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Decolonize Volunteering

Colonialism created the political and economic context, in which we live today. International volunteering takes place in this context: White Europeans go as international volunteers to the Global South, often with neo-colonial motivations of imposing Western values and mindsets onto local realities.


We invite you to a webinar, where representatives of volunteering organisations from Europe and the Global South will discuss and present critical approaches towards this: How can international volunteering organisations respond to colonial mindsets? How do we make volunteers active citizens around global justice rather than passive believers of colonial narratives of developing, helping and saving?


The webinar will last ca. 45 minutes from 18:00 until 18:45 CET (Central European Time) (See here what time that is for you: https://bit.ly/3er6F4d). Please register until 18 March at thomas@sci.or.at and we’ll send you the Zoom link for the webinar!


This webinar is part of the international seminar “Develop or Self-Develop: Who is the volunteer in relation to colonial history?”, which takes place from 12-21 March 2021. The seminar is funded by the European Commission under the program “Erasmus+”.               

The European Commission’s support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents, which reflect the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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