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Volens

Rue du Tivoli 45/1
1020 Bruxelles
Belgique

Telefon: +32 02 421 24 00
Telefax: +32 02 421 24 11
Adresse e-mail:kris.fierens@volens.be
Internet:http://volens.be
Interlocuteur: Kris Fierens

Les Thèmes


Volens (NGO) is a Belgian non-profit organization involved development co-operation and international solidarity. Since 1964, Volens and its networks of solidarity groups supports about 300 local organisations in approximatively 25 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. The common denominator of all these actors is working towards the integration of marginalised and excluded groups or persons.

In the South, Volens focuses on supporting networks of 5 to 8 local partners. These partners identify a common objective that fits in one of the two main Volens themes: "interdependent economy" and "appropriate training". By working around these themes, the local partner organisations benefit from collaborative learning (South-South), they reinforce and encourage one another and ensure that problems are treated at a regional level.

In the North, Volens is socially involved in awareness raising and education of the general public towards development. Among the different projects set up in this framework, Volens offers the possibility to youngsters to gain experience in development cooperation. We propose, for the youth, educational projects such as action-theatre; we can provide teachers and organisers with training in obtaining the skills and basic elements needed to take part in the North-South dialogue; the “SUDotheque” serves as an excellent platform for exchanging ideas and experiences; we have various materials and seminars available for various groups; we help people to form an opinion regarding development; and finally, we contribute in the political debates through other NGOs.

Volens's programme focusses on supporting networks of local organisations. People in 24 networks of 5 to 8 local organisations benefit from trainings, look-and-learn visits and scholarships

The programme “Marginalised groups achieving social integration” aims to promote personal development, participation and empowerment.

Kris Fierens is the Director of Volens.

For other net participants we can offer an expert guidance through trained staff, give an expert opinion, procure expert information and establish new contacts in the field of our work.



 

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