Our Mission

CISV educates and inspires action for a more just and peaceful world

CISV wants
a more peaceful future for all people. This is based on respect and intercultural understanding, on awareness for global relations and on borderless friendship.
CISV does
host international programmes for youth aged 11+ as well as adults. These programmes encourage openness and respect towards all people, promote tolerance and understanding of different cultures and attitudes, initiate friendship despite of nationality or beliefs and educate to non-violent conflict solutions.
a global organisation dedicated to educating and inspiring for peace through building inter-cultural friendship, cooperation and understanding. 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 youth the experience of their lives and the opportunity to build lasting friendships through our international educational programmes.

Young people first:
child protection and safeguarding in CISV

Our commitment to the safety of all our members

See our policies and guidance on child protection and adult behaviour.
If you have any doubts or any child protection concerns, past or present,
please contact our Safe Guarding Officer in confidence