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Mainstreaming Peace Education: Competence Framework
Start date: Nov 1, 2014, End date: Oct 31, 2016 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The project is set in the context of non-formal education for young people. It builds on the experiences of a Grundtvig Partnership Project “Mainstreaming Peace Education - Approaches, Methodologies, and Visions”. The project’s main aim is to build a Competence Framework for Peace Education in youth work. Specific project objectives include: - developing a competence framework including knowledge, skills and attitudes require, evaluation indicators, assessment methods as well as educational guidelines for achieving the competences - increasing the recognition of peace education by linking the framework with the Youthpass and Europass certification system - increasing the quality of peace education activities in the youth sector Project activities include: - Research on Peace Education Competence Framework in five European countries - Six transnational project meetings for the Competence Framework researchers (two in the United Kingdom and one in Germany, Netherlands, Turkey and Latvia) - Publication of the Competence Framework with educational guidelines (Intellectual output) - Two Test Training Courses for youth workers and peace educators to test the Framework (Learning/teaching/training) - Five national multiplier events in five European countries (United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands, Turkey and Latvia) - Final international multiplier event in the United Kingdom The project will result in the publication of a Peace Education Competence Framework, its dissemination among European youth work organisations as well as establishing a clear link between peace education and recognition of non-formal learning (Key Competences - Youthpass) as well as increased transparency of qualifications for European citizens (Europass). Long-term benefits of the project include increased quality of non-formal educational projects in the field of peace education, increased recognition of non-formal learning in general and mainstreaming of peace education activities in youth work. The project will be realized in partnership of five non-governmental organisations from the United Kingdom (ASHA), Germany (EIF), Latvia (HPPL), the Netherlands (UNOY), and Turkey (Habitat) for 24 months between September 2014 and September 2016.

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