Upcoming IPPs

Every International Peoples Project (IPP) is different. Project themes are developed by responding to an identified need within a community, and run in partnership with a local organization.

2020

Finland - Sustainability in education (6 to 19 July 2020)

Sustainability in education : Bringing pedagogical & scientific perspectives to CISV educational goals

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Where and When

Helsinki, Finland. 6 to 19 July to 2020.

Educational Content Area

Sustainable Development

Project Description

Participants in this IPP will explore ways to teach children and youth about our climate, our planet, and how sustainability affects them.

The IPP will work with a collection of organizations who work with evidence, experiment and phenomenon-based learning, to bring climate education into schools in Finland. Using guest speakers, workshops, and educational visits from scientists and educators, participants will consider different approaches that can be used to integrate more science and fact-based ideas into CISV activities. They will aim to breathe new life into familiar CISV content and redefine the way we think about our educational goals.

During the IPP, participants will be encouraged to reflect on the sustainability of CISV as an organization and as an educator, and what they think that should look like going forward.

Participant Profile

Participants should ideally:

  • have an interest in science and pedagogy.
  • have an interest or experience in science-based teaching.
  • have a passion for developing CISV educational principles
  • be willing to prepare an activity sharing a perspective or example of the theme from their own country or community.
How to take part

Contact your nearest CISV National Association and register your interest for IPP P-2020-001 Finland

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Germany - Connecting generations (11 to 25 July 2020)

Connecting generations : ageing in our society

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Where and When

Cologne, Germany. 11 to 25 July to 2020.

Educational Content Area

Diversity

Project Description

Participants in this IPP will spend time with the residents of St. Vinzenzhaus - a care home for the elderly - and explore what different generations can learn from each other and what it means to live as a senior citizen in our society.

St. Vinzenzhaus Köln-Brück Altenheim und Tagespflege provides residential and day care, supporting residents to remain independent.

Whilst beautifying the neglected garden of the home, participants will learn about the challenges of an aging society. As well as enjoying excursions, cooking and cultural evenings together, participants will prepare a “round-the-world trip” for the elderly residents to show them where they come from and what becoming old means in their society. In return, participants will have the opportunity to see the world through the different lenses and listen to stories from contemporary witnesses of a specific time period in (German) history.

Participant Profile

Participants should ideally:

  • be curious about how different generations can benefit each other.
  • have patience, and enjoy contact with others.
  • be able to work flexibly and be open to daily changes that the environment may need.
  • be able to communicate across language barriers.
  • be willing to prepare an activity sharing a perspective or example of the theme from their own country or community.
How to take part

Contact your nearest CISV National Association and register your interest for IPP P-2020-003 Germany

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Italy - Food and dignity for all (1 to 15 August 2020)

Food and dignity for all – social care and models of support

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Where and When

Bologne, Italy. 1 to 15 August 2020.

Educational Content Area

Human Rights

Project Description

This IPP will explore social support, and models of cooperation between the state and non-profit world. Whilst working in a community kitchen, participants will work with volunteers to prepare daily meals, carry out maintenance work and restore public art. This will provide the background to a discussion about failing societal and economic support structures for marginalised members of society. Participants will be asked to consider can we change this model? How can we contribute to restoration of dignity? Is this a drop in the sea, or can small things change the life of others?

Cucine Popolari (The People’s Kitchen) is a canteen, or better a table, open to everybody in need, run by volunteers and funded by donations. Guests at the kitchen are invited to take a seat to eat and chat with the people sitting at your table: homeless, migrants, people in charge of the Social Services, lonely or elderly people...everybody is accepted.

The partner will offer guest speakers to illustrate the model of cooperation between state/municipality social/community services and the various volunteer associations working in Italy. In return, the participants will illustrate the world of the disadvantaged in their own country and provide best practices for integration and social care.

Participant Profile

Participants should ideally:

  • be open minded, resourceful, and non-judgmental.
  • be culturally sensitive.
  • be ready to offer human warmth to less advantaged people.
  • be willing to illustrate the world of the disadvantaged in their own country and provide best practices for integration and social care.
  • artists would be welcome.
How to take part

Contact your nearest CISV National Association and register your interest for IPP P-2020-004 Italy

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Brazil - Who owns the city? (3 to 22 January 2021)

Who owns the city? : promoting the use of cultural spaces by socially excluded groups

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Where and When

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 3 to 22 January 2021.

Educational Content Area

Human Rights

Project Description

The IPP will explore the theme of integration of socially excluded groups. Volunteering in a Favela as staff for the partner organization’s Eco Summer Programme, participants will implement educational and cultural activities with the children of the community. They will be invited to break previous concepts and stereotypes of the favela people as socially excluded, underprivileged groups, in such an unequal country such as Brazil.

The partner organization, Grupo Eco, is a cultural non-profit organization that works to promote and support initiatives aimed at the full human development of people in the Santa Marta Favela. Their annual summer programme mobilizes over 250 youth and 40 volunteers each year, bringing access to the cultural and leisure spaces of the city.

Through training, and the partner’s expertise, participants will learn good practices promoted by Grupo Eco regarding access to the city; and through the activities hosted in camp discussions, they shall reflect on the theme of integration of socially excluded groups in their own cities.

Participant Profile

Participants should ideally:

  • be open minded, resourceful, and non-judgmental.
  • be culturally sensitive and should be capable to communicate using non-verbal ways.
  • be open to exchanging knowledge and learning new practices.
  • previous work, or volunteering experience with children and adolescents would be an asset.
  • be willing to prepare an activity sharing a perspective or example of the theme from their own country or community.
How to take part

Contact your nearest CISV National Association and register your interest for IPP P-2020-002 Brazil

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