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At the International Secretariat of SCI things never stop! From the middle of June Chantal has officially joined the office as the new communication and volunteer coordinator.


Photo credit, International Secretariat, June 2017

In April in Novi Sad, VCV Serbia organized a Living Library event called ''Closing borders'', which focused on the topic of refugees and migration. This event gathered volunteers and members of NGOs that are currently working on the field in Belgrade, Subotica and Šid, in order to help the ones that are stuck between Serbian state borders, and whose fate is becoming more uncertain as the days pass by.

 

Seven projects have already received support from GAIA MicroGrants this year and the applications keep rolling in.


On the 30th of May, as promised, the European Commission present the legal base to the European Parliament for the European Solidarity Corps. The European Youth Forum organized on the 7th of June a meeting with its Member’s organization (MO) to discuss this.

Last Sunday, May 28th, SCI Catalunya participated in the “Trobada de nenes Elna i nenes Nael”, that gathers all the girls named “Elna” and the boys named “Nael”. The meeting, organized every two years, aims at paying tribute to all the families who decided to name their children after the Maternity of Elna, the institution dedicated to helping women exiles of the Spanish Civil War created in Northern Catalonia by the SCI volunteer Elisabeth Eindenbenz.

Maternity of ElnaSCI Catalunya board member Marta Palau Alba, on stage to share some words at the Maternity of Elna, Catalonia, Spain (May 2017)

 

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