Deadline: 15 February 2019
Open to: participants from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Hungary, Poland and Ukraine
Venue: 10– 16 April 2019 in Budapest, Hungary
Many types of conflicts exist in Europe ranging from social tensions, community conflicts to ethnic and identity-based violent conflict in Eastern Europe, namely in Ukraine and the South Caucasus.
To aid communities and individuals affected by these conflicts, peace education – defined as a holistic, multidisciplinary and transformative process to develop competences in nonviolent conflict transformation, respect for human rights and active participation – is one approach of peace-building measures that aims at strengthening nonviolence and participatory means of conflict transformation to ensure human rights protection, nonviolence and participation as fundamental principles of societal life allowing young people to not only grow up in a peaceful environment without their personal development potentials being jeopardised but also to contribute conflicts to be addressed nonviolently without making use of direct, structural and cultural violence.
Against this background, the project proposal aims to strengthen the competences of youth workers and youth educators in peace education for young people in order to empower young people to become pro-active agents of peaceful change via local community initiatives addressing societal conflicts.
Therefore, the youth workers and youth educators will participate in two e-learning modules and two training courses in Georgia and Hungary on conflict transformation, peace education, and training delivery. As a result, the participants shall be enabled to design, implement and evaluate their own training courses and workshops on peace education for young people in their communities.
Thus, the following objectives have been created in view to the overall aim of the project:
- To qualify new peace educators in planning, delivering and evaluating educational programmes on peace education for young people
- To create new educational materials and activities for peace education programmes for young people
- To trigger transnational partnerships on peace education among youth organizations
The chosen approach of this educational proposal is based on the experiences of a Grundtvig Learning Partnership on mainstreaming peace education and a KA2 project where a competences framework on peace education in the youth field was developed.
The course is addressed at professional or voluntary youth educators and peace educators working regularly in NGOs, social movements or initiatives and that already have an understanding of peacebuilding, peace education, and youth work, but would like to deepen their conceptual understanding and improve their