CISV International is a global organization dedicated to educating and inspiring for peace through building inter-cultural friendship, cooperation and understanding. We have official relationship with UNESCO (NGO Partner), Council of Europe and European Youth Forum. Founded in 1950, today we are a federation of 69 Member Associations with over 200 Chapters or local groups.
In over 60 years we have given countless children and young people the experience of their lives and the opportunity to build lasting friendships through our international educational programmes – www. CISV.org
CISV educates and inspires action for a more just and peaceful world.
Friendship, Inclusiveness, Enthusiasm, Engagement and Cooperation.
What Do We Do?
We create and provide a wide range of educational group programmes for individuals from around the world to develop leadership skills, cross-cultural understanding and learn how to live as friends. Our programmes are designed to equip participants with the attitudes, skills and knowledge to help them make meaningful contribution to the society. By encouraging respect for cultural difference and the development of self-awareness, CISV empowers each participant to incorporate these values into their lives as they become global citizens and strive for a more peaceful world.