International People’s Project is an activity based on one specific theme for people aged 19 and above with at least four delegations depending greatly on the nature of the project. It must be at least 14 days long and should not be longer than 23 days. It consists of a practical part, in which the participants work on a certain project in cooperation with a partner institution. To complement the educational content of this practical part each delegation gathers information on how the chosen theme is dealt with in its own country. They prepare activities before the IPP and carry them out during the project as a way of demonstrating this information. There may also be seminars and activities organized by the partner institution and/or other experts. The rest of the group then has an opportunity to exchange opinions on this theme.
IPP participants are selected nationally by the IPP committee. Participants must be 19 years of age or older. In addition to program fees, participants must be a member (or join) CISV USA or a CISV USA local chapter.
To find out more about IPP and to see available programs, www.cisv.org/ipp
CISV New York members have participated in IPPs in Egypt, the Brazilian Amazon, Mozambique, the Czech Republic and others.