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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.

Current projects

Peace in Practice

Supporting young people to become Peace Envoys

January – December 2020

The project will run throughout 2020. It will strengthen the capacity of young people to connect peace in their daily lives, encouraging them to become peace envoys. It will include international trainings, peace laboratories and the creation of an online course!

Past projects

Gendered realities

January – December 2019

“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 Work Plan consisted of two international activities and a series of local follow-up actions, and produced different useful resources.


Art for Balanced and Cultural Diversity

22 – 27 July 2019

Which art tools can help you promote the importance and value of diversity and social inclusion? A key question participants from 9 countries were exploring during the ABCD training course that was organised in July 2019 in Antwerp (Belgium) by the International Secretariat of SCI in cooperation with the SCI’s Pool of trainers and facilitators.

Share, Experience, Get Inspired!

Enjoy the diversity of non-formal learning tools

1 August 2018 – 31 May 2019

The project aimed at increasing 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. The main project activity concerned the implementation of an international capacity-building seminar.

From small steps to big changes

Tackling discrimination in everyday life

01 January 2018 – 31 August 2018

The project “From Small Steps to Big Changes” 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 training course.

Branching out

(Re)connecting ideas

January – December 2018

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 the Building Bridges campaign.


Peace activism through lessons from history of forced migration

November 2016 – January 2018

PATH was a project which proposed a concept for defining and understanding current tendencies of forced migration. The participants looked at lessons from the past and worked with remembrance as an inspiration for present and future peace activism.

Peers to Peace

Peer learning and peer support for Capacity Building in international volunteer work

December 2016 – August 2018

The project explored 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.

A route to connect

January – December 2017

A Route To Connect 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.

Global Volunteer Action

Networking, capacity building, non-formal education and innovation in international youth and volunteer work

March 2015 – June 2016

Global Volunteer Action was an SCI global project that focused on youth volunteering in Europe and Asia (and beyond). Youth and voluntary service organizations faced several challenges, and Global Volunteer Action aimed to find a common space where they could be shared and discussed, a space that could provide and create common solutions.

Memory beyond rhetoric

The WWI and the growth of the pacifist movement in Europe

October 2014 – February 2016

Memory beyond Rhetoric was a remembrance project focused on WWI and the growth of the pacifist movement in Europe. It aimed to promote a mature idea of peace, anti-militarism and non-violence. The project critically analysed the image of soldiers-heroes and wanted to contribute to a real understanding of the history and diversity of the European Union, which was created to guarantee peace.

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