Deadline: 9 February 2018
Open to: participants age 18-30
Venue: 19 – 24 March Budapest, Hungary
The Global Peace Index ranks Europe as the world’s most peaceful region. But there are still lots of challenges in European fragile peace processes, such as post-conflict transitions, frozen conflicts in different communities, conflicts related to independence and autonomy. Threats of peace are not only the issue of conflict affected communities, as nationalism and a crisis of political legitimacy in Europe is undermining peaceful calving as well.
Bearing all those aspect in mind, we see the crucial role of young people in a new focus for peacebuilding efforts, especially with respect to social integration and violence reduction efforts. We would like to focus on intercultural dialogue and learning as a tool of conflict transformation and tool of conflict prevention. In order to do so, we see the need to empower young people experienced in peace building to contribute to strengthen the culture of peace in Europe through wide cooperation based on activities promoting conflict transformation and non-violence.
The study session falls in the long-term strategic plan of the Youth Peace Ambassadors Network which focuses on youth empowerment, human rights, peace and dialogue and network development in upcoming 2 years. Combination of the experience in organizing peace building activities, new perspectives of the peace builders out of the Council of Europe work.
- Young peace builders including Youth Peace Ambassadors Network members and Youth Peace Camp alumni;
- Age of participants: 18-30 (however some of the participants may be over the age of 30);
- Having good command of English;
- Being motivated to cooperate with the Youth Peace Ambassadors Network or other represented individuals;
- Being motivated to act as multipliers and implement local, regional or international activities in their communities;
- Having practical experience in youth work and activism;
- Being able to attend the whole period of the study session;
- Participants from: Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cyprus (Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots), France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Kosovo, Republic of Moldova, The Netherlands, Poland, Russian Federation, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, the South Caucasus region, Macedonia, Ukraine (in particular the Luhansk and Donetsk regions), United Kingdom and Turkey.
Travel expenses are arranged and reimbursed by the Youth Department of the Council of Europe, in accordance with its financial provisions:
- Board and lodging are covered and provided by the Youth Department of the Council of Europe;
- Reimbursement of travel costs of participants is normally made at the end of the session;
- Participants need to be present for the whole duration of the study session in order to receive reimbursement;
- The enrolment fee for study sessions is EUR 50 per participant;
- The fee is deducted from the refund of travel expenses;
- All persons attending the study session must complete a travel reimbursement form even when there are no travel expenses and pay the enrolment fee due to the Youth Department of the Council of Europe before the end of the meeting.
How to Apply?
In order to apply fill the application form.
For more information please visit the official call.