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After the success of the first Exchange Platform Meeting (EPM) last year in Bulgaria, SCI has organized a second EPM for this year! The meeting is currently being held in Falun, hosted by IAL, the Swedish branch of SCI.

Participants take a break during the busy EPM schedule, Falun, Sweden (2016) photo: Katya Romanova

From 17th to 22nd October the Coordinating Committee for International  Voluntary Service is organizing the Human Rights Week thanks to the Raising Peace campaign.

Welcome to Suvi, Martina and Geoffrey our new volunteers that joined us at the International Secretariat today, we are very excited to have them with us for the coming year! Click on their photo find out where they are from and what they will be up to in the coming months!

Suvi, Martina and GeoffreyFrom left to right,; Suvi, Martina and Geoffrey, International Secretariat, Antwerp, Belgium (2016)

We have lots of new beginnings at the International Secretariat this month! Last week, we welcomed Alena, our new Project Officer. This morning, Angeliki had a short interview with Alena who answered some questions about her first week with us and what she will be working on in the coming months. Find out more!

Alena, our new Project Officer
Photo taken at the International Secretariat Office, Antwerp, Belgium (October 2016)

On Friday, the 3rd Compass Forum on Human Rights Education "Learning Equality, Living Dignity", organized by the Council of Europe came to an end.  Over an intense 3 days the forum gathered 120 people from all around Europe and beyond, discussing the shared notion of Human Rights Education and Education for Democratic Citizenship laid in the Charter by the Council of Europe 2009 and tackling the present challenges of implementing human rights education in different countries, on non-govermental and govermental level. Two SCI representatives took part in several workshops focusing on topic of Human Rights Education linked to the area of "War and terrorism", "Crisis of democracy and rising nationalism".

SCI representatives among the participants of the 3rd Compass Forum, at the European Youth Centre, Budapest, Hungary (2016)


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