What is CISV?
CISV is an international non-profit organization. We exchange experiences and educate children and young people. CISV was founded in 1951 and aims to encourage people of all ages to spread the idea of world peace. We are convinced that thanks to our engaging educational program and international friendships, we are able to make the world a better place to live.
CISV offers a wide range of international programs for children and young people as well as the possibility of volunteering locally and internationally. Our educational approach is based on the concept of education through experience and learning by doing. All programs are a lot of fun in a safe and healthy environment in which participants can develop and broaden their horizons.
CISV is an apolitical and non-religious organization and is thus open to people from different cultural backgrounds and religions. We are an organization managed by volunteers with about 70 member countries on all continents. We hope that more and more countries and cultures will join our international exchange.
The experience gained at CISV helps develop a worldview and motivates people to act to defend peace.