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Service Civil International (SCI)

Here’s what one of our branches thought about SCI’s meeting this week, bringing together over 55 partners and branches from 45 countries!This year the Evaluation Platform Meeting of Service Civil International (SCI) was hosted by KVT in Finland and the moto of the meeting was #PartnersInPeace.
In the meeting more than 80 participants from 46 countries all over the world participated. As you will see in this album, the venue and the people were amazing. We couldn't ask for more inspirational platform to share our projects and to hear all the good stories, best practices, challenges and forthcoming ideas from all of the branches and the delegates we met.
The EPM meeting is happening once a year to evaluate the volunteer season and to focus on technicalitiesabout the exchanges; sharing the good practices we used; how to deal with the challenges we meet in our everyday work; look together for alternatives and ways to handle them, in order to promote peace through volunteering. This is also the time for the regional working groups to meet and evaluate the season and set up the strategyc plan for their work for the next year, to give opportunity for new activists to join the working groups.
Usualy the brainstorming on how to improve our projects and within our organizations are unstopable, even in the breaks and it is on the focus on how to be more valuable for all of our volunteers.
This year we also had sessions on the vision and strategy of SCI, working in small groups to collect fresh perspectives and propose them to the Iinternational Executive Commitee and to the International Commitee Meeting where all the proposals from this meeting are presented.

We couldn't be more happy with the organization of this years meeting,
Thank you KVT for the amazing week and thank you all who joined it and made this Partnering in Peace stronger!
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