Acting for Peace
Start date: May 4, 2015,
End date: Oct 3, 2015
Under the Erasmus + program , the delegation Concordia Picardie NPDC, with its numerous experiences, leads a Youth exchange which deals with the First World War.
100 years after the Great War it seems obvious that the Youth leads the commemoration events. Doing so, it symbolizes peace and reconciliation between people.
Moreover, the Picardie and the department of the OIse was devastated and ravaged during this period. The project will take place in Compiègne, where was signed the Armistice, this event marked the end of the WW1.
b. Objectives and content of the project
The objective of the project is to commemorate the Centenary of the First World War, gathering volunteers from 4
different countries. The implication of different nationalities on a common project puts the European citizenship forward and encourages exchange, interculturality, open-mindedness and the spirit of peace.
Those volunters will realize a memory work around soldiers stories originary of each partipating contries. Those yong people will produce a play and perfom it, in old quarry area used during the WW1 as Resting points and health centers.
This project is meant to be visible. Posters will be made by the volunteers in order to make the project known by the inhabitants of the villages. During the project, various consciousness-raising campaigns will be organized, especially concerning history with the hand of a specialized historian in the WW1.
The main activities that lead volunteers will be the following :
- Creating play.
- Creating visibility, promoting the project itself.
- The Intervention for different audiences to awareness of the duty of memory / intercultural exchange / understanding and tolerance of others.
c. Important Details
special ability: the volunteer feels ready to play in a language he does not know, in front of people he does not know
Number of participants: 30
Age: 18-30 years
Period: 12 days (from 19 to 30 July 2015)
Legislation: The volunteer must sign an audiovisual charter agreeing that he may appear on the video support created
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