On the 28th September an event took place in Barcelona which focused on new tools, opportunities and strategies for innovation in the digital world. iWith.org attended and explained its program to more than 100 attendees.
We believe in the idea of being able to grow socially, and for this reason we bring forth a strategy for managing the transparency of non-profit organisations at the CCCB.
The 3rd Catalonian Congress for Associative Participation and Voluntary Work, which was celebrated on the 20th of May, ended with 28 proposals and brought together more than 300 participants in the CCCB.
iWith.org presents a number of different open calls aiming to help non-profit organizations and projects to take advantage of opportunities offered by the Internet.
There are many issues that NGOs face when it comes to running a successful organization. Besides a lack of funds and issues regarding structural organization, various NGOs end up their campaigning because of the same issue. However, the new .ngo/.ong domain will forever change how NGOs operate.
On 3 and 4 October 2013 iWith.org and Smilemundo presented Smile Urbo in the 6th International Conference of Conflictology and Peace.
We presented the project 'Smile Urbo: El juego del pueblo' (The village game), supported by iWith.org and carried out by Smilemundo.
In order to implement a crowdfunding programme, a social base is needed, and making good use of the internet is essential for achieving this.
On October 17, 2012 Open Society Foundations, one of the most important humanitarian organizations in the world, announced the creation of the Open Society Initiative for Europe (OSIFE) in Barcelona.
This week we are immersed in the Second European Volunteer Congress and it is a good occasion to share impressions and as the Director, Violant Cervera said, “This Congress has to be different and serve a purpose.”
Oriol Josa Fresno from Coordinació General de COCAT is talking about the Congress
For our conference at the United Nations, we made a video interviewing our beneficiaries on their relationship with the Internet and their approach to communicate effectively on the web with simple tools.
The 26 and February 27 were two days highlighting the possibility of establishing a convention respecting the environment, minimal budget and whose message is transmitted through small gestures of participants.
The private aid and obtaining funds for NGOs are stable and even increased in 2009 despite the crisis. We also note that people are more and more involved in volunteerings. Indeed, the reputation of NGO is sound to: a recent study by the League of NGO for development cooperation has revealed that 86% of Spaniards were convinced of the efficiency and capacity of these associations to improve their beneficiaries' lives.
The mobile phones that we all use and enjoy, without thinking much about the production process, are full of the mineral coltrane. The number of genocides in the Congo that are related to the recovery of coltrane grow every day. It is a shame worldwide where other ecological tragedies of great magnitude should also be added. Nevertheless, more than thirty businesses, the majority of them Western, continue importing minerals from the Congo, regardless of such tragic politics. Easy equation.
Powerpoint edited by Jordi Duran i Batidor, iwith.org's CTO for a Suiss' conference.
The call, made by Fundación CTIC through the www.1arroba1euro.org initiative, takes the shape of a “Contest of Innovative Ideas for Human Development through Information Technologies and Comunication”. The projects selected will be carried out with the assistance of this Foundation.
In iwith.org we want to introduce you to this site that enables the interchange of professional services. It is called Biznelp,
and we have signed an agreement with them that allows us to have professional services of people around the world thanks to an interesting barter.
This summer, around 120 young Europeans from 15 different countries will participate in Creativity.cat,
Act for Interculturality, which is the main artistic meeting for the youth at a continental level. Neagènia
Intercultural, partner of iwith.org
, is going to coordinate this meeting, which gathers participants aged from 18 to 30 years, with the aim of encouraging creativity, interculturality and public-spirited participation.
That’s the conclusión we have drawn from our 2009 Literary Contest. Among the authors, there is a girl from Tarragona, Spain, who suffers from muscular dystrophy and who has worked hard to present her story, entirely written through Xarxa Òmnia
(International Association for Volunteer Effort) Youth Office in Barcelona has published on the front page of its website a report on the work of Iwith.org. We invite you to read it.
The participation forms part of the Leadership and Management of Non-Governmental Organisations offered by the Catalan Business School in Madrid.
The NGO Memoria Sin Fronteras has set out to collect flash-memories in different models: SD, CF, MC, MS…that are left in our night table. The aim is to classify them, to format them, to full them with contents and to send them to places where the container and its contents can be used instead of throw them away or let them aging in a drawer.
The II International Encounter of the TIC for Development Cooperation, Cooperation 2.0
, ended this afternoon in Gijon with the shared challenge of pushing a "Development 2.0" where all of the agents (Administration, business and third sector) will actively participate in a coordinated manner, starting with the people destined for help. This was one of the main conclusions that ended the event organized by the CTIC Foundation which united more than a hundred technology agents as well as ones from the Cooperation in Asturias during a span of three days.
Our beneficiary ACCDV
, and the online book publisher Bubok,
through which we are publishing our Certamen Literario
prizewinner, have joined forces on an interesting project that runs parallel to the World Book Day
You can also benefit from this initiative.
This year the focus is on short stories up to 5 pages long. As always, the idea is to close the digital divide by showing that the Internet is a way of spreading culture, and that it is accessible to everyone.