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Hannah is joining the International Secretariat!

Hannah is joining the International Secretariat!

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.

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Time to read about SCI history!

Time to read about SCI history!

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.

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Measures related to COVID-19 Pandemic

Measures related to COVID-19 Pandemic

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.

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COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 Pandemic

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.

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Project Hub

Project Hub

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’.

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Living Library “Peace” in Bern

Living Library “Peace” in Bern

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.

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Global justice starts here

Global justice starts here

“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.

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Hilly, green and happy!

Hilly, green and happy!

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.

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“TheaterFlucht”

“TheaterFlucht”

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.

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Climate Action Day in Kosovo

Climate Action Day in Kosovo

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.

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Download SCI’s new name tags!

Download SCI’s new name tags!

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.

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Global Education Week

Global Education Week

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.

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Umoja means Unity

Umoja means Unity

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.

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The DIY Balcony Garden

The DIY Balcony Garden

The project «DIY Balcony Garden» took place in Ljubljana at the Voluntariat office and at an idyllic community garden in Litija.

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SCI Malaysia strategic plans 2020 workshop

SCI Malaysia strategic plans 2020 workshop

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.

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Mountain spirit

Mountain spirit

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.

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Peace education in the spotlight in 2020

Peace education in the spotlight in 2020

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.

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Words about Deeds

Words about Deeds

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.

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Community development

Community development

In the middle of October, CVS-Bulgaria teamed up with three more local organisations and created an event to talk about  community development.

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