Servas is an international peace association that works to build international understanding by establishing personal contacts.
* Would you like to visit foreign countries and join in the everyday
lives of the people there?
* Would you like people from other countries to join in your daily
life for a short time?
* Would you like to overcome prejudices and communicate with others?
* Do you think that peace is possible if everyone really wants it?
Peace, understanding, tolerance and social justice are the goals that SERVAS aims to achieve at an international level by promoting personal contacts. Trust and tolerance are essential for peace and are built when people gain an insight into the lives of other people. The aim of servas to overcome prejudices by establishing personal contacts between people leading to more understanding of each other’s problems and thus making a contribution to (world) peace. Through contacts with people from other countries, people learn to respect different opinions too and their attitudes are not immediately negative or even hostile if they don’t understand other people’s reactions. If confrontations occur they will seek ways to understand the problems. That is why SERVAS wants people from different cultures, backgrounds, races and religions to meet each other in their homes and really get to know each other.