Call for Participants: Capacity building for work in and with conflict regions

Thanks to a joint cooperation of SCI Germany, SCI Italy, UTILAPU Hungary and VCZ Croatia you can now apply for a seminar which definitly sounds like you should take a look at:

Who:Due to the funding, you can only apply if you are living in a member country of the Council of Europe

What: Capacity building for work in and with conflict regions

When: 20 – 27th January, 2014

Where: Germany, in Barnsdorf (near Bremen)

Reimbursement: All costs of the programme (including food, accommodation, internal travel) will be covered by the organisers and 66% (airplane), 75% (other than airplane) of international travel costs will be reimbursed. Registration fee of the seminar is 50 Euros.

How: Send the filled in Call-for-participants_-Capacity-building-for-work-in-and-with-conflict-regions to , which has to forward it to (details in the call for participants).

Applications deadline: Before the 22nd of November 2013

International seminar about capacity building of volunteers working in conflict areas will be taking place from 20.1.2014. – 27.1.2014. in Bremen, Germany.

It is the main part of a joint project “Volunteering for peace – Capacity building for work in and with conflict regions”of SCI Germany, SCI Italy and SCI Hungary (UTILAPU), funded by Council of Europe.

The project will bring together 25 volunteers from the SCI international network with 2 experienced trainers from Italy and Croatia, to work together on the themes of psychology of war, conflict resolution, skills of mediation, nonviolent communication and facilitation skills for work in this area. It will also try to address participants needs stemming from experience as volunteers in confict regions.

The project is in line with previous SCI peace building activities such as the work of “No more war” group.
The additional value of the project is including practical issues of working with people from conflict areas – what helps, what can we as volunteers do, what are the limits of responsibility we have as helpers, how to prevent burn out syndrome of helpers.

As a result there will be a training manual for working with volunteers working in/going to conflict areas produced, and we expect participants to further this work upon returning to their home countries.


We are pleased to announce that 5 participants from other continents are now confirmed
One of these participants from Palestine recently travelled to Lampedusa to meet with boat survivors and you can read her report here:
The other participants originate from Nigeria, Vietnam, Egypt and Sri Lanka.


more information about No-more-war:


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