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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 Mar 28, 2012

The turmoil in Western societies around the year 1968, marked by students' revolts and
opposition against US warfare in Vietnam, also left its traces on the SCI movement.
During Easter holidays in 1969, West European and the US branches organised a
Seminar that took place in Uddel, The Netherlands, under the then quite fashionable motto
"The Social and Political Implications of Voluntary Service".

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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 May 29, 2011

Two long standing SCI volunteers left recently us forever Emma Ott (1907-2011) and Elisabeth Eidenbenz (1913-2011).

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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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