SCI Projects

 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.



SCI: Gendered Realities

"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 project will encompass two international activities (International Study Session on Gender and a Campaigning Training) and a series of local follow-up actions.

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Share, Experience, Get Inspired! – Enjoy the diversity of non-formal learning tools

The project “Share, Experience, Get Inspired! – Enjoy the diversity of non-formal learning tools” has a duration of 10 months and its main project activity concerns the implementation of an international seminar designed to meet the project aim, which is to increase 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.

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From Small Steps to Big Changes: Tackling discrimination in everyday life

The “Small Steps” project 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 course.



Branching out: (re)connecting ideas

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 Building Bridges campaign.



PATH- Peace activism through lessons from history of forced migration

With this project, SCI proposes a concept for defining and understanding current tendencies of forced migration. We look at lessons from the past and work with remembrance as an inspiration for present and future peace activism.


Read more about the project here



Peers to Peace: Peer learning and peer support for Capacity Building in international volunteer work

We explore 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.

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A Route To Connect

A Route To Connect is a project of SCI supported by European Youth Foundation 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. The main activities of the project are an inspirational preparatory seminar in Spain, a field trip to the Balkans and local follow up events around Europe until the end of 2017.


Read more about the project here



In 2016 SCI ran the following projects: Global Volunteer Action and Memory beyond Rhetoric.

Global Volunteer Action

Global Volunteer Action is SCI’s global project. It focuses on youth volunteering in Europe and Asia (and beyond). There are several challenges that youth and voluntary service organizations face nowadays, and Global Volunteer Action aims to find a common space where they can be shared and discussed, a space that will provide and create common solutions. 

The activities planned for Global Volunteer Action will take part during 2015 and 2016, empowering the volunteer positive impact all over the wolrd: From Sidney to Hong Kong through Rome, Barcelona, Sofia and Athens. Here you can find the complete agenda.

Read more about the project here.



Memory beyond Rhetoric

Memory beyond Rhetoric is SCI remembrance project. A project focused on WWI and the growth of the pacifist movement in Europe. With it, SCI aims to promote a mature idea of peace, anti-militarism and non-violence. SCI’s remembrance project critically analyses the image of soldiers-heroes and wants to contribute to a real understanding of the history and diversity of the European Union, which was created as a peace guarantee.

Memory beyond Rhetoric includes the organization of seminars and activities in some of the most meaningful scenarios of the First World War, such as the international seminar in Verdun, France, where the “Battle of Verdun” was fought in 1916 and where Pierre Cérésole organized the first SCI workcamp. 
Read more about the project here.