Phiren Amenca

Promotion of intercultural dialogue between Roma and non Roma through youth participation – EVS opportunity with FAGIC in Barcelona, Spain

Volunteer for 12 months in 2016-2017 (starting October 2016) with FAGIC  

DEADLINE: May 30, 2016.

Number of volunteers: 2

Applicant country: Italy, Romania


Phiren Amenca and FAGIC currently opened a call for applications for young people between 18 and 30 years to participate in a European Voluntary Service (Erasmus+ program) project in Barcelona. The 12 months lasting project (October 2016 – September 2017), offers diverse learning and service opportunities including national and international seminars, and active involvement in the Roma youth groups and networks in Spain. The volunteers engage weekly around 30-35 hours in the working fields of intercultural youth work, empowerment and mobilization of Roma youth by assisting the Roma youth network in their activities (street actions, conferences, public debates, creative actions), supporting trainings, seminars and grassroots activities, conducting researches and case studies, promoting EVS in local communities, writing articles for websites and publicity, contributing to the development of FAGIC’s website.

The project „Promotion of intercultural dialogue between Roma and non Roma through youth participation” gives two Roma and non Roma young people the opportunity to live in Barcelona and engage in local communities and projects. The volunteers will work together with the staff of the organization. They will take part in projects addressing promotion of Roma young people and ex-prisoners in the labour market and to use non formal education against racism and antigypsyism and volunteers will be very much supported to develop their own projects during their service.


The call for applications is open for young Roma and non Roma people between 18 and 30 years who are residents of Italy and Romania. We support young people who have the will to work in a Roma environment/community, and to get experience that can be later on transferred back to the work of their sending organisations. We are especially welcoming people who are motivated to engage for our mission to challenge stereotypes, antigypsyism and racism, and who show an open attitude for a unique learning and life experience, as well as a volunteer spirit of creativity, initiative, responsibility and independence. We do not ask for prerequisite qualifications, or not any particular academic, educational level, but the volunteers must have basic Spanish and English language skills.

The program is fully covered, providing room, board, health insurance, Spanish language course and monthly pocket money. Volunteers will be provided with 2 Erasmus+ seminars during their service, and 2 international Phiren Amenca seminars.



Send your motivation letter, CV, and Phiren Amenca application form until the 30th of May to  [email protected];  as well as at [email protected]



Download the Phiren Amenca Volunteer Application Form (PDF) here

Dates of the project: 01.10.2016 – 30.09.2017

For more information please contact: Marietta Herfort (volunteer coordinator) at [email protected]



The Federation of Roma Associations in Catalonia – FAGiC is a nonprofit organisation founded in 1991. It brings together 88 grassroots local Roma associations from all over Catalonia, making it the most representative Roma organisation. FAGiC was created with the aim of defending and promoting the rights of the Roma within the Catalan society and to react and denounce any form of xenophobia or discrimination towards Roma population. Its main purpose is to improve actions aimed at the Roma, gather information about their aspirations and concerns, and establish a communication channel between the Roma and Catalan society. FAGiC also promotes activities and initiatives that aim at promoting coexistence between Roma and non Roma in Catalonia. FAGiC has 5 main areas: Women, Education, Culture, Politics, Media and Youth. We’re working all these areas at local, national and European level.