“We believe that education plays a fundamental role when striving for peace and development. Education is a human right. In our training courses, we use the Non Formal Education (NFE) method – meant to be participatory and accessible to everyone. Through dialogue and intercultural exchange, we can promote a critical understanding of the world and changes in our society.“

SCI Team

Pre-departure Training

During our pre-departure training you will learn more about our volunteer engagement, the workcamps and long-term projects. Moreover, you will also get to know our values ​​and goals.  We deal with challenges in  international workcamps or long-term projects and will offer you various workshops on topics such as interculturality, conflict resolution, non-violent communication, group dynamics, cultural prejudices/stereotypes, Global Justice, racism, post-colonialism, gender and safe spaces and much more. In addition, volunteers will report on their experience in the field, and will give you valuable tips.

We can offer you trainings at the following dates:

Are you interested in participating? Contact us:

Upcoming Training courses

International Seminar: Be your country?!

3-10 December 2021


Youth Exchange: COVID-19 – What now?

12 – 19 December

Valais, Switzerland


Peace is a big concept. It has many layers and levels of understanding. Throughout this year and beyond, SCI hopes to broaden young people’s understanding of and engagement with peace, as something more than just ‘absence of war’. We want to show that peace is something which can be lived on a day-to-day basis”. (SCI International)

Publications & Toolkits

SCI Toolkits

Publications & Toolkits SCI

Building Bridges (2017)

Know-how on voluntary projects involving asylum seekers & refugees as well as raising awareness on forced migration 

Publications & Toolkits SCI

Peace on the Streets (2019)

Tools, best practices, knowledge around campaigns and street actions for youth workers and peace activists

Publications & Toolkits SCI

Free to be You and Me (2019)

The toolkit provides information on gender and sexuality, practical guidelines and easy-to-use tools

Publications & Toolkits SCI

The Dailyplate Project (2020)

A toolkit and a cookbook about how our values should and can be represented in our food consumption

Publications & Toolkits SCI


Exploring humour in non-formal education and youth projects

Publications from other organizations

The "BreakFree!" Project

The “BreakFree!” Project is a joint project of the SAJV and the ‘Milchjugend’,  in cooperation with “Du bist Du”;  its aim is to strengthen the inclusion of LGBT + youths in youth organizations.

Other publications