CALL FOR 50 IDEAS FOR EUROPE

Through this call the young people can share their insights, knowledge and practice on different aspects of their lives and offer solutions or ideas that can help to overcome challenges that they are facing by engaging together.

The Call will be implemented during November 2018 – April 2019 and selected winners will have the opportunity to continue participation on different events for further development of their ideas during 2019 and 2020. Read more

EU Charter of Fundamental Rights

CHARTER OF FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS OF THE EUROPEAN UNION

The European Parliament, the Council and the Commission solemnly proclaim the following text as the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union.

CHARTER OF FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS OF THE EUROPEAN UNION

The peoples of Europe, in creating an ever closer union among them, are resolved to share a peaceful future based on common values. Read more

Meet Syrian poet Kholoud Charaf

Syrian poet Kholoud Charaf, granted a two-year residency in the Polish city of Kraków, is making good use of her new position to speak out about the suffering caused by the civil war in Syria and of the refugees who have fled the conflict.

In poetry and prose, and more directly at public appearances, she has written and spoken about their plight, calling on people to open their hearts to refugees.

She tells audiences: “The suffering of one nation somewhere is always the suffering of the whole of humanity. Read more

Disability and sexual violence

UNITED NATIONS, New York – Fifteen per cent of the world’s population lives with a disability, and nearly 200 million are between the ages of 10 and 24. Yet they are often invisible in government statistics.

Girls and boys with disabilities are largely excluded from education and health services, discriminated against in their communities and trapped in a cycle of poverty and violence. Read more

Freedom of Movement Campaign

The Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service (CCIVS), Service Civil International (SCI), the Alliance of European Voluntary Service organisations and Network for Voluntary Development Asia (NVDA) believe in a just world without discrimination where all people can fully enjoy their Human Rights including freedom of movement. They strive for a world in which every citizen has the opportunity to participate actively in the construction of a just global society. Read more

MIGRATIONS, HUMAN RIGHTS AND ACTIVISTS

Many international voluntary service organisations work in their local projects to guarantee the access to equal rights for every person. Many activists work hard to change the unfair reality in many countries regarding the rights of migrant people and refugees. The Raising Peace campaign will train activists, facilitate their exchange of experiences, and will advocate for the mentioned rights. The CCIVS also launched the Campaign for the Freedom of Movement after its General Assembly in 2014. Read more