From the 24th of August until the 2nd of September the General Assembly will take place in Belgium. The General Assembly is the highest decision making body of FIMCAP, taking place every 3 years. The General Assembly is made up of representatives from each member organization. These representatives set the direction of FIMCAP for the next three years.
For the General Assembly of 2019 “the value of play” has been chosen as central theme. Playing is one of the rights described in the Convention on the Rights of the Child, more specifically in article 31 of this Convention, which will be the starting point for our General Assembly:
“That every child has the right to rest and leisure, to engage in play and recreational activities appropriate to the age of the child and to participate freely in cultural life and the arts.”
Thanks to funding from the European Solidarity Corps, FIMCAP is looking for 2 European volunteers who want to work for 4 months at the FIMCAP office. You will live in the city of Antwerp in Belgium and you will receive funds for food and accommodation. Also your travel to and from Belgium is reimbursed.
The voluntary stay will be from 21st of August until the 20th of December 2019. We are looking for 2 volunteers and both volunteers will be working on international youth projects. One volunteer will be focusing more on thematic work on the topic of playing, and the other volunteer will focus more on communication.
You must be a resident in one of the EU member states or one of the partner countries listed by the European Solidarity Corps. You must be between 18 and 30 years old. More information about the tasks and the practical arrangements can be found in this call for volunteers. The deadline to apply is the 10th of June 2019.
FIMCAP is looking for 4 to 5 persons for a new working group on communication. A start-up meeting is planned from the 25th until the 31st of August 2019 in Belgium, in the framework of the General Assembly. Volunteers are expected to engage themselves for minimum a year. More information and the link to candidate for this working group can be found in the call for the working group on communication.
EuroCourse is an international opportunity for European leaders organised by FIMCAP, the international federation of Catholic parochial youth movements. This year’s EuroCourse, titled Head in the Cloud, kicked off on Thursday 1st February. The theme chosen was media literacy and critical thinking. 24 participants aged between 18 and 25 years, originating from 8 different countries, including Malta, Germany, Catalonia, Lithuania, Belgium, Denmark, Romania and Slovakia, spent 5 days in ŻAK house, Birkirkara Malta.