Hannah joined the team at the International Secretariat in an unusual way: remotely, from her home in the UK. She will move to Antwerp as soon as the situation allows it, but she already started her volunteering experience to support the Peace in Practice project.
In 2020, Service Civil International celebrates its 100 years of existence. One hundred years since a few volunteers begun an international service for peace and reconstruction and thus started the movement of international voluntary service.
Already the world looks a lot different since SCI’s statement of 16th March 2020 and this is a testament to the speed nations and societies have had to react in order to decrease as much as possible the potential catastrophic consequences this pandemic could have.
On March 19th, the conference “Apartheid talks from South Africa to Palestine” was held by videoconference, due to the recommended security measures to reduce the spread of Covid-19.
The recently classified pandemic COVID-19 has swept the world in a manner previously unseen in this generation. In the last week, measures have been taken by countries in order to slow the spread of this virus so that nations can have the opportunity to react.
Hundreds of thousands of people walked the streets of Barcelona to advocate for women’s rights – human rights on Sunday 8th of March.
Time flies so fast. It seems that we only said goodbye to each other after the first activity in Berlin and here we are, meeting again this time in Serbia for the second activity ‘Project Hub’ in terms of the training cycle ‘Project Café’.
One year ago a group of African women, mainly from Cameroon and Nigeria, met with SCI Hellas in an attempt to find common ground and work together.
On Saturday 29 February, SCI Catalunya held its 38th Ordinary General Assembly, accompanied by members, volunteers and the team of the entity.
The Living Library is an event that provides a space for dialogue and exchange and is about breaking down stereotypes, builds understanding and reducing prejudice by sharing experiences on a personal level.
“Global justice starts here” Placement Officers Training 2020 was organized for the SCI Placement Officers in Winterthur, Switzerland, from the 10th till 16th of February 2020.
Last Friday on 14th February the long term volunteer from SCI Germany office made a short visit to the project partner in Tübingen in order to say ‘Thank you!’ and conduct small interview with the people engaged in this incredible workcamp.
Volunteers from SCI Switzerland organize theatre evenings for children from families seeking asylum and for children from Switzerland once a month at the transition centre Schweizerisches Rotes Kreuz (SRK) in Bern-Länggasse.
On the 13th of December, GAIA Kosovo organized a Climate Action Day. There were multiple activities, some to inform, some to take action and some to have fun.
According to a recent survey launched by SCI and addressed at volunteers and activists, 45% of respondents experienced or witnessed microaggressions during SCI activities run in the past 5 years.
The Global Education Week encourages to raise awareness of the wider world, to reflect our place in it, as well as our possibilities to make it more equitable and sustainable, acting respectfully and responsibly.
UMOJA-ENOSI is the first Pan-African football team in Greece consisting of 20 players from 9 different African countries living in Greece either as asylum seekers, refugees, migrants or being second generation.
The project «DIY Balcony Garden» took place in Ljubljana at the Voluntariat office and at an idyllic community garden in Litija.
On 5th of January, members of SCI Malaysia had an interactive, informative, interesting and helpful Workshop for Strategic Plan 2020 and beyond and ensuring it aligns to SCI Global Vision, Mission, Objectives and Practices.
SCI’s partners Vlahi Nature School Bulgaria and Velebit Association Kuterevo present you the publication “Mountain spirit volunteers recommend: How to be better in volunteering for nature conservation?” designed by Izabela Markova.
We are excited to announce that the European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe approved SCI’s Work Plan for 2020, called Peace in Practice: supporting young people to become peace envoys.
The first event fully organised by the team of the ESC volunteers at CVS-Bulgaria office happened on 23rd of November.
In 2020 it will be one hundred years since a few volunteers had begun an international service for peace and reconstruction. 100 years of Service Civil International are a reason to celebrate, to look forward but also to look back.
The SCI Switzerland organized a Living Library on 19th November in Bern.
In the middle of October, CVS-Bulgaria teamed up with three more local organisations and created an event to talk about community development.
This year, SCI Exchange Platform Meeting took place in Albania, hosted by our local branch PVN Albania.