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Service Civil International

Service Civil International (SCI) is one of the world's largest international volunteering organisations dedicated to promoting a culture of peace through the organisation and coordination of voluntary projects all over the world. SCI has been organising international voluntary projects since 1920.

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The historical archives of SCI in the Bibliothèque de la Ville La Chaux-de-Fonds (Switzerland) provides an extensive documentation on international volunteering for peace.


Posted by Heinz Gabathuler on Jan 7, 2012

SCI Madrid has compiled an exhibition about the humanitarian mission of SCI during the Civil War in Spain (1937-39). It is now being shown at the Centro Cultural "Paco Rabla" in Madrid until 17th February 2012.

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Posted by Philipp Rodriguez on Feb 2, 2011

This year we celebrate the 80 year anniversary of International Voluntary Service (IVS) Great Britain. On Thursday February 3rd there is a BBC episode which presents the first workcamp in Great Britain.

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Posted by Philipp Rodriguez on Sep 25, 2010

The exhibition Pierre Ceresole - a lifetime serving Peace. Around fifty visitors from Australia, France, Germany and Switzerland came to Municipal library of La Chaux-de-Fonds in order to see the 10 panels about Pierre Ceresole and SCI. In addition there seven display cabinets installed with photos, documents and objects from first SCI workcamps.

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Posted by John Myers on Apr 2, 2009

After the break-up of the socialist system at the end of the 1980s, our previous partners in Hungary had simply disappeared, and so SCI was left with hardly any opportunities of cooperation.

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Posted by Bertram Schröter on Sep 26, 2005

Das Logo des SCI entwickelte sich aus einem SCI-Abzeichen,welches aus den 1920er-Jahren stammt und bis etwa 1950 weite Verbreitung fand.

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