Activity – Research for mapping the peace education in youth field in each country, to understand the reality and differences between inclusive societies
A Research with vulnerable youth to explore their needs with respect to participation and community engagement will analyze the lack of trust in young people’s potential and of not fully understanding their interests and needs is one of the main barriers that prevents young people’s voices from being heard and acted on. In parallel, the resistance of institutional actors, a bias that young people are not interested, and the adult-centric perception that young people’s opinions and abilities are not well developed, not valuable enough and somehow should be subordinate to adults’ steering, can lead to a total absence of structures – formal and informal – for youth participation. The goal is to provide youth workers with skills and knowledge on peacebuilding, prevention of conflicts and resolving the occurrence of conflicts, which they can transfer upon young people in a non-formal and sustainable manner.
Activity- Digital Training Platform
A Digital Training Platform will be created so that all participants and stakeholders will be connected and will be able to interact and discuss. of a digital platform to which all participants and stakeholders will be connected and will be able to interact and discuss. Young people are immersing in the digital world especially as users and consumers of content created by others. When it comes to influencing larger audiences on the causes they really care about, they are often lacking the skills to harness social media to get their messages across to wider audiences. The material that will be produced through the program will be uploaded on this platform. There will also be activities within the platform with the same axis as the program, so that those interested can engage and check what they have learned.
Activity- Draft a Manual: Youth Strategy for Peace and Solidarity in EU
The Youth Strategy Manual for Peace and Solidarity will be a Manual for carrying out workshops on documentary filmmaking for youth, mainly focusing on typologies and practices to manage Active Citizens Initiatives with young voluntary coordinators and young volunteers”, emphasizing on the European Citizens Initiatives (ECI), which is an important element of democracy and participation at the European level but has never been addressed by strategic partnerships. The partners wish to create a Manual of good practices and tools. The e-Book for Youth Strategy will focus on Human Resource Management of Volunteers when implementing European Citizens’ Initiatives. The structure (in broad lines) is A. INTRO TO EUROPEAN CITIZENS’ INITIATIVES, B. CASE STUDIES OF SUCCESSFUL EUROPEAN CITIZENS’ INITIATIVES, C. INITIAL ASSESSMENT OF THE INVOLVEMENT OF VOLUNTEERS, D. ROLE DEVELOPMENT AND DESIGN, E. TYPOLOGY OF PARTICIPATION, F. ENABLERS – WITH YOUNG PEOPLE, NOT FOR YOUNG PEOPLE, G. ORIENTATION AND TRAINING, H. MONITORING, I. RECOGNITION.
Activity- 4-day Training on basic trainer skills, attitudes, competencies and understanding groups, how to interact with them and the relationship between the group and trainer in a variety of settings
A 4-day Training on advocacy and civic lobbying for youth organizations will be held to coincide with the completion of all development work will bring youth workers and the young people with fewer opportunities together to test and interact with the resources developed by the project. This training aims to bring together youth workers from mainly Romania, Slovakia, Greece and Ukraine to provide them with skills, knowledge and attitudes on carrying out activities to transform conflicts and to work on peace with youth. The learning process of the participants will be mainly in their own hands. With the right preparation, they can learn from each other, by exchanging information and practicing. A main document to work with will be T-Kit 12: Youth transforming conflict, published by the Council of Europe in October 2012. Professional trainers will guide the process. The objectives are: -to bring together youth workers and young activists in order to analyze the effects of the crisis on everyday life; -to increase the competencies of youth workers for addressing the crisis in a peaceful way; -to equip youth workers with non-violent communication skills as a tool to maintain peaceful communication during times of crisis, -to strengthen the EU network with new active members so that it can serve as a space for engagement in peaceful crisis management for young people.
Activity-4-day Training focused on Designing a collection of peace education activities for children and young people, based on the notions of prevention and resolution of all forms of conflict and violence
A 4-day Training focused on participatory methodologies and facilitation of local activities will be organized in Slovakia in order to provide tools as participatory exercises. This training will give some tips on how to choose the most appropriate tool and on how to organize participatory workshops and small group activity. It also systematically records a range of tools used by development workers all over the world, including VSO. A matrix of all the tools provides an at-a-glance reference of which tools are appropriate for which stage of the development process, the level of participation for which they are most suitable, and the dominant communication type used (visual, oral or written). A profile of each tool includes guidelines on its purpose, potential applications, and variations, as well as possible pitfalls. Illustrative case studies taken from real experiences of development workers in the field are also included.
Activity-Publicity Campaign to enfоrce the Eurоpean cooperation between оrganizatiоns active in the yоuth field promoting peace and solidarity
In Ukraine, there is a vibrant and flourishing civil society, including many local peacebuilding organizations. They can and should be supported, because they are doing the painstaking work of building bridges between communities, including in the Donbas region. Ukraine youth workers, as associated partners will be members of the team that will run the campaign in Greece, Romania, and Slovakia, for Peace Keeping and Solidarity in whole Europe. The goals of the peace campaign skills building up widely across the world. In developing countries, where there is no specific enemy or conflict but a general lack of human rights, peace education seeks to elucidate sources of inequality to promote a more equitable, stable future. In areas of intractable conflict between specific groups, as in Israel and the Palestinian territories, peace education seeks to promote alternate narratives of the conflict to encourage mutual understanding, respect, and collaboration. The campaigns, often with the support of sponsor, are a powerful mean to touch the heart of people. Every campaign, on social or traditional media, has the purpose to express strong messages and create engagement to change the situation. The Raising Peace Campaign aims at strengthening and improving the visibility of youth organizations in the construction of Peace and Human Rights, through raising awareness, training activists, and making advocacy.
Activity- Information and Dissemination Materials
Informational Material and Dissemination Costs Initial target groups for dissemination activities inside the project consortium will comprise the following: (1) members, volunteers and staff of the organisations involved in the project consortium; (2) members, volunteers and staff of the associated partners who have undertaken to support the development, testing and implementation of the project; (3) the young people with fewer opportunities who participate in the youth development activities organised by partners and/ or the associated partners. All of these initial target group members will be formally introduced to the project at the beginning of the project life cycle and informed about the aims of the project, the actions to be followed and the proposed tools and resources to be produced. Partners will develop promotional video tailored for each specific target group for use at staff meetings, youth club assemblies, committee meetings, etc. These videos will outline the expected impact of the project to encourage continued participation and support. The focus of this initial dissemination is to build a strong multi-stakeholder cohort of advocates for the project who will be able to speak knowledgeably about the project and its aims and objectives to other interested parties beyond the local area.