Applications Open for Youth Peace Camp 2017!

Deadline: 8 February 2017

The Council of Europe is seeking applications for its Youth Peace Camp 2017 in order to engage young people and youth organisations from conflict affected regions in dialogue and conflict transformation activities based on human rights education and intercultural learning during and after the camp.

Objectives                                                                                                                                                                                         

  • 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 organisations 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.

Benefits

  • Travel expenses
  • Visa expenses
  • Accommodation

Eligibility Criteria

  • In 2017, the camp will bring together groups of young people from the following countries and communities: Cyprus (Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots), Kosovo, Serbia, South Caucasus region and Ukraine (in particular the Luhansk and Donetsk regions) during its eight day programme. Each group should include an average of 6 participants.
  • All participants must:
    • be aged between 18 and 25 years;
    • be 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 organisation 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.

How to Apply

Interested applicants must apply online via given website.

For more information, please visit Youth Peace Camp 2017.

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