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AFEV Barcelona

description of organisation

La AFEV es una entidad francesa que lucha contra las desigualdades sociales desde hace 20 años. En el 2008 nace la AFEV Barcelona, como una delegación de la AFEV Francia, y como una primera falca de la europeización de la entidad.

La misión de la entidad es doble: trabajar para fomentar el voluntariado universitario, y apaciguar las desigualdades sociales en los barrios más desfavoridos.

El principal proyecto de la AFEV consiste en hacer Acompañamientos educativos individuales (dos horas por semana) entre voluntarios universitarios y niños/jóvenes en situación de exclusión social o que pasan por un momento difícil.
Los acompañamientos van más allá del ámbito académico y se centran más en las problemáticas de fondo del niño/joven poniendo énfasis en el fomento de la autoestima, autonomía, motivación, abertura cultural y orientación académico laboral.

Colaboramos con más de 100 voluntarios y actualmente intervenimos en 9 barrios de Barcelona (Clot, Besos, La Barceloneta, Poblenou, La Verneda, Baró de Viver, Torre Baró, Ciutat Meridiana i Sant Pere Santa Caterina la Ribera) y en el municipio de Badia del Vallès. Este trabajo se hace en coordinación con servicios sociales, centros educativos, entidades sociales, centros de formación artística, otros agentes del territorio y en colaboración con diferentes universidades (UB, UPF, URL, UAB, ESMUG, ESEC, ISA, etc).


*AFEV is a French organisation with the aim to work against social inequality and has been doing so for 20 years. In 2008 AFEV Barcelona was created as a delegation under the France AFEV head organization, and conceived as a first step towards the organization Europeanization.

The organization mission is twofold: (i) to work towards encouraging University volunteer work and (ii) diminish social inequality in the most disadvantaged neighbourhoods.

The main AFEV project is about running individual education accompaniments (two hours per week) amongst University volunteers and children/kids who are at risk of social exclusion and/or those who are currently going through some difficult situation/moment. Accompaniments go beyond the academic context and are mostly focused on the real specific problems the child/young person is going through/has by emphasizing the promotion of self-esteem, autonomy, motivation, cultural openness and academic/professional couching.

We collaborate with more than 100 volunteers and we are currently intervening in 9 Barcelona neighbourhoods (Clot, Besos, La Barceloneta, Poblenou, La Verneda, Baró de Viver, Torre Baró, Ciutat Meridiana and Sant Pere Santa Caterina la Ribera) and Badia del Vallès city. Such work is conducted in coordination with social services, educational centers, social organizations, artistic training centers and other entities from the country by collaborating with different universities (UB, UPF, URL, UAB, ESMUG, ESEC, ISA, etc).

Participants with fewer opportunities

  • This organisation has additional mentoring or other support suitable for young people with social obstacles, educational difficulties, cultural differences or similar.

inclusion topics

This organisation is willing to involve volunteers who face situations which make their participation in activities more difficult, from the following categories for different types of project:

Inclusion categoryReceiving projectsSending projectsCoordinating projects
Social obstacles
Economic obstacles