SCI Hellas, as coordinating organisation, along with SCI Catalunya, SCI Italy, and OWA Poland, as partner organisations, implement the three study camps on the impact international volunteering has had throughout the years. The project “Volunteering vs Violence” aims to give the participants all the tools necessary to understand the relevance of international volunteering, especially in times of conflict or change. Given the various locations, each camp has different activities and focuses on a different time frame: from 1920 to 1945 for Catalunya, 1945-1989 for Italy, and 1989-nowadays for Poland.
The first study camp of VVV took place in Rome, Italy from 26th of August 2018 to 3rd of September 2018. IVS volunteers as Peace Builders/Peace messengers (1945-1990) in Rome focused on the history of peace-building and peace promotion through antifascism as an opposition to the most important ideology and political practice of violence in post-war Europe.
The second study camp was held in Barcelona from 6 – 14 September 2018. The study camp focused on how SCI was responding to international conflicts in the early twentieth century and especially SCI's involvement as a volunteer organisation in the Spanish Civil War.
A final conference will be held in Athens in March 2019 to present, share, and discuss the results of the project.