Colombia is Magic realism

Colombia is Magic realism

I dare to say that for many Colombians the term “magic realism” may have been over used in many ways since it got famous here in Colombia. People is familiar with it, thanks to Gabriel Garcia Marquez –  ‘Gabo”, who is one of the most  important exponents of this literary...
Last days of an amazing journey in Norway

Last days of an amazing journey in Norway

Moving to another city, sharing experiences with new people and walk on different sideways. These were just some of the common things that happened from August until December to David and Me. Thinking about all the moments we spent in Norway, the activities we planned and in general all the...
Colombia, history that should be history

Colombia, history that should be history

 A brief introduction to the Colombian conflict and the way I understand it. I am 23 years old and I come from a country known for its violence. Here the drug dealings became the most important source of money, and the society became afraid to walk in the street. Unfortunately,...
Jirafas and EVS’ers in support of peace one day

Jirafas and EVS’ers in support of peace one day

Last Sunday we were in Oslo to host a Peace one Day event. We did this together with Fiocco and Asia, members of the European Volunteer Service. This year they are working for CISV Norge at the peace house in Oslo. The six of us had an amazing Sunday with...
Who are we?

Who are we?

In the jungle you find these animals:                 May Linn, David, Sigrid and Juanda. David Gomez Cañon Age: 23 Graduate in: International Business and International Relations. Two things you like to do in your free time: photography, climbing Two things you think you...
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Conflicts in your city?

Conflicts in your city?

As part of our research, we have been studying different levels of conflict, what are their causes and possible consequences. I live in a 8’000.000 peoples city, once called the Athens of America. I truly love my city – its full of life and warmness. Of course every place has good memories, and I have...
Bullying

Bullying

Bullying is something that I feel pops up every once in a while in media; people have committed suicide, kids that have only had one person attend their birthday parties, internet “trolls” are  threatening bloggers, there have been appeals against bullying and even the king in Norway in his new years speech devoted a lot...
Nonviolent Communication a Brief Introduction

Nonviolent Communication a Brief Introduction

A brief introduction to Nonviolent Communication by our inspiration and source Marshall Rosenberg.
Preparing for mini-camp in Medellín.

Preparing for mini-camp in Medellín.

Hello, everyone. Can you believe it? We have actually been in Colombia for three weeks already. Time has gone so fast! In two weeks we will attend our first mini-camp here in Medellín. And unlike what I feel happened sometimes in Norway, here in Colombia they prepare very well! We were well over 15 Jr.leaders,...
Conflicts, an approach to better relationships

Conflicts, an approach to better relationships

The next article was written by an active Colombian CISVer who attend a Mosaic Project on 2009, he want to share with our community his point of view within the topic of conflict and resolution:   Conflicts are something natural in everybody’s life, they can appear in different sizes, environments and whenever one might expect....
From conflict (prejudice) to peace (breaking prejudice) by Keonhi Son

From conflict (prejudice) to peace (breaking prejudice) by Keonhi Son

What do I think about Germany? Cold people, funny language, and punctual freaks! Inside of Europe it is so common to have prejudice against each other. I did backpacking travel in several European contries six monthes two years ago, mainly concentrated to Southern European countries. It was my first travel experience so that I feel...
First week in Colombia

First week in Colombia

Now we’ve been in here in Medellín, Colombia for a little bit more than a week, and the first impression is even better than I thought it would be. For me who have grown up in a place full of mountains, Medellín feels a little bit like home. It’s green everywhere, with nice parks, and...
The reverse culture Shock

The reverse culture Shock

Culture shock is defined as a personal disorientation that a person suffers while experiencing an unfamiliar way of life, for example going to another country. Where the people has to face different types of manners, food, weather, even different social environments. But there is another well-known term called the reverse culture shock. This happens every...
A recap of our Norway-adventure.

A recap of our Norway-adventure.

So, we did a lot of things in Norway and some of them we managed to capture on film, we have therefore put together a little video for you to see. Also don’t forget that if you are between 21 and 27 years old from Norway or Colombia you still have the chance to apply...
Verden i Bergen Christmas party!

Verden i Bergen Christmas party!

Friday last week we hosted a party for the ones that attended Verden i Bergen earlier this summer and fall (you can read more about that here and here). It was a traditional Norwegian Christmas party, with rice porrigde, ginger bread, Christmas soda and lots of candy. Of course we also hid some almonds in the porridge,...
Declaration on the Right to Development, Universal?

Declaration on the Right to Development, Universal?

In December 1986 the UN general assembly established the Declaration on Right to Development. Article one goes as following: “The right to development is an inalienable human right by virtue of which every human person and all peoples are entitled to participate in, contribute to, and enjoy economic, social, cultural and political development, in which...
Art of the muses - Music and Conflict Transformation.

Art of the muses – Music and Conflict Transformation.

From the prehistoric era, music has been part of the development of human civilisations. Its definition even in modern times is culturally influenced, and there is no universal definition of what music can be. Each culture perceives it differently, for some it may be a fundamental part of their cultural roots, while for others it...