air of Solidarity Economy
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Camp code: ES-CAT 5.1
Country: Spain – Catalunya
Start Date: 14 Oct 2017
End Date: 24 Oct 2017
Topic: 5: Poverty and social injustice
Work Types: Festival / Social
Number of volunteers: 8
Number of places still available: 0
Free places last update: 02 May 2017
International age: 18 – 99
National age: 17 – 99
Extra fee to be paid in the hosting country: 0.00
Required Language: English
Spoken Language: Catalan, English, Spanish
Description: Organized by XES (Catalan Network of Solidarity Economy), the aim of this workcamp is to promote and teach about Solidarity Economy, an alternative, strongly cooperative, economy in service of people.
FESC is a fair that will celebrate its 6th anniversary this year, and which aims to show, in a same space, a good number of business’ and association’s projects relying on economic values different from capitalism.
Type of Work: Volunteers will help in tasks related to preparations and logistics for the event: assembling and dismantling of stands and functional infrastructure, distribution of promotional materials, attention and information to visitors, other tasks helping the organization and, occasionally, activities with children and youngsters.
Study Theme: Solidarity Economy. Getting to know transformational projects that promote an alternative economy, its philosophy, and its practices.
Accommodation: Volunteers will sleep in a hostel provided by the organization during the event.
Language: Basic knowledge of Spanish is highly recommended and very helpful in communicating with local volunteers and getting to know best on the topic of the events (Solidarity Economy).
Approximate Location: Barcelona.
Notes: You can get an idea of the fair visiting their webpage: http://www.firaesc.org/
Yes, it is in Barcelona, but please don’t apply if it only makes you think about sangria and discoballs! Volunteering is a serious commitment and it needs to be taken as such.
Organization Description: SCI Catalunya is the Catalan branch of SCI, one of the 2 SCI branches in Spain. We are based in Barcelona and our working area covers the Catalan countries (including Catalonia, Valencia, the Balearic Islands and Andorra). The other provinces of Spain are covered by SCI Madrid. SCI was founded in 1982 and he organization works on both a global and local level. On the global level, we organize international workcamps in the above mentioned territory Long Term Voluntary Projects (including EVS), trainings and seminars. . On the local level, we work to promote peaceful social transformation of society in order to encourage sustainable human development and a culture of peace, through volunteer groups, involving our community and local networks.
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