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Call for CCIVS Development Officer

Are you a dynamic person who believes in international volunteering as a tool for selfdevelopment and social transformation? Do you like to solve organisational challenges? Do you have organisational development experience in an international context? If this is of interest to you, we invite you to apply for the CCIVS Development Officer Role. About CCIVS […]

CCIVS Online Dialogues: Is this the end of IVS, as we know it?

After exploring possibilities and postponing the General Assembly to 2021, we believe that it is necessary to create an online space for CCIVS members, Executive Committee and Secretariat. On December 14, the first ever CCIVS Online Dialogues will kick off under the title “is this the end of IVS, as we know it?”. More than […]

Networking Meeting of the EMpowering Youth project

Networking Meeting of the EMpowering Youth project

Between December 1-3, 2020, CCIVS organised the online Networking Meeting of the EMpowering Youth – Improving Capacity for Euromed Youth Projects, funded by the Anna Lindh Foundation and the European Union. The partners discussed and shaped together the activities outlines, including a Webinars series on project management for young activists in March 2021, a residential Training […]

International Voluntary Service: engaging youth in heritage preservation

International Voluntary Service: engaging youth in heritage preservation

WHV Webinar Series, second session titled ‘International Voluntary Service: engaging youth in heritage preservation’, which took place on Wednesday 27 May 2020, from 13:00 to 14:30 (Paris Time, CET). This webinar provided a brief introduction of the International Voluntary Service movement and showcased its non-formal educational approach to engage and empower youth in world heritage […]

Frame(v)Work: Europe Laboratory

The Europe Laboratory of the Frame(v)Work project took place from 18th to 25th of February in Creative Space (Holloko, Hungary), co-funded by the European Union. Egyesek Youth Association hosted representatives of IVS organisations from Asia, America, Europe and Africa in Kreatív Tér / Creative Space (Hollókö, Hungary). The laboratory started analyzing the decreasing number of […]

Make a change

“Make a change”. This was my answer to the question of what the international voluntary service means to me. That day I was interviewed by CCIVS secretariat team. Now after 8 months spent at the CCIVS office it came to my mind when I tried to write some reflection of my experience. Actually, I found […]

Frame(v)work Kick-off Meeting

Frame(v)work Kick-off Meeting

The kick-off meeting for the Frame[v]work project took place from 20th to 25th of November in Creative Space (Holloko, Hungary). Egyesek Youth Association hosted representatives from different networks and regions. Alliance of European Voluntary Service Organisations, Service Civil International, Network for Voluntary Development in Asia, IBO and Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service participated in […]

Towards the One Million Volunteers by 2021

Towards the One Million Volunteers by 2021

Volunteerism has been the back born of the social fabric in Africa, since time immemorial, general most societies across the continent are voluntary driven.  The African Union Commission established an African Union Youth Volunteer Corps (AU-YVC) and promote youth volunteerism in Africa. A continental youth volunteer initiative, AU-YVC was launched in December 2010. The conference […]

Sabine Decker-Horz: CCIVS took part in the Executive Committee meetings of UNESCO as observer and other meetings, consulting on UNESCO issues

Sabine Decker-Horz: CCIVS took part in the Executive Committee meetings of UNESCO as observer and other meetings, consulting on UNESCO issues

Sabine Decker-Horz (Bornheim near Bonn, Germany) was CCIVS Director between July 1983 and October 1985. Between 1972 and 1988, she participated in International Voluntary Workcamps and Youth Community Services. In 1980, she obtained Politics Diplomature by the University of Marburg. Between 1987 and 2008, Sabine increased her professional experience in emergency and development aid, program […]

Not A Single Story or More Than A Single Story?

Not A Single Story or More Than A Single Story?

From 25th June to 3rd July, Lodéve hosted 23 people from 7 different countries to participate in a training organised by Concordia, ‘Not A Single Story’. This training had the mission of giving tools to professionals in contact with youth to develop youth citizenship by exploring the keys to understand the formation of their identity(s). […]

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