Peers to Peace Updates

Final event
Final event will be held from 6th to 10th June in Belgium, bringing together a community of peers to reflect on the project's impact, introducing the outcomes of the project collected in a handy(note)book and launching our newly restructured and more user friendly Members Area with integrated Q2A forum, an ideal space suitable for peer learning.
Handbook: be a contributor
Want to contribute to our handbook? Share what you have within your organisation! Let's harvest the knowledge and experience collected during our seminars and share this treasure with others. Send us the documents you have related to volunteer management, fundraising , knowledge management and project management.
Call for Participants Seminar on Project Management 2018
The registrations for the Seminar on Project Management are open. This seminar will be held in Athens, Greece from 10-17 March 2018. Come and join us for the Seminar on Project Management and get 7 days access to the knowledge and best practices in SCI and get inspired! For more information read the call for participants and apply here. Registration open until 3rd January 2018.

Can't join us this time? Recommend this seminar to other people from your organization
Tech meeting in UK Edinburgh, 16-19 November 2017
The tech meeting was held from 16th -19th Nov 2017 in UK Edinburgh. The Meeting gathered the peers to peace handbook team and the Tech-team of SCI in order stream the results and outcome of the training in terms of peer-learning and peer-support into an online platform tool. The team discussed the results collected from the survey on peer learning platform. Perhaps, suggested possible improvements for online peer learning platform.  
Welcome Ika 
Our last but not least EVS volunteer Ika from Indonesia arrived to SCI Hellas on 3rd of November. During her EVS, she will be supporting SCI in organizing local activities and an international training on project management, to be held in March next year in Greece. We hope Ika will have an unforgettable memory during her 6 months stay in Greece. we are happy to introduce Ika with a short interview .
Training on project management, 10-17/3/2018 in Greece
What are your superpowers when it comes to project management? What do you struggle the most with when organising projects? Imagine you have 7 days and access to all the knowledge of the world. What do you want to learn to make your projects even more powerful in their impact? Help us tailor this training course so it fits your needs by filling in a short survey. This will take you max 5 min. Make your voice hear before the end of October. 
Farewell to Jure and Sky
The time has come to say goodbye to our dedicated volunteers, Sky from Hong Kong and Jure from Slovenia. Sky supported the activities of Peers to Peace at the International Secretariat and Jure helped SCI Malaysia in Penang with organising local activities and the international learning seminar on knowledge management and fundraising. They will end their EVS at the end of October 2017. On behalf of the Peers to Peace team, we are sincerely grateful for their support and time spent with us. We wish them a glorious future and we look forward to seeing them in future SCI activities.
Tips and Tricks for a successful crowdfunding campaign
Are you considering to run a crowdfunding campaign in future? Are you curious to learn more about how to get ready for it? Jure, the Peers to Peace EVS volunteer in Malaysia visited an International Fundraising Congress in Bangkok, organized by The Resource Alliance and collected the best tips for you. Click here to know more about International Fundraising Congress.
Peers to Peace supports Boomerang Bags
Instead of creating own merchandise products, in Peers to Peace we distribute Boomerang Bags in order to promote the use of reusable bags and reducing plastics. Wonder why? Bag Monster will show you in less than 3 minutes, click here.
Welcome Zahra,
Zahra from Sri Lanka, joined the International Secretariat as a new EVS volunteer on 01st of October to support the Peers to Peace project and she will replace Sky. We hope Zahra will have an unforgettable memory with full of learning during her 10 months volunteering with us. We are glad to introduce Zahra to all of you with this short interview.
Learning Seminar Feedback
Peer University Feedback
The first activity of Peers to Peace was successfully held from 27 May - 2 June in Poland. This activity gave a chance for the representatives from our project's partners to share and exchange best practices on knowledge and volunteer management face-to-face. We gathered some quotes from the participants and some statistics. These comments gave us a huge courage boost.
Our 2nd EVS for Peers to Peace
Our second EVS in the Peers to Peace project arrived to SCI Malaysia! Welcome Jure! Jure will be supporting organization of local activities (among others the famous Penang Peace run in August), Learning seminar on knowledge management and fundraising, and implementation of the Peers to Peace online platform. We hope Jure will have a fruitful and unforgettable memory during his 6 months volunteering with us. To know more about Jure, click here, to read a short interview with him.
Peers to Peace’s logo
Our Peers to Peace’s logo is ready finally. Thanks for our volunteer Hazel from Hong Kong, she is specialised at graphic design. Peers to Peace is a project to create space to learn from each other and support each other (peer-learning and peer-support). We are hoping this logo can somehow visualise the concept of this project!
Learning Seminar
This Learning Seminar will bring together 26 participants of SCI branches and networks and current members of the IEC to exchange good practices in the topics of knowledge management and fundraising. The seminar will happen between 13-20 July 2017 in Peneng, Malaysia. At the end of the seminar (18 July) there will be an Asian Platform Meeting organised in parallel, an opportunity for some participants from Asia to join, for others a way to meet more delegates of Asian branches who will gather to discuss topics specifically relevant  in the region.
Peer University
Peer university have ben successfully held from 27th May to 2nd June in Mikuszewo, Poland. We welcomed SCI's representatives from Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Nigeria, Poland, Slovenia, Sri Lanka...a very diverse group of motivated volunteers who were working around the topics volunteer and knowledge management. For sure a unique chance to discuss volunteering practices world-wide and to gain a first hand experience with the new q2a support forum of SCI.
OLIVES Platform
On 16th March we have organisied a small Focus group with different key SCI representatives to ask feedback on the Olives Platform - an online tool we want to bring alive during the Peers to Peace project. The aims of this platform are to facilitate knowledge flow in SCI, to speed up the learning curve of new people, to retain the experience of old members and to stimulate cooperation between organizations. Sounds useful to you? Stay tuned for more information on Olives Platform.
Kick-off Meetings
In Feberary 2017, we have organised 3 Kick-off meetings where we discussed Peers to Peace project with 20 branches. These online skype meetings gave us chance to collect and understand better partners’ expectations of the Peers to Peace project. The positive feedback we received during these 3 meetings from you also gave us a huge support in implementating project.