January
 
A new SCI year is here, and it is one like no other...it is the 100th birthday of SCI and it comes with hundreds of actions and dozens of projects.
We want to share them all with of you. Don't miss any opportunity!
In the face of increasing challenges to peace all around the world, this year you can be part of an international community of activists that is volunteering for peace since 1920. ☮️
 
Last month's highlights
 
 
SCI co-creating the Erasmus Plus and EU Solidarity Corps
 
Service Civil International participated in the event Co-creating Erasmus Plus and the EU Solidarity Corps that took place this week in Brussels.
Together with other organisations, we have been exploring the new programme for 2021-2027 and are excited to see what’s to come, after more than 30 years of Erasmus.🚀
 
 
 
Climate Action Day in Kosovo
 
GAIA Kosovo organized a Climate Action Day with multiple activities, some to inform, some to take action and some to have fun. In Kosovo, people are not very informed about climate change.
The future is uncertain and as youth climate movement used to say: History will judge us! So let's do our part now.
Read the full article 👉 here.
 
Umoja means Unity
 
UMOJA football team is an effort from SCI Hellas to empower and integrate migrants and refugees into Greek local community based on their need to live in pursuit of their social and professional goals while having to deal at the same time with surviving the difficult conditions of the Greek reality.
Read more 👉 here.
 
 
 
Global Education Week
 
Jeden Świat – OWA Poland took part in the Global Education Week in Poznań. Different schools were hosting workshops which encouraged participants to raise awareness of the wider world, to reflect about our place in it, as well as our possibilities to make it more equitable and sustainable, acting respectfully and responsibly.
Discover more 👉 here 
 
DobroFest in Bulgaria
 
On the International Volunteers Day, CVS-Bulgaria organised an event dedicated to the promotion of volunteering where more than 200 people discovered the activities of 33 different organisations working in Human Rights, Ecology, Education, Culture, LGBTIQ+, Urban, Social work and Refugees.
Read more 👉 here. 
 
Resources
Mountain spirit volunteers recommend
 
SCI's partners Vlahi Nature School Bulgaria and Velebit Association Kuterevo present the publication "Mountain spirit volunteers recommend: How to be better in volunteering for nature conservation?"
 
Download 👉 here
 
This is a collaborative result of current and previous EVS/ESC volunteers in nature conservation projects, representatives of oganizations and activists.
 
Find more about the project and how to use the recommendations on the Mountain spirit blog.
Download new name tags!
 
Hello people! Here are SCI’s new stylish INCLUSIVE NAME TAGS for youth workers, coordinators and trainers. Use them during your activities to create an inclusive environment!
 
Download 👉 here
 
You can also contact assistance@sci.ngo to request them by post.
 
It’s Time to Face Gendered Realities!
GAIA Microgrants Programme
DIY Balcony Garden
 
Participants in this project gained a lot of knowledge about smart use of available space and appropriate plants with regards to wind, sun time and moisture available. Helping to increase urban gardens!
Read the full article here.
 Opportunities
 
 
Workcamp
 
Rome international soup festival

📅 14 - 21 April 2020
📍 Rome, Italy
 
Be part of the most exciting festival in Rome, the International Soup Festival: an experiment in creating active citizenship and local development through different events, initiatives, courses and laboratories!
 
To apply 👉 here
 
Training course
 
Volunteering in the Global South
 
📅 18th - 19th April 2020
📍 Bern, Switzerland
 
SCI Switzerland organizes a “Pre-departure Training: North-South Exchange” for people who want to volunteer in a project in the North-South-region (Africa, Asia or South America).
 
To join 👉 info@scich.org
 
Training course
 
Peace in Practice
 
📅 12 - 19 May 2020
📍 Switzerland
 
Do you want to deepen your knowledge on different levels of peace, find connections between creating a world of peace and your actions, and plan your follow up actions for peace on local level as part of our 2020 campaign?
 
👉 Apply till 20 February
 
 
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