Deadline: 8 February 2017
Open to: applicants between 18 and 25 years and coming from Cyprus, Kosovo, Serbia, South Caucasus region and Ukraine
Venue: European Youth Centre, Strasbourg, France
The Youth Peace Camp engages young people and youth organizations from conflict affected regions in dialogue and conflict transformation activities based on human rights education and intercultural learning during and after the camp.
The main objectives (personal, organizational and institutional) of the Youth Peace Camp are:
- To develop awareness and basic competences (knowledge, skills and attitude) of participants in human rights education, conflict transformation, intercultural learning and dialogue, including a critical understanding of personal and collective identities and their role in conflicts;
- To enable participants to share personal experiences of conflict and violence and coping strategies in a positive and safe atmosphere of living and learning together;
- To introduce and share existing youth work practices and experiences of young people working on dialogue and conflict transformation in their home communities;
- To motivate and support participants in their role as multipliers and peer leaders in peace building activities with young people encouraging them to implement follow-up initiatives;
- To associate the participants and their organizations with the mission and activities of the Council of Europe, in particular its youth sector, regarding youth work in the field of conflict transformation and intercultural dialogue.
- Coming from Cyprus (Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots), Kosovo, Serbia, South Caucasus region or Ukraine (in particular the Luhansk and Donetsk regions);
- Aged between 18 and 25 years;
- Able to work in English;
- Be available and fully committed to take part in the Youth Peace Camp;
- Be curious, open-minded, appreciate diversity and learn about each other’s realities;
- Be motivated to learn and to apply the values and approaches of the Youth Peace Camp, notably human rights, democracy and intercultural dialogue;
- Be involved in youth or community projects in their community and be motivated to implement youth initiatives for peace-building following the camp;
- Possess a sense of responsibility for one’s own actions, a commitment to personal and community development and continue the engagement with other participants;
- Preferably be involved in an organization or network, institution, formal and/or informal group that is ready to support them throughout the project duration and afterwards when implementing youth initiatives for peace building.
- Travel expenses will be reimbursed upon presentation of the relevant receipts;
- Costs related to the application for visas will be reimbursed by the Council of Europe;
- Full board and lodging at the seminar will be provided.
How to apply?
The application form must be submitted on-line, with the (optional) support letters by Wednesday 8 February 2017, at noon CET.
For more information please visit the official web page.