International projects are one of the tools helping the SCI Movement achieve its strategic goals and strengthen the organisation in the following key areas: cooperation, sharing, advocacy, financial strength and transparency, capacity building, and communication.
International projects can also support new or existing campaigns or programmes in SCI.
The projects are organised in cooperation with SCI branches and partners thanks to the financial support of the Europe for Citizens programme, Erasmus+ Programme, the European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe and the UNESCO’s Participation Programme. On this page you will find all the information about them.
Peace in Diversity
January 2024 -June 2025
The Peace in Diversity aims to promote peaceful coexistence, conflict resolution, and civic engagement in European communities. Through a series of international training courses and webinars, participants will gain valuable skills and tools for fostering peaceful coexistence, effectively managing conflict, and contributing to a more just and equitable society.
Key objectives of the project include:
Building capacity among European organizations and youth workers in peacebuilding and peaceful coexistence practices.
Empowering partners to organize effective peace-related activities.
Enhancing communication and conflict transformation skills among youth workers.
No War Anywhere!
January – December 2023
No War Anywhere! will bring together people from Europe to learn and exchange about alternatives to antimilitarism, to advocate for more peace and less militarism.
Young people will lead advocacy campaigns in their communities. The team will develop throughout these activities an online (free) course about antimilitarist advocacy and communication.
November 2020 – August 2023
Grassroots aims to improve the quality of short and long-term voluntary projects between the Global South and the Global North by investing in leadership and mentoring trainings for the youth organisations involved as well as by creating tools for the sending and hosting organisations.
SCI Catalunya is leading the project, that also involves organisations from Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Finland, Mozambique, South Africa, Italy and Belgium.
The power of degendering volunteering for climate justice in Africa
August 2022 – March 2023
Forging Ubuntu seeked to strenghten cooperation between 6 youth and community organisations, in Zambia, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Kenya and Mozambique, to address climate change and gender inequalities, through hands-on local actions.
The actions ranged from street actions for gender equality awareness to permaculture workcamps.
Learn to develop sustainable and inclusive projects
April – November 2022
FUNding Peace connected and boosted young people to initiate quality projects that are in line with SCI’s vision, mission and values.
One of the outcomes is an online course, available for free and open to all on SCI’s learning platform. Its aim is to support young people in building their non-formal education projects, with three main areas: project management, sustainability and inclusivity.
Together for a peaceful future
April – December 2021
The project empowered young people to become peace envoys who can implement various actions on the local level. The project aimed to promote values of peace and non-violence, to encourage active participation and civic engagement and to increase the quality and the number of youth projects for peace, inclusion, and non-violence.
Facilitating, Learning, Organising and Welcoming!
A critical Training of Trainers
March – June 2021
In this online Training of Trainers, we discussed the most important skills, methods and approaches to get in a good flow while initiating, organising and managing educational projects. As an extra, we had a closer look at how power structures can be reproduced in the organisation of projects and how we can integrate SCI values on all levels of organising educational projects.
Enjoy the diversity of non-formal learning tools
January 2020 – March 2021
As a peace organisation in its 100th year of work, SCI wanted to take the opportunity to renew its energies in peace activism and peace education. Particularly, through this project we wanted to offer opportunities for young people to help to contribute to a more peaceful world. We created tools for young people and partner organisations to be (re-)energised to spread messages of peace in their communities!
January – December 2019
“Gendered Realities” is an annual Work Plan for 2019, aimed at increasing understanding of the gender topic and the present realities in SCI activities. The Work Plan consisted of two international activities and a series of local follow-up actions, and produced different useful resources.
Art for Balanced and Cultural Diversity
22 – 27 July 2019
Which art tools can help you promote the importance and value of diversity and social inclusion? A key question participants from 9 countries were exploring during the ABCD training course that was organised in July 2019 in Antwerp (Belgium) by the International Secretariat of SCI in cooperation with the SCI’s Pool of trainers and facilitators.
Enjoy the diversity of non-formal learning tools
1 August 2018 – 31 May 2019
The project aimed at increasing the capacity of the partner organisations by supporting the professional development and enhancement of the competences of their youth workers in fostering creativity, participation, sharing, cooperation, mutual learning and innovation in the field of non-formal learning. The main project activity concerned the implementation of an international capacity-building seminar.
08 – 12 April 2019
Peace in the Spotlight trained young people to be ‘peace messengers’, with the training paying special attention to the topics of gender and refugees.
In collaboration with Voice of Young Refugees in Europe (VYRE) and supported by the Strasbourg European Youth Centre of the Council of Europe, the project consisted in a study session in France followed by local actions in the participants’ countries.
Tackling discrimination in everyday life
01 January 2018 – 31 August 2018
The project “From Small Steps to Big Changes” aims to tackle the growing discriminatory attitudes and practices in the contemporary EU. It consists of two main parts: the training course “From Small Steps to Big Changes: Tackling discrimination in everyday life”, and follow up actions in the respective countries of the participants in the training course.
January – December 2018
Branching out: (re)connecting ideas is a project supported by European Youth Foundation that focuses on collecting and sharing best practices when it comes to working with refugees and asylum seekers. The project is part of the Building Bridges campaign.
Peace activism through lessons from history of forced migration
November 2016 – January 2018
PATH was a project which proposed a concept for defining and understanding current tendencies of forced migration. The participants looked at lessons from the past and worked with remembrance as an inspiration for present and future peace activism.
Peer learning and peer support for Capacity Building in international volunteer work
December 2016 – August 2018
The project explored peer learning as a tool to share expertise and strengthen the SCI branches worldwide mainly in the fields of volunteers’ management, project management, knowledge management, financial management and fundraising.
January – December 2017
A Route To Connect focused on spreading awareness about the refugee situation in the Balkan route, giving a voice to the stories of refugees and empowering youngsters to take action.
Networking, capacity building, non-formal education and innovation in international youth and volunteer work
March 2015 – June 2016
Global Volunteer Action was an SCI global project that focused on youth volunteering in Europe and Asia (and beyond). Youth and voluntary service organizations faced several challenges, and Global Volunteer Action aimed to find a common space where they could be shared and discussed, a space that could provide and create common solutions.
The WWI and the growth of the pacifist movement in Europe
October 2014 – February 2016
Memory beyond Rhetoric was a remembrance project focused on WWI and the growth of the pacifist movement in Europe. It aimed to promote a mature idea of peace, anti-militarism and non-violence. The project critically analysed the image of soldiers-heroes and wanted to contribute to a real understanding of the history and diversity of the European Union, which was created to guarantee peace.