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THE JOURNAL

The most important event in recent years remains systematically unreported in mainstream media and so completely escapes our collective attention. This is the spectacular rise of civil society initiatives around the world and the millions of people behind them. Active in 150 countries, OLBIOS JOURNAL is the first platform dedicated to bringing together exceptional people and many more anonymous heroes, in all sectors, anywhere in the world. Join them at OLBIOS and become an agent of change.

Getting children to think about a common past

CULTURAL ISSUES

Never Such Innocence, spearheaded by Lady Lucy French, connects young people around the world and inspires them to think creatively about conflict.
by SPYROS PETROUNAKOS

Getting children to think about a common past

CULTURAL ISSUES

Never Such Innocence, spearheaded by Lady Lucy French, connects young people around the world and inspires them to think creatively about conflict.
by SPYROS PETROUNAKOS

Getting children to think about a common past

CULTURAL ISSUES

Never Such Innocence, spearheaded by Lady Lucy French, connects young people around the world and inspires them to think creatively about conflict.
by SPYROS PETROUNAKOS

Helping children but also their communities

SOCIAL ISSUES

Rosalie Tieges spoke to OLBIOS from Thailand on how caring for children also creates much-needed jobs for their local communities
by ROSALIE TIEGES

Helping children but also their communities

SOCIAL ISSUES

Rosalie Tieges spoke to OLBIOS from Thailand on how caring for children also creates much-needed jobs for their local communities
by ROSALIE TIEGES

Helping children but also their communities

SOCIAL ISSUES

Rosalie Tieges spoke to OLBIOS from Thailand on how caring for children also creates much-needed jobs for their local communities
by ROSALIE TIEGES

The meaning of Home

NGOs & ASSOCIATIONS

Antigoni Alexiou talks from Greece on her work supporting asylum seekers, refugees and migrants that have faced torture, violence and abuse.
by ANTIGONI ALEXIOU

The meaning of Home

NGOs & ASSOCIATIONS

Antigoni Alexiou talks from Greece on her work supporting asylum seekers, refugees and migrants that have faced torture, violence and abuse.
by ANTIGONI ALEXIOU

The meaning of Home

NGOs & ASSOCIATIONS

Antigoni Alexiou talks from Greece on her work supporting asylum seekers, refugees and migrants that have faced torture, violence and abuse.
by ANTIGONI ALEXIOU

Immersing ourselves in other cultures

EDUCATION

Katy Kavanaugh, founder at 360.tv, spoke to OLBIOS from San Francisco on how travel is a great teacher and the gift of being able to immerse ourselves in a culture other than our own.
by KATY KAVANAUGH

Immersing ourselves in other cultures

EDUCATION

Katy Kavanaugh, founder at 360.tv, spoke to OLBIOS from San Francisco on how travel is a great teacher and the gift of being able to immerse ourselves in a culture other than our own.
by KATY KAVANAUGH

Immersing ourselves in other cultures

EDUCATION

Katy Kavanaugh, founder at 360.tv, spoke to OLBIOS from San Francisco on how travel is a great teacher and the gift of being able to immerse ourselves in a culture other than our own.
by KATY KAVANAUGH

Foreign aid, reparations, and community investment

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Dr. Christopher Stanfill, international development professional in New York, writes on how we need to rethink the lens through which foreign aid is viewed.
by DR. CHRISTOPHER STANFILL

Foreign aid, reparations, and community investment

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Dr. Christopher Stanfill, international development professional in New York, writes on how we need to rethink the lens through which foreign aid is viewed.
by DR. CHRISTOPHER STANFILL

Foreign aid, reparations, and community investment

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Dr. Christopher Stanfill, international development professional in New York, writes on how we need to rethink the lens through which foreign aid is viewed.
by DR. CHRISTOPHER STANFILL

A new approach to humanitarian assistance

NGOs & ASSOCIATIONS

Antoine Richards highlights the work of Peacebuilding Solutions and its new approach in re-stabilizing the livelihoods of people who have become refugees or internally-displaced persons.
by ANTOINE RICHARDS

A new approach to humanitarian assistance

NGOs & ASSOCIATIONS

Antoine Richards highlights the work of Peacebuilding Solutions and its new approach in re-stabilizing the livelihoods of people who have become refugees or internally-displaced persons.
by ANTOINE RICHARDS

A new approach to humanitarian assistance

NGOs & ASSOCIATIONS

Antoine Richards highlights the work of Peacebuilding Solutions and its new approach in re-stabilizing the livelihoods of people who have become refugees or internally-displaced persons.
by ANTOINE RICHARDS

When information flows halfway

HUMAN RIGHTS & JUSTICE

Amaya Alexandra Ramos spoke to OLBIOS from Washington, D.C., on puncturing the barriers preventing the flow of vital information to people like herself who work with human trafficking, forced migration and trauma.
by AMAYA ALEXANDRA RAMOS

When information flows halfway

HUMAN RIGHTS & JUSTICE

Amaya Alexandra Ramos spoke to OLBIOS from Washington, D.C., on puncturing the barriers preventing the flow of vital information to people like herself who work with human trafficking, forced migration and trauma.
by AMAYA ALEXANDRA RAMOS

When information flows halfway

HUMAN RIGHTS & JUSTICE

Amaya Alexandra Ramos spoke to OLBIOS from Washington, D.C., on puncturing the barriers preventing the flow of vital information to people like herself who work with human trafficking, forced migration and trauma.
by AMAYA ALEXANDRA RAMOS

No future?

NATURE & ENVIRONMENT

Environmental extinction and COVID-19: How children and teenagers fight worldwide for a better future and how social structures may prevent this.
by MERLE BüTER

No future?

NATURE & ENVIRONMENT

Environmental extinction and COVID-19: How children and teenagers fight worldwide for a better future and how social structures may prevent this.
by MERLE BüTER

No future?

NATURE & ENVIRONMENT

Environmental extinction and COVID-19: How children and teenagers fight worldwide for a better future and how social structures may prevent this.
by MERLE BüTER

Creating a ‘national story’ of solutions

ECONOMY

David Laurent, Head of Climate & Resources department at EpE, tells OLBIOS from France about business issues that weren’t even on the table a year ago.
by DAVID LAURENT

Creating a ‘national story’ of solutions

ECONOMY

David Laurent, Head of Climate & Resources department at EpE, tells OLBIOS from France about business issues that weren’t even on the table a year ago.
by DAVID LAURENT

Creating a ‘national story’ of solutions

ECONOMY

David Laurent, Head of Climate & Resources department at EpE, tells OLBIOS from France about business issues that weren’t even on the table a year ago.
by DAVID LAURENT

The fight against common and fundamental diseases

PUBLIC HEALTH

Nick Sireau, the founder of Orchard, spoke to OLBIOS from London on the lack of funds for OCD research and on how nature reveals its secrets ‘apart from the beaten path’
by DR NICK SIREAU

The fight against common and fundamental diseases

PUBLIC HEALTH

Nick Sireau, the founder of Orchard, spoke to OLBIOS from London on the lack of funds for OCD research and on how nature reveals its secrets ‘apart from the beaten path’
by DR NICK SIREAU

The fight against common and fundamental diseases

PUBLIC HEALTH

Nick Sireau, the founder of Orchard, spoke to OLBIOS from London on the lack of funds for OCD research and on how nature reveals its secrets ‘apart from the beaten path’
by DR NICK SIREAU

Giving vulnerable people tools for empowerment

FOUNDATIONS

Mahmoud Riyad, Social Innovation Specialist at Jordan River Foundation, spoke to OLBIOS from Jordan on the importance of providing tools that allow people to serve their communities and beyond.
by MAHMOUD RIYAD

Giving vulnerable people tools for empowerment

FOUNDATIONS

Mahmoud Riyad, Social Innovation Specialist at Jordan River Foundation, spoke to OLBIOS from Jordan on the importance of providing tools that allow people to serve their communities and beyond.
by MAHMOUD RIYAD

Giving vulnerable people tools for empowerment

FOUNDATIONS

Mahmoud Riyad, Social Innovation Specialist at Jordan River Foundation, spoke to OLBIOS from Jordan on the importance of providing tools that allow people to serve their communities and beyond.
by MAHMOUD RIYAD

Creating Businesses out of Problems

ECONOMY

Julien Verzier, Co-Director at BroadLeaf Group, spoke to OLBIOS from Cape Town, SA, on how the economy can benefit only if its direct environment benefits also.
by JULIEN VERZIER

Creating Businesses out of Problems

ECONOMY

Julien Verzier, Co-Director at BroadLeaf Group, spoke to OLBIOS from Cape Town, SA, on how the economy can benefit only if its direct environment benefits also.
by JULIEN VERZIER

Creating Businesses out of Problems

ECONOMY

Julien Verzier, Co-Director at BroadLeaf Group, spoke to OLBIOS from Cape Town, SA, on how the economy can benefit only if its direct environment benefits also.
by JULIEN VERZIER

THE OLBIOS EDITIONS

We still know too little about too many countries: The OLBIOS JOURNAL is the first to offer special editions in seven languages while covering every country in the world, small and large, on or off the media radar.

THE OLBIOS TEAM

OLBIOS is a meeting place for changemakers from 150 countries bringing you fascinating projects and new ideas. Join them and become yourself a Correspondent or an Author.

WHO WE ARE

We are proud to be able to count among our members prominent personalities and experienced social sector professionals from around the globe. 

Discover our team of hundreds of OLBIOS Network Correspondents & Authors

 

VIEW ALL CONTRIBUTORS

THE NEXT STEPS

A second astonishing development has emerged in recent years : this is the phenomenal rise in the number of people that want to become involved in socially oriented initiatives (94% of millennials according to a recent Gallup research). Yet, only a small part manages to become actively engaged. Just imagine the tremendous gain in social capital if all these people who have the desire to enter social action had for once all the necessary tools to do it.

 

In an attempt to address this most important of issues, we are also working on the design of a Social Network and a Funding Platform that will provide anyone with the partners and the resources that they need to make a real difference.

BECOME A FUNDING MEMBER

Your involvement is vital in the realization of this vision. As an independent project open to all, we at OLBIOS would prefer to cover our funding needs through the participatory support of everyone who believes in OLBIOS’s mission, before seeking any other financial support.

This is why we have also created a small selection of gifts for our funding members.

Funding members will help us maintain the team that will run not only a Global Social Network and a Funding Platform but also handle an enormous amount of material published at the Journal’s seven editions and manage an extensive international network of 4000 collaborators.

Last but not least, our funding members will also indirectly empower several initiatives, as OLBIOS aims to allocate a significant part of its income to finance directly other social projects and create its own FOUNDATION.

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