place in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The WVC, which ran from the 24th to the 27th of October, had been a fruitful event both for the organizers and the participants, people from all over the world who are involved and interested in volunteering, community work, and development! Our former CCIVS Director Francesco Volpini was a speaker at one of the forums during the conference (Forum title: “Building more tolerant and inclusive communities”).
The international conference aimed at creating an environment that encourages networking, sharing of knowledge, and continuous learning for all those who believe volunteering improves their communities and the lives of those who volunteer, and is a strategic asset to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Volunteering in Palestine Symposium
On November 29, the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, we organized an online symposium, Volunteering in Palestine. The goals of the online event were to raise awareness of the situation in Palestine, share insights with the international volunteering community on volunteering in conflict areas, and encourage the public to show concern about the situation of our Palestinian brothers and sisters. The participants/attendees from all over the world heard stories from our network of volunteers who are (or have been) actively involved in social work with and for the Palestinians. The recorded video of the forum is accessible on our Facebook page and YouTube channel.
The Living Earth Campaign
Living Earth Webinar & Local Advocacy Actions
December 5 was the International Volunteer Day (IVD) and the World Soil Day (WSD). In honor of both celebrations, we organized the Living Earth Webinar. The online event allowed eco activities in local communities to be featured. The IVD celebrates the theme of solidarity through volunteering highlighting the power of our collective humanity to drive positive change through volunteerism. One of the major highlights of the webinar is the series of presentations from environmental activists from several countries about the actions they are conducting in their respective communities to protect, conserve and regenerate soil. On the other hand, the WSD focuses on the importance of healthy soil and advocates for the sustainable management of soil resources. The webinar is accessible to the public on our YouTube channel.
Earth Advocacy Mentorship Programme
A 6-month mentorship programme, Earth Advocacy aimed to empower young people, volunteers, activists, CCIVS member organisations and individuals to plan local actions and to become Living Earth Ambassadors. This programme is in partnership with the LIFE programme of the European Union and The Living Earth Campaign (LIVE) which is the vehicle that CCIVS used to continue with the advocacy work for the Soil4Life Manifesto so that it can be taken to regional, local, national and international decision-makers.
Two experts on soil ecology and advocacy mentored the participants in bi-monthly (every 2 weeks) sessions that empowered them to understand soil, ecology and advocacy, and to create and implement local actions, report on their actions and engage local/regional/national decision-makers.
The primary goal was to share a common vision and to support young people and activists who speak out and take action on behalf of Earth by channeling their energy and enthusiasm to advocate for their own cause and to create an impact.
You can visit the site of the programme to learn more about this initiative and the activities being done to achieve the goal.
We also gathered personally written articles from the participants about their major takeaways from the mentorship programme. Read the participants’ insightful reflections here.
Regenerate Reconcile – Youth Advocacy for Peace and the Environment
This workplan supported by the European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe
aims to increase the advocacy competence and political participation of young activists from the voluntary service movement in the field of peace and the environment. The project took place during 2022, a website was set up to highlight the different activities that took place to find out more: https://regenerate-reconcile.ccivs.org
The Soil4Life Manifesto was first drafted on October 17th, 2019 by a group of young Soil Ambassadors during an international Soil Protection and Management training led by CCIVS, within the framework of the Soil4Life project coordinated by Legambiente OnlusLegambiente Lab, co-financed by the European Commission through the LIFE programme.
The Manifesto is a call to action that was further developed during a two-year participatory process, addressed to global leaders and decision-makers to support the transition to a life-sustaining, healthy and thriving environment – of which the ground we walk on is the foundation.
The time to act is NOW! READ THE MANIFESTO HERE and sign it!
NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee
Photo Credit: UNESCO
The CCIVS director finished her mandate as the Vice-President of the NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee during the International Forum of NGOs taking place in December 2022 in UNESCO House, Paris. A decision was taken not to stand for election again, but to continue to support the work of the Committee and to focus on developing new possibilities of cooperation with UNESCO.
During the Forum, CCIVS supported the organisation of a panel discussion entitled “Multistakeholder approaches to achieve the SDGs : opportunities and challenges for NGOs” we invited the former CCIVS Director Simona Costanzo Sow who is now the Learning Portfolio Manager in the UNSSC Knowledge Centre for Sustainable Development in Bonn, Germany. Simona shared observations in terms of frequent misconceptions in the UN regarding the role of civil society in the context of stakeholder engagement and some of the approaches of the UNSSC.
We also invited Racha Omeyri, Intercultural Research Officer of the Anna Lindh Foundation and Célie Denez a Youth Representative – Education and Life Skills, World Organization of the Scout Movement to join Lopa Banerjee, Director of the Civil Society Division and Executive Coordinator of Generation Equality, UN Women and Abdel Basset Ben Hassen, President of the Arab Institute for Human Rights.
ONLINE LEARNING AND NEW PUBLICATIONS
While specialising in non-formal and residencial learning, CCIVS considers quality online learning as a powerful method to reach all IVS organisations and stakeholders, to provide them with key learning and empowering experiences. Thus the creation of iLearn. iLearn is the platform for CCIVS in providing online learning proposals for its members, other IVS organisations and interested stakeholders.
NEW MOOC courses were added in 2022 – check them out here:
Impact Measurement Report 2010-2020
A summary of the process and outcomes of the research efforts implemented by CCIVS and its member organisations during the last years, from the 2013 Impact project and the first official cooperation with universities, to the groundbreaking data of the 2014 International Conference organised by IWO in Korea and the ‘Changing Perspectives II‘ program coordinated by Solidarités Jeunesses France in 2015; until the assessment of the thematic programs on social inclusion, human rights education, climate justice and cultural heritage of the CCIVS campaigns between 2017 and 2020.
The IVS4Peace Toolkit
This learning resource is mainly designed for Sending Organisations, Coordinating Organisations, Hosting Organisations, and Camp Coordinators involved in Workcamps within the International Voluntary Service movement. The goal is to provide some elements for reflection as well as concrete tools on how to make each step of the International Voluntary Service (IVS) process and projects inclusive for youth with fewer opportunities and, in particular, for migrants, asylum seekers, refugees, and minority groups.
Toolkit for Volunteering in Conflict Areas (VICA)
The VICA toolkit is addressed to volunteers and activists willing to experience volunteering in (post) conflict areas; to organisations, trainers, youth workers and educators interested in organising training, seminars and meetings on the topic of volunteering in conflict areas; and of course, to everybody interested in the topic of conflict management and reconciliation.
ABC of NGO Finances Toolkit
The goal of the production of this toolkit is to help nonprofit organisations not only to understand basic financial terms but also to provide them with practical advice on how to build a strong financial management structure without generating too much bureaucracy. This document, which is an output of the Evolve project, is a specific mix of financial management backed up by project management and organisational management. It combines strategic management with day-to-day activity level in order to show that these not only are linked but also lead organisations to the desired flexibility in organisational structure.
NEWS FROM THE NETWORK
SCI Madrid presents new project for gender equality in volunteering
SCI Madrid (Spain) together with Genderhood (Greece) announced the VOLUMEN – VOLUnteering for inclusive DevelopMENt project aimed at promoting and encouraging non-profit organizations to incorporate the gender perspective in all their volunteering activities, through the development of an action plan that contributes to gender equality in a sustainable way.
During the two years of the project (2022-2024), several activities are scheduled: Seminars for professionals; a toolkit for the integration of the gender perspective in volunteering; and workshops for volunteer communities.
For more information about the project and the activities of SCI Madrid follow their Instagram: @scimadrid