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Posted by Jun 11on
Have you obtained a Short Term Schengen visa over the past three years? The legislation (Regulation No 810/2009 Visa Code ) on issuing short-stay visas for travel in the Schengen area has been in force for three years now, which is why the European Commission would like to know, via an Online Consultation, how individuals and organisations have experienced it. Your input will be used by the European Commission to improve the Visa Code.
So this is your chance to speak up for yourself and to help other volunteers to travel to the European Union in the future, in order to join voluntary projects, meetings, trainings and contribute to global intercultural exchange. SCI would really like to encourage its members and partners, as well as individual volunteers and activists, to fill in the Online Consultation before June 17th (the deadline). We are aware that the visa application process is often complicated and time-consuming and therefore you surely have experiences that need to be shared!
Posted by Jun 10on
SCI now has its own official Pool of Trainers. In the past few months the international office received many high quality applications and we thank all the candidates for applying! It surely has not been easy to make a selection which is once again proof that SCI is indeed an organisation rich in experienced and skilled activists who are eager to contribute to its mission of building a better, more peaceful world. The trainers pool is composed by twelve persons, from different continents and countries, different ages and backgrounds, and all with their specific area of expertise: thus reflecting SCI in all its diversity! We hope to have many trainings organised with the input and contribution of these persons! For information about SCI trainings please have a look at the calls for participants and the SCI calendar.
Posted by Jun 07on
Yarmouk camp, Syria (2012)
Till not long time ago, Syria seemed to be one of the safest countries in the Arab world. With historical architecture and beautiful gardens, affordable living costs, possibility to study for free and to walk on the streets without fear, Syria was a popular destination for students from all over the Middle East. In March 2011 everything turned around and the images which we now see from Syria are terrible. And a solution seems very far away. SCI decided not to be longer on the sideline. If you would like to be updated about the pathfindersmission, subscribe to the special news-flash by sending an email to Wilbert from the Syria-working group: email@example.com.