SCORP

The Standing Committee on Human Rights and Peace (SCORP) unites Belgian students who strive to create an equal and peaceful world, and believe in international, intercultural as well as interpersonal solidarity. We in SCORP work for a fairer and more inclusive society, against all forms of oppression, inequalities, racism and sexism — in Belgium and in the world.

We at BeMSA believe that communication, collaboration and exchange of ideas with our colleagues abroad is essential in order to improve our way of working and therefore,increase our contribution to our societies. It is for this reason that we encourage our members to participate in a series of international conventions.

How can you get involved?

You can find out which SCORP-related projects are being organized in your local BeMSA committee below. If you would like to have some more information, you can head to their website (which you can find in the toolbar above) or contact their Local Officer on Human Rights and Peace (LORP). If you want some more information about SCORP on the national level, you can also find the contact information of the National Officer on Human Rights and Peace (NORP) below.

History

Within the IFMSA, the Standing Committee on Refugees was formed in 1983, aiming to call attention to the problems faced by the displaced population and participate in relief efforts. The committee members soon realized that these efforts were merely palliative, whereas a sustainable solution would have to address the root of the problem – violence, conflicts and human rights violations. In 1995, the committee changed name to Standing Committee on Refugees and Peace, and finally in 2005 it became the SCORP that we know today, Standing Committee on Human Rights and Peace.

SCORP-related projects in Belgium

There are SCORP-related projects in all our Local Committees. Popular ones are "Human Rights Day" and "Sports with a Limitation". If you want more information about these projects, you can contact your Local Officer on Human Rights and Peace (LORP).

Useful links

IFMSA SCORP page http://ifmsa.org/human-rights-and-peace/

International SCORP Activities Database https://users.med.up.pt/~mimed12111/