STEP Kick off Meeting, Paris

STEP is an ambitious 2-year project coordinated by CCIVS and focused on capacity training, need assessment and impact measurement. What makes this project special is the fact that it will involve 4 big networks (SCI, Alliance, NVDA, ICYE) and that its activities will have a global dimension: the 4 trainers Oriol, Francesco, Matina and Sam will visit 4 continents to deliver training in several countries around the globe.

Such a challenging initiative requires proper preparation, and this is the reason why the trainers and members of the networks involved met the CCIVS office (represented by Vicky and Mauro) to plan the different STEPs. The meeting, hosted by SJ from at the end of March 2017, was very fruitful: participants discussed about logistic issues and defined the tools to be used in the training and in the field visits. The first STEP will be in Africa in May and June 2017, and will include a training hosted by VOLU Ghana  and visits in DRC (ADCDD), Uganda (UPA), Nigeria (VWAN) and Togo (ASTOVOT).




Author: CCIVS

Raising Peace: From Grassroots actions To Global Campaigns Promoting Peace and Human Rights During the last General Assembly in December 2012, CCIVS members decided to closely work together on a campaign to reinforce the recognition and visibility of the contribution of International Voluntary Service to the promotion of a culture of peace and human rights. An analysis of the work carried out on the thematic area of action of Peace & Human Rights so far revealed that several awareness-raising initiatives and training materials on Education for Peace and Human Rights have been developed by CCIVS members, however they haven't been gathered nor made available to all members and other networks. A closer co-operation and a common communication campaign would increase the visibility of IVS organisations and their work on the global level. According to the Plan of Action one specific priority in terms of International Representation and Networking is to increase capacities in the area of advocacy, international representation and to strengthen existing networks. The project, aims to strengthen the role of international voluntary service organisations as key players in the field of Peace and Human Rights Education. Through this project, we will: • Raise awareness on Human Rights and Peace construction all over Europe, promoting peace as the result of the construction of a fair, inclusive, diverse, sustainable and participative society; • Increase the number of trainers with an expertise in Peace and Human Rights Education in our organisations for them to act as multipliers; • Increase the advocacy and international representation skills of the international voluntary service movement in the field of Human Rights.

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