13 June, 2023

SCI Re-granting Scheme to EU members

Partnership on Peace

Organizations operating in countries that are part of the European Union (EU) were asked to submit proposals to Service Civil International’s (SCI) International Secretariat (IS) for upcoming projects in the year 2023. This was made possible by the EU’s Citizens, Equality, Rights, and Values (CERV) Operating Grant. Following the call, 10 branches submitted their projects.

The Re-granting Scheme’s goal is to provide financial assistance to network branches so that they may engage in activities that promote both SCI’s fundamental principles and EU values. 

Following an established procedure, the following five projects were chosen from the ten that were submitted for the regranting scheme:

  1. Volunteering for Peace – SCI Poland
  2. Solidarity Project – CVS Bulgaria
  3. Learning from history! Memorial camps in times of war – SCI Germany
  4. EU for all – SCI Hellas
  5. Local Re-Activation: 75 years of SCI Italy activism – SCI Italy

We look forward to seeing the selected re-granting scheme project begin implementation. 

More information on each project is provided below:

Volunteering for Peace

A series of educational and promotional activities on volunteering for peace and the concept of peace in practice among Polish youth. The goal is to build knowledge, skills and motivation for peace-building among students and teachers.

  • Project duration: 8 months
  • Key target groups: Youth in Poland, volunteers
  • Grant awarded: 19,212 €

 

Solidarity Project

Organisation of volunteering activities in the field of forced migration in Bulgaria in cooperation with the State Agency for Refugees. Recreational activities, volunteer camps, awareness-raising on EU values, training of volunteers.

  • Project duration: 8 months
  • Key target groups: Refugees, asylum-seekers, volunteers, local communities
  • Grant awarded: 25,982 €

 

Learning from history! Memorial camps in times of war

Expansion of volunteer work and educational programmes with local memorials at sites of former concentration or NS-forced labour camps in Germany, and create links to questions about war and peace today.

  • Project duration: 8 months
  • Key target groups: Youth in EU
  • Grant awarded: 25,500 €

 

EU for all

Participatory awareness-raising and empowerment activities, including non-formal education workshops and podcast production/promotion, with refugee and asylum-seeking communities in Athens. Focus on EU rights/values, UDHR, SCI values, gender equality.

  • Project duration: 8 months
  • Key target groups: Young asylum-seekers
  • Grant awarded: 12,584 €

 

Local Re-Activation: 75 years of SCI Italy activism

Actions to increase SCI activists’ local networks all over Italy, in terms of numbers and engagement, to meet new realities across the territory and engage new volunteers. Regional trainings, meetings, assemblies to reactivate local peace activism.

  • Project duration: 8 months
  • Key target groups: Volunteers, peace activists
  • Grant awarded: 16,722 €

 

SCI’s Re-granting Scheme (FSTP) is funded by the European Union’s CERV (Citizens, Equality, Rights, and Values) Programme. Grants are available for CSOs in EU countries.

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