No Border Fest

When my dear friend and colleague Sylvi told me about her plans for the holidays I was impressed by how different they were to those of other people I know. They included volunteering at an international level to promote freedom of movement for all and integration on a local level through the organization of No…

Building Bridges: KVT Volunteer Weekend

KVT, the Finnish branch of the SCI, organized their annual volunteer weekend this year with a Building Bridges theme: Middle East and migration. The weekend was funded by the Refugee Fund of the SCI which is available for all the SCI branches to apply. Altogether, 52 excited volunteers were present including camp leaders, short and…

Corner of the earth with greatest memories – Friedland

Recently I remembered going to a training course on writing grassroot projects that was happening in Belgrade. June 2015, about 40 degrees outside and me with a huge bag on my back, going from the train station in Belgrade to a nearby street, called Resavska. And then I look to the right. Sea of people…

Meeting for Refugee Crisis in Greece

A few weeks ago, in a big room somewhere among the narrow streets of Barcelona, almost 20 people highly involved with SCI got together in order to talk and exchange beliefs and ideas regarding the refugee crisis in Greece. We referred to the chronological order of the facts which have occurred, while we all together tried…