CISV Norge

CISV er en religiøst og politisk uavhengig barne- og ungdomsorganisasjon som arbeider for fred ved å skape større forståelse mellom mennesker fra ulike kulturer og nasjoner.

EVS at CISV Norway

EVS at CISV Norway Here you can find more info about the European Voluntary Service at CISV Norway.
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26. June 2014

The Cabin

With our EVS-service coming to an end we marked the occasion last weekend with a very typical Norwegian hyttetur. Thanks to Andreas we had great time hiking in a beautiful region and enjoying the coziness, ‘shape and size’ of his family cabin. The first day was dedicated to climbing Besseggen (one of the world’s best […]

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12. June 2014

Seminar on Intercultural and Global Citizenship Education – Hamburg

Since February I have been working on preparing the Seminar on Intercultural and Global Citizenship Education (funded by the EU Youth in Action fund), together with representatives from the involved organizations (AFS/EFIL, EEE-YFU, Experiment and CISV). We had a total of around 50 participants working on 4 topics that concern all 4 organizations: Advocacy & […]

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6. May 2014

Finnmark/Finnmárku – Land of the Sámi

Last weekend we finally got the chance to visit the northernmost part of Norway. Together with Bine and one more Oslo-based EVS-er we flew to Alta and from there drove all the way to the Nordkapp (the North Cape).   Beginning of May, the day lasts almost forever, and yet it’s still snowing – a […]

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8. April 2014

Landsmøte in Lillehammer

Last weekend we traveled to Lillehammer to attend the Annual Meeting of CISV Norway. On Friday morning we took the train from Oslo, arrived in sunny Lillehammer and spent the day preparing for the arrival of participants as well as visiting the local “Maihaugen” museum. Next to beautiful old buildings we were also treated to […]

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11. March 2014

Holmenkollen World Cup 2014

Last Saturday I got into the metro, well, actually I got into the “Holmenkollen Express”-Metro-Edition, surrounded by countless Norwegians (all having at least one form of flag on them, on their bags / clothes / faces / shoes…), and started my way up to the Holmenkollen-Stadium. During the train ride I was surprised to hear […]

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Workshops

10. March 2014

Getting Ready For The Summer

Yes, I’ll be travelling with CISV Norway this summer – as a leader for a Step Up delegation!  Last weekend I attended the first training, LTS Vest. It was in Bergen, it was lots of fun, but also very exhausting since it was in Norwegian (and mostly western dialects, which is still almost like a […]

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24. February 2014

EVS Midterm Training

Last week we had our EVS midterm (and last) training, which took place in Oslo this time. We spent several days sharing our experiences so far, listening to both positive and negative stories, reflecting on our projects and whether our expectations were met or not. The best thing about the seminar was that we had […]

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17. February 2014

Birdwatching and German Art Nouveau

It so happened that me and Bine spent last weekend on this tiny island (Runde) off the west coast, having another Norwegian adventure. Our initial plan was to spend a couple of days in Ålesund, but we got a tip about this place, popular among bird-watchers, so we thought why not. Especially when we found […]

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24. January 2014

Promoting CISV in Tønsberg

On Wednesday we took a train to Tønsberg – a small city south of Oslo – to promote CISV and look for possible Leaders for Villages in the summer. We had some interesting talks with students and teachers at the local Høyskole and gave out a lot of promotional material of CISV. Now we’ll have […]

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Busy CISV-Norge Board

14. January 2014

Januarmøtet

We spent the last weekend in the fredshuset helping with the Januarsmøte of CISV Norway. All national committees met and planned the upcoming CISV year. Next to drinking about 25 liters of coffee, the 30 participants worked a lot and had a lot of fun at the social activity on Saturday night. On Sunday I […]

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12. December 2013

Meeting Nobel Peace Prize Winners

Yesterday was a busy day in the peace house! We had the Nobel Peace Prize Winners coming in and were able to ask them questions about their job at OPCW and listen to them telling about their “normal” workdays. It was a great honour to be able to meet them and talk with them in […]

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11. December 2013

Fakkeltog for Nobels Fredspris 2013

Yesterday Diana and me participated in the “Fakkeltog for Nobels Fredspris” – we helped to give out the torches to the participants, answered questions about the Nobel Peace Prize Winners and had a great time participating in this beautiful event. There were about 400 people participating in the walk from Oslo S (the main trainstation) […]

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10. December 2013

Julebord from our language-school

Last Saturday Diana and me were invited to the “Julebord” / Christmas-Party of our language school. It took place in Rodeløkka, which offers people living in Oslo garden space. It was a great evening with lots of Norwegian songs, a Julequiz (in Norwegian – I had to guess most of the questions…) and very good […]

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10. December 2013

Ikea Madness

Last week we had an office trip to Ikea. We met up in the morning and took the (free!) bus to Ikea to buy a fancy new Billy-bookshelf for our office. The most difficult part about this trip, was carrying the bookshelf back to our office from the busstation. We made it back safely and […]

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5. December 2013

International Volunteer Day! – 5th December

Today we celebrate the International Volunteer Day!  The day was established by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly on 17 December 1985. Since then, governments, the UN system and civil society organizations have successfully joined volunteers around the world to celebrate the Day on 5 December. Young. Global. Active. On IVD 2013, we not only celebrate and […]

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2. December 2013

CISV Norway is looking for 2 new EVS volunteers for 2014/2015

CISV Norway is looking for 2 EVS volunteers to start in the Summer of 2014. Check out this website for all the information you need, e.g. what it means to be an EVSer, how to apply, who is doing your future  job now and who has done it before and watch our video to find […]

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Lasagne!

29. November 2013

Getting started with our personal projects

One of our personal projects is a CISV cookbook – an online cookbook for CISV camps, workshops or other events. Right now we are in the process of collecting recipes and putting them in a useful format, this also includes having pictures of the various cooking steps needed. So yesterday Diana and me used our […]

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27. November 2013

Smells Like Christmas…Beer

  It’s still November but the Christmas mood is already taking over Oslo and the office (which, for some, is not necessarily such an awesome thing ).     Following what’s becoming a tradition at the Peace House, last evening another beer tasting was organized, this time – juleøl (Christmas beer). We tried ten different […]

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26. November 2013

CISV Norway is looking for 2 EVS volunteers!

CISV Norway is looking for 2 EVS volunteers to start in the Summer of 2014. Just click on the links above! 

Check our website or our blog for all the information you need, e.g. what it means to be an EVSer, how to apply, who is doing your future  job now and who has done it before and watch our video to find out why you should apply.

 

If you are interested you can find the application form here or if you have any questions please contact norway (at) cisv.org. The application deadline is the 1st of February, 2014.

 

EVS at CISV Norway 2014-2015 from EVS CISV Norway on Vimeo.

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18. November 2013

Hunting The Aurora

Observing the Northern Lights (and maybe spotting some whales) was what we hoped for when we decided to travel beyond the Arctic Circle. Well, neither happened, but our trip was totally worth it! We arrived in Narvik around 3 pm (after sunset), welcomed by the snowy mountains and our fellow EVS-ers Alba and Piotr. They […]

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8. November 2013

The Peace House // Fredshuset – Home of the CISV office in Oslo

Another thing we love about our job is the office location. CISV Norway shares work space in Fredshuset together with seven other peace organizations: Norwegian Peace Council (Norges Fredsråd) Nei til Atomvåpen Likestilling-, integrering, og mangfoldsnettverket (LIM) Peace Brigades International (PBI) The Norwegian Peace Association (Norges Fredslag) Nansen Center for Peace and Dialogue (Nansen Fredssenter) […]

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TTT Gang

6. November 2013

Train the Trainers at the RTF (Regional Training Forum) in Slovenia

Last week I was lucky enough to go to the TTT at the RTF in Slovenia. The training was about improving training styles and about how to train in CISV in general. The official description of the TTT by CISV International: “The CISV TTT course is intended for anyone in CISV with a mandate for […]

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30. October 2013

Høstmøtet 2013

Another busy weekend, full of activities and workshops, is over. This year, we had 110 participants from all chapters of CISV Norway, including a trainer from the International Pool of Trainers (IPT) and CISV Colombia’s president. The highlight of Høstmøtet (or the Fall meeting) was probably the RSM session during which it was decided what […]

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14. October 2013

The Nobel Peace Prize

Last Friday the Nobel Peace Prize for 2013 was awarded to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). Working at a peace education organization, located in Oslo, made the event for me and Bine even more exciting than usual. The Norwegian Peace Council organized brunch at the Peace House and members of various organizations […]

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11. October 2013

Verden i Bergen

Last Sunday Diana and me traveled to Bergen to help out at the Mosaic project called “Verden i Bergen”. The “Verden i” projects happen all over Norway, they bring kids (aged 7-15) together from local communities. Half of the participants are Norwegian, the other half are kids from asylum seekers centers in Norway. The project […]

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23. September 2013

International Day of Peace – 21st September

On September 21st was the international day of peace and non-violence. Thanks to the pre-planning of our former EVSers, Andi and Tobi, we had the opportunity to organize a big event in Oslo. After meetings in the end of August, we decided to have an event in the city center of Oslo, Youngstorget, together with […]

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23. September 2013

NEO – Nettverk, Engasjement og Oppfølging

This weekend was filled with lots of activities for Diana and me. On Friday evening the NEO (Nettverk, engasjement og oppfølging) we joined the staff of NEO for preparing the upcoming weekend. After taking merchandise and materials for the whole weekend there, we went down to the local supermarket and filled our car up with […]

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11. September 2013

Visit to Preikestolen

Last weekend I was lucky enough to fly to Stavanger and take a short trip up the Preikestolen. The Preikestolen is one of the most visited sights in Norway. Walking up takes about 2 hours and at the end awaits a beautiful view in the Lysefjord. I also had an extra day in Stavanger-City and […]

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10. September 2013

Street Art

  After almost a month in Norway, I finally got a chance to ‘meet’ Oslo. A great way to feel the atmosphere of a place is to go on one of those free walking tours which more and more major cities around the globe offer. The casual, easy-going feel of the alternative tour in Oslo […]

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3. September 2013

Overlapping Seminar (Aug 31 – Sep 02)

Diana and me spent the last weekend in the Peace House in Oslo, joining the former & new Board-members of CISV Norge at the Overlapping Seminar. The different committees (about 12 in total) met up to discuss what happened last year and plan what will happen in the upcoming year. For me this weekend was […]

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30. August 2013

Youth & Action / Peace Seminar in Moss, August 2013

  Already on our first working day at CISV we had to travel to Moss for this year’s youth Peace Seminar. Our task was to facilitate a workshop on Human Rights. We chose an activity similar to Activity 4 in the Experiential Education Activities section included in the Bowl of Rights. The participants were divided […]

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30. August 2013

Unnskyld, kan du gjenta det?

  Hei, hvordan går det? Jeg heter Bine og jeg kommer fra Østerrike.   These very important sentences are the first one learns when attending a Norwegian course in Oslo. I started my language course this Monday and will continue to have lessons for the next two weeks. The plan is to start speaking Norwegian […]

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27. August 2013

EVS On-Arrival Training (Aug 19 – 25, 2013)

  Our first EVS training seminar was in Romarheim, 90 min north from Bergen, in what used to be a school. The building belongs now to CISV Norway and is used for camps and other activities. We were 19 volunteers from Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, Spain, France, Hungary, Turkey, Finland, Poland, and Lithuania + four facilitators […]

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19. February 2013

Peace to go – Seminars!

Wanna become famous inside CISV? Wanna be part of CISV Norways latest project? Want to do something special and new inside CISV? Then join our Peace to go seminars in

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16. October 2012

CISV Regional Training Forum in Hamburg, Germany

The RTF (Regional or Raining Training Forum) happened to be in Hamburg early October offering many different training. Besides Train the Trainers (TTT), IPP and Risk Management (RM), there was also an education and evaluation training going on.

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5. October 2012

Peace House – CISV Norways`s home in Oslo

CISV Norway was one of the first foundations that were asked to “live” in Fredshuset, that is, the Peace House. Yes, we are important! :)

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2. October 2012

Peace One Day: One Day Peace

21th Sept is Peace One Day, the international peace day!!!
Naturally CISV Norway also prepared some programmes for this day. In many Norwegian cities different activities tried to engage and inform people about the importance of Peace One Day. We were also active in Oslo thanks to Tobi`s inexhaustible enthusiasm. :)

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1. October 2012

NEO 2012 – even more FUN after the summer

    It was so great to meet and spend two days with CISVers who were active this summer!         CISV has a lot of programmes during the whole year, it is far from just organising summer activities as it`s original name Children`s International Summer Villages refers to. One is the soon coming Høstmøtet […]

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12. September 2012

Doing the shakey shakey song

EVS on-arrival training in Romarheim
After 10 long and exhausting days in Romarheim and Bergen we are finally back in the office.

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10. September 2012

Overlapping seminar

We are back from the one-week long EVS on-arrival training, thus have a lot to write about again! Just before travelling there we had the chance to take part in the beginning of the overlapping seminar, thus to get acquainted with a lot of active members of CISV Norge. It was really great to see […]

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Arrival to Romarheim

31. August 2012

EVS on-arrival training in Romarheim

Tomorrow morning we are travelling to Romarheim to participate in the EVS on-arrival training. We are staying there next week too. Even though both of us have already travelled a lot and have lived in a foreign country before, the programmes seem to be exciting. It will be great to talk about our planned projects […]

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Haakon on MELA

23. August 2012

MELA 2012 in Oslo

We arrived to Oslo only two weeks ago and we`ve already seen Haakon, the crown prince! Feeling really precious now… We`ve even taken two photos of him, yes the ones you are just watching now. Enjoy! His presence was not the only vital experience we had on the opening ceremony of MELA. In his speech […]

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20. August 2012

Children’s World Peace Seminar – Barnas Freds Verden

As you might have read at projects, we have been to a seminar in Moss organized by Barnas Freds Verden to hold a workshop about peace education and sustainable development. The whole seminar was full of fun and very interesting. We got in touch with different NGOs like Play for Peace, Amnesty International, Nansen Center for Peace and […]

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Andi & Tobi & the Big Green Elephant

15. August 2012

EVS arrival interview

CISV Norge: Why did you decide to become an EVS volunteer? Why at CISV? Andi: I always wanted to be an EVS volunteer for one year after finishing university to have one more exciting experience before starting “real life”. I bumped into CISV by accident around half a year ago when a poster of the […]

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4. May 2012

Tomorrow’s Take!

Last weekend was the final weekend of the Tomorrow’s Take project. We all met in Oslo for the weekend to do lots of filming and decide how the film will look. We interviewed people from a “transition town” in Sagene, from the Blitz house and from the shop Fairtrade Friends. We went around Oslo and […]

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4. May 2012

Tomorrow’s Take!

Last weekend was the final weekend of the Tomorrow’s Take project. We all met in Oslo for the weekend to do lots of filming and decide how the film will look. We interviewed people from a “transition town” in Sagene, from the Blitz house and from the shop Fairtrade Friends. We went around Oslo and […]

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27. April 2012

Barn av regnbuen/Children of the Rainbow

On April 26th 40,000 people gathered at Youngstorget to sing the song “Barn av regnbuen” (Children of the rainbow). Breivik, said in court last friday that he hates the Norwegian children song, claiming it is being used by “cultural Marxists” to brainwash the country’s youth into supporting immigration. The song is a Norwegian version of […]

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19. April 2012

Landsmøtet 2012

The annual meeting this year went down in style in Stavanger, with over 70 people attending, including lots of juniors woo! We looked at the recent organisational review and elected loads of cool new people to the committees and board. In my opinion the most exciting thing that happened was the creation of a junior […]

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11. April 2012

European Junior Branch Meeting

The European Junior Branch Meeting (EJBM) is a gathering of young CISVers in Europe who meet to share ideas and plan on how to make Junior Branch bigger and better. I attended EJBM this year to present my booklet on EVS, to tell young CISVers about the great opportunites out there. The booklet is show […]

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5. April 2012

National Junior Camp

My best staff experience yet has to be the National Junior Camp (NJC) over Easter. For 5 days 40 junior stayed together doing some of the best activities I have seen. I am so inspired by the creativity and energy of the juniors in CISV Norway, they really are a great bunch. And of course […]

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