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Here you will find some useful links and also some of the organisations, universities and institutions Concordia has been working with for the last few years.

About Concordia

Travel and Health information

Environment, Education, Global Issues, Ethical Living


Concordia’s Networks

Concordia is part of three main networks of international organisations:

Our UK partners

UK host organisations

EVS

Here you can find links related to European Voluntary Service (EVS)

Travel Information

Health Information

  • www.fitfortravel.scot.nhs.uk – Travel Health information for people travelling abroad from the UK
  • www.dh.gov.uk – On this website you can apply for the European Health Insurance Card that replaces the old E111 form
  • www.malariahotspots.co.uk– A travel health website whose aim is to raise awarenss of the serious nature of malaria
  • www.nomadtravel.co.uk – A travel health website about common dieease risks and vaccination advice
  • www.bloodcare.org.uk – This charity offers a screened blood service to its members in any part of the world
  • www.istm.org– The International Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM) is committed to the promotion of healthy and safe travel.
  • www.nathnac.org – The National Travel Health Network and Centre, NaTHNaC, has been created to promote clinical standards in travel medicine with the goal of ‘protecting the health of British travellers’
  • www.who.int/en – World Health Organisation
  • www.sussextravelclinic.com/ – Sussex Travel Clinic, based in Brighton and Hove, East Sussex, provides information about health for travellers and advise on vaccinations, malaria prevention and injections needed

Environment, Education, Global Issues

  • Global Messenger Toolkit collecting all the workshop sessions on Global Issues run by our volunteers including ideas that our co-ordinators /international partners/ volunteers and anybody involved in education  could use. If you want us to send you a free printed copy, please email fiona@concordiavolunteers.org.uk.
  • Stereotypes, what is a country? Important issues raised by one of our EVS volunteers.
  • www.bpec.org – Brighton Peace and Environment Centre raises awareness and understanding of social justice, Ethical Holidays & Travel, sustainable development and environmental protection.
  • www.bpec.org/factsheets – BPEC have produced a number of Information Sheets which cover a wide range of green and ethical issues, principally aimed at everyday situations – from Food to Financial Services. Very useful and practical information source for those who want to start towards developing an environmental lifestyle.
  • www.lowcarbon.co.uk/home – Low Carbon Trust is a not-for-profit organisation that was formed in 2001 to set up, manage and promote environmental projects.
  • www.newint.org – With over 30 years of publishing under its belt, and more than 75,000 subscribers worldwide, the New Internationalist is renowned for its radical, campaigning stance on a range of world issues, from the cynical marketing of babymilk in the Majority World to human rights in Burma.
  • http://storyofstuff.com/ – In the 20 minute long documentary, activist and narrator, Annie Leonard, examines the roots of consumerism, in post-World War II economic policy and its continuation today.
  • Rough Guide on Ethical Living – Climate change, sweatshops, fair-trade, ethical investment, organic food.
  • www.tourismconcern.org.uk – Tourism Concern is an independent, non-industry based, UK charity.  With partners in over 20 destination countries they work to ensure that tourism always benefits local people.
  • www.developments.org.uk -Developments is a free magazine – published four times a year – and website which tells the stories of people and organisations who are working to end poverty. Our aim is to make the often complex issues of development clear, accessible and compelling.
  • www.allianceflagtour2011.blogspot.com – Blog about the campaign Concordia joined to celebrate the European Year of volunteering but also the International Year of the volunteer +10.
  • http://www.seedybusiness.org/about.shtml – Brighton based Moulsecoomb Forest Garden and Wildlife project is an important resource offering horticultural, educational and social opportunities to residents and schools in these surrounding built up urban areas. They have won awards for Best Community Allotment in the UK 2007 and Best Green Project in Sussex 2008.
  • Coyote n.17  – Council of Europe  “The power of volunteering” – Coyote is a publication issued by the Council of Europe and the  issue 17 released in July 2011 focuses  on volunteering.

 

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