WHO WE ARE
Red Internacional B-Live is a Murcian NGO that works at a local, national and international level under the principles of solidarity economy.
We are 4 professionals who form a passionate and multidisciplinary team, plus a group of collaborators and volunteer staff who join each project according to their areas of specialisation and affinities.
The association has a long history in social and cultural organisations. For this reason, in all the activities we carry out we can count on solid experience in the management and execution of projects. We started to participate in Key Action projects (mainly in KA1 and KA2) related to youth and inclusion in 2013.
We focus primarily on community projects and actions that emphasise the inclusion of at-risk youth and environmental sustainability.
We are part of REAS Spain, the Social and Solidarity Economy Network, which is made up of more than 900 entities. We are also members of RIPESS Europe (Intercontinental Network for the Promotion of Social Solidarity Economy), as well as of Banca Etica Fiare.
Our headquarters are located in the municipal centre La Nave Espacio Joven, in Puente Tocinos (Murcia).
In addition to project design activities, we also offer an information service for young people interested in participating in Erasmus + program activities and English workshops for all levels.
B-Live, in addition to providing services to the Youth, also has a youth section, with young people between 13 and 30 years old, who actively participate in the decision-making process and in our activities.
MISSION – VISION – VALUES
Offer training and advisory services for the creation of projects and learning spaces with an intercultural, inclusive and international approach. Give young people a lot of opportunities for them to enjoy, learn and build a more inclusive and sustainable society. Guarantee closeness, commitment and quality to be at the service of the most innovative socio-economic initiatives.
Being an international benchmark in advising on innovative projects within the framework of the Social and Solidarity Economy, inclusion and the environment.
Social co-responsibility, generating conscious and responsible participation through citizens actions.
Equal opportunities, human and economic solidarity as pillars of attention in our interventions, generating sustainable relationships between the people themselves and the economy.Creative resolution, analysing and adapting to each moment.
Comprehensive care for people and their projects, providing the necessary support for the materialisation of new skills and ideas.
Understanding Nature, taking the best care of our environment and always learning from it.
Transparency and honesty, closeness and mutual support, reconnecting with the essence of close and neighbourly relationships.
Sociologist by training, I have a long experience as an educator and coordinator of projects with different publics in situations of vulnerability. I am passionate about accompanying people in the development of projects to propose sustainable solutions. I am concerned about environmental and coexistence problems, and I believe in a more responsible society, where each and every one finds their space for growth. In my free time, I go to the mountains to walk with horses and dogs to nourish myself with nature.
I am a linguistic and cultural mediator, and a translator as well. For more than ten years I have collaborated in volunteering, active citizenship and social inclusion projects between Spain and Italy (with organisations that operate at local, national and international level). I work with B-Live with the aim of promoting the sustainable development goals of the 2030 Agenda and youth volunteering activities (I myself started with a European Solidarity Corps project!). In my spare time: trips, beaches, books, and good food.
My journey in Non-Formal Education has gone from being a participant, to being a trainer and even organising my own projects, always with the focus on youth participation and local actions. I trained as a project evaluator at the AECID Humanitarian Action Office and later I specialised as a Trainer of Trainers with the Spanish and Icelandic National Agencies, participating as a facilitator for different youth entities and in Social Solidarity Economy projects.
I spend my spare time planting books and reading trees, or vice versa.
Designer by training, I specialised in sustainable design and have always been very active in matters such as the recovery of materials, upcycling and production in accordance with the values of the social and solidarity economy. For a long time I have combined my work as head of production with volunteering. Currently, in addition to collaborating in the creation and management of projects, I am in charge of the communication and dissemination tasks of the entity. In my spare time I give new opportunities to abandoned objects, I take care of my garden and a thousand other things.
WHAT DO WE DO
At B-Live we are dedicated to developing initiatives related to youth participation.
Our entity collaborates with several public administrations thanks to agreements for the promotion of youth and the dissemination of the social and solidarity economy, as well as participation and environmental awareness among young people and adults. We have carried out more than 20 national projects and 7 European projects, especially with Youth in Action and the Erasmus + program (KA1, KA2).
We have extensive experience in the field of youth and we have highly qualified tools and resources to carry out our activities: training courses, meetings, internships, exchanges or youth initiatives, workshops, conferences, etc.
We have set ourselves the following objectives, which we believe go hand in hand with the basic principles underlying European quality standards and the Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda:
Inclusion is a mission that underpins our values. We understand that social transformation goes through the full inclusion of people who are confined to the periphery of the social system. Therefore, in the planning of our activities we guarantee access to those people who, due to their socio-economic situation, do not have information, training, or integration resources. In all our activities we guarantee the use of measures that promote the principle of equal treatment and non-discrimination based on race, sex, religion and gender identity.
In addition to the activities to raise awareness and get closer to nature that we plan each year, whenever possible in the development of our activities we try to minimise the environmental impact. In this sense, we promote the use of digital tools, public transport or car sharing for our meetings, when they involve travelling in polluting vehicles. In the same way, we promote the reduction of the use of paper and disposable material. We also promote an environmental impact monitoring system based on a social audit that we carry out every year as members of REAS Murcia.
We are committed to innovation and use of technological resources. We believe that the existing digital platforms represent useful and inclusive tools to acquire knowledge, enrich training content and exchange proposals and opinions on their application, as well as to disseminate information about our services and the opportunities of the ESC and Erasmus+ programmes. We believe it is very important to develop this objective because of the “digital divide”, that is, the digital gap, not only between different age groups of the population, but also between people with different economic and cultural resources and that can prevent opportunities of growth and development.
network of ESC and Erasmus+ organisations
From B-Live we advocate for active participation in collaboration networks. We understand that collaboration and exchange are an intelligent, efficient and effective way of developing knowledge and continuous improvement, as our experience demonstrates. Therefore, we are an active part of the Erasmus Network, even accompanying other entities, participating in the exchanges and trainings promoted by the Spanish National Agency, as well as the other National Agencies. Our purposes in this regard are: guarantee the expansion of the space for collaboration and development; promote stable communication channels and share information in an attempt to introduce new organisations and users in the European space.
HOW WE DO IT?
Our mission is to provide children, teenagers and adults, as well as local and international public administrations: project management, organisation of training courses, workshops, exchanges and cultural, environmental and artistic activities; research, e-learning, projects in the European sphere through calls, actions, volunteering, etc.
Courses, seminars, workshops and any other educational activity oriented towards the learning of adults and young people in the field of social sciences, non-formal education, the relationship with the environment, inclusion and personal development, with special attention to vulnerable groups, with fewer opportunities, excluded or at risk of social exclusion.
Collection, analysis of information and preparation of research work on methods, methodologies and good practices and their application in the fields of: non-formal education, economics, environment, human rights, social intervention and personal development.
Development of essays, texts, pilot projects or any other form of innovation, related to new methods and learning methodologies in the fields of: non-formal education, economy, environment, human rights, social intervention and personal development.
Promotion and integration in groups, networks and any other form of cooperation with non-profit organisations and public institutions that carry out similar activities at the regional, national or international level.
Participation in local, regional, national or international collaboration projects with other non-profit entities.
Cooperative or mutual support activities (meetings, exchanges, exchanges, work camps, translation services and linguistic mediation…) that entail real and direct support for initiatives related to our approaches, as well as carrying out intercultural exchange and volunteer programs.
Sustainability activities, where through the commercialization of some type of product related to the purposes of the association, financing can be obtained to reinvest in activities that promote the values and motivations of the entity.
Associative activities (eg: family meetings, meetings of associations, joint ordering of organic products, contact with local organic producers…) to promote the growth of the entity and the strengthening of other initiatives.
Productive activities in which the associated people can directly experience the benefits and advantages of carrying out the purposes that this entity proposes.
Production of own materials on the activities and the know-how acquired by the association in any format that allows its effective dissemination.
Participation in local, regional, national and international meetings and forums.
Economic, material or human support to entities, groups and individuals for the implementation of non-profit projects, as well as for the realisation of artistic productions related to the purposes and activities of the entity.
Environmental awareness on the banks of the Segura River as it passes through Murcia.
Department of Tourism and Sports
Actions to improve the Covid-19 situation
Short-term and long-term volunteer opportunities across Europe for 17-30 year olds.
European Solidarity Corps
Individual and group volunteering
Environmental awareness in the neighbourhood of Los Rosales.
European Solidarity Corps
Exchange of good practices in the field of social work of the future.
August 2020 – December 2022
France, Italy, Romania, Spain
International Training Course about Youth Solidarity Economy and Entrepreneurship.
Greece, Italy, Czech Republic, Spain.
Promotion of cooperation and innovation within the specific field of solidarity youth entrepreneurship.
Portugal, Greece, France, England, Spain
Incubator of business initiatives and social and solidarity economy at the local level.
Participation in the creation of the European Youth Agenda for the 2014 European elections.
Youth in action
January 2014-September 2014
Francia, Italia, Bélgica, España
Social theatre workshop with women in prison.
Youth in action
Awareness for full and inclusive access to education.
Youth in action
Training for future leaders in social and environmental youth entrepreneurship.
Youth in action
May- October 2013
Czech Republic, Italy, Cyprus, Turkey, Poland, Estonia, France, Bulgaria, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovenia.
Our experimental eco-garden: “LA GÜERTA AR MUNDO”, is a refuge of biodiversity in the heart of the Huerta de Murcia.
It is a 4,400 m² plot located in Orilla del Azarbe (Santomera, Murcia). In February 2011 we obtained the transfer of this land and we found ourselves with a semi-abandoned plot, the land depleted and with little life inside. We named it “LA GÜERTA AR MUNDO” because we wanted to turn the situation around and turn it into a green and pleasant place, full of biodiversity and opportunities…and from which to travel!
Thanks to the funds received in a project approved as a youth initiative of the Youth in Action program (current Erasmus +) plus our own effort and savings, we managed to buy the tools, fertilisers, seeds and trees necessary to revive that corner of the Huerta and turn it into in a bioclimatic refuge for flora and fauna.
We have been advancing to contribute to improving our mother earth, to keep her away from pesticides, transgenics and agro-criminals who see the earth only as a means to enrich themselves and not as a mother to love.
Since then we have been cultivating the land cooperatively, using native species and organic fertilisers. Currently it has become an experimentation centre, with 247 trees of native varieties, as well as a wide variety of aromatic plants and vegetable cultivation for self-consumption. It is also an intergenerational meeting point where we learn between young and old about how to enjoy and care for the earth.
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Do you want to visit us in person?
La Nave Municipal Centre
Pol. Industrial Camposol,
C. Mayor, 55, nave 16,
30006 Puente tocinos, Murcia
Wednesdays 09:00- 13:00