Publications & Tools



 "Picturing the Global South: The Power Behind Good Intentions" toolkit

This toolkit, published by SCI Austria, deals with global power structures in volunteering and takes up issues such as global justice, racism, climate justice, colonial history, the relation between the Global South and the Global North and others. The toolkit is a manual specifically targeted towards European volunteering organisations (and beyond), giving them guidance how to deal with unwanted motivations and stereotypes that volunteers might have.
As part of a tool fair in Vienna in February 2018  a new version of the toolkit was released, with more methods and perspectives on the topic that one can use when training their volunteers, for educational projects or for awareness-raising around global justice.

The whole toolkit is available on this link.

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Diverse Communities - visual method cards, an interactive and easy-to-use tool that can help you when looking for ways to cherish diversity and to encourage intercultural dialogue among different groups or individuals in a local community or during your international activity.

These cards were developed as part of the Branching Out: (re)connecting ideas project of Service Civil International (SCI),
financially supported by European Youth Foundation of Council of Europe.

Within this project we have been empowering groups of
volunteers and their local partners in Europe to connect newcomers, refugees and asylum seekers and their local community to meet,
talk, play, and be creative together. Along the path there were many cool ideas, methods and activities from practice shared by SCI’s
volunteers and partners, that we are now presenting in form of these visual method cards.

You can find the cards here and the instructions on how to use them here.


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We are proudly presenting a new SCI - Moving Forward handbook! As a contribution taken from lessons learnt throughout the Peers to Peace project, this book is addressed mainly to volunteers and staff members in SCI Branches and Groups who are interested in (re)discovering the international level of SCI. This book will make it easier for you to understand how SCI works internationally, in what ways you can get involved, have a say, and shape our Movement from within.



Grapheazy was created by Mauro Carta on behalf of Service Civil International with the support of the "Pool of Trainers and Facilitators of SCI". As of November 2015, the tool was used on three occasions in different intercultural settings (Europe and Asia). The tool is a visual facilitations tool, a way to encourage people to actively take part in a group discussion, a creative method to establish links between topics and to get an overview, an instrument for generating and identifying new ideas and a technique to stimulate debate on sensitive issues. The toolkit was publicly launched at the Final Seminar of the international project "Global Volunteer Action" in June 2016.


Memoric Booklet

Memoric Booklet, published as the final output of SCI's international project 'Memory Beyond Rhetoric, WW1 and the growth of the pacifist movement in Europe: Looking back 100 years to understand the presence we face and build the future we yearn'. This project was co-funded by the Europe for Citizens Programme of the European Union.


'Climate for Peace: Inspirations. How to organize activities for climate justice and sustainable living'. This booklet provides lots of examples of grassroots projects implemented by SCI activists around the world. This publication was developed to acknowledge the amazing work that SCI members are tirelessly undertaking in their communities, as well as to provide inspiration to those, who are still searching for their way to join in the global climate movement. The booklet was part of the project outputs of the EYF Work Plan 2015: 'Youth Empowerment for a Sustainable Europe', and was produced with the support of the European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe. 

The 'Climate for Peace Toolkit' - A useful guide to organising sustainable Workcamps.


Building Bridges Toolkit

The Building Bridges Toolkit is an on-going web platform, designed to share the know-how on voluntary projects involving asylum  seekers and refugees as well as raising awareness on forced migration in general. The creation of this online toolkit has been driven by the ever bigger need of the international SCI network to exchange best practices on projects with refugees and asylum seekers. The project is coordinated by SCI Switzerland with the support of Utilapu Hungary. Its existence wouldn’t have been possible without the support of the Mercator Foundation Switzerland and the active contribution of Building Bridges working group and a number of SCI branches.






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