2019 was another busy and exciting year for CISV with the results of our extensive Programme Review being shared with the Members, work commencing on an online training module for all CISV programme leaders and staff, and the launch of a global outreach recruitment campaign for leaders. It was also another record year for participation in our programmes.
CISV was founded in the belief that peace is possible through building friendship and mutual understanding, starting with the children. This vision for the future is just as relevant and important today as it was when the organization was founded in 1951. In 2019, we continued to reach, educate, and inspire young people to build a more just and peaceful world.
Our work and vision are only possible through the commitment of our volunteers and staff. We extend our heartfelt thanks to them for their continued dedication. We also thank our partners and sponsors for their invaluable support. Together we are making a difference – together we are working for a more just and peaceful world.
Einav Dinur (Chair of the Governing Board)
Gabrielle Mandell (Secretary General)
On behalf of the Governing Board
CISV International is a global organization dedicated to educating and inspiring for peace through building intercultural friendship, cooperation, and understanding. Founded in 1950, today CISV National Associations are present in over 60 countries with more than 200 Chapters. We have given many thousands of people the experience of their lives through our programmes. CISV runs international educational camps and family-based exchanges; our programmes. In these programmes, we help our participants to explore and understand other cultures, learn new skills, and develop an international perspective. We use non-formal learning techniques and organize group activities that develop problem-solving skills, creativity, and effective collaboration. CISV encourages our participants to reach their full potential and to see themselves as active members in a global community. CISV International is a UNESCO partner Non-Governmental Organization, holds participatory status with the Council of Europe, and is a candidate member of the European Youth Forum.
In 2019, CISV reached more than 11,000 international participants for the first time ever in the 282 international programmes held! We also hosted 43 Mosaic projects with 3,016 participants.
Since our first Village in 1951, our volunteers have organized 8,323 international programmes for 317,376 participants worldwide.