"Peace is...." - training course on aspects of pea..
"Peace is...." - training course on aspects of peace and non-violence
Start date: Jun 1, 2015,
End date: Feb 1, 2016
"Peace is...."- training course on aspects of peace and non-violence is an international project gathering youth workers from 17 conflict affected communities across Europe. 36 young activists will meet to explore the concept of culture of peace and learn techniques of non-violence. Invited participants are currently running local - and many cases international as well - projects addressing issues of minorities and frozen armed conflicts. Through the training they will be able on one hand to share their experiences, best practices but also to learn new techniques.
The program consist of three main pillars:
- during the first part participants will explore what does culture of peace means, how can it be promoted and transmitted - the concept will be approached from various aspects from meditation, self-development to group discussions and sharing personal realities
- the second pillar will empower participants to use non-violent communication and non-violent actions in their everyday work
- the third pillar will be the shortest, but the most practical - it will focus on how to put into practice the results of the project with concrete steps
Through the preparation of the training - e-learning modules - we will make sure that participants has a common background and they are aware of the most important theories and organizations dealing with culture of peace. At this stage of the project, participants will also try to explore succesful examples of peaceful conflict transformation in the history.
During the project, non-formal educational methods will be used such as discussions, simulations, work in small groups, artistic tools. Moreover during the entire project participants will have meditation sessions and they will be able to get to know the Peace Revolution methodology which is a specific technique to achieve a greater inner peace.
As participants in most of the cases are directly affected by the conflicts in their communities and the others through their work; therefore supporting them as individuals and empowering them to use non-violent communications and actions in their work will have an effect directly on their work and raise the quality of it. As well having a clear picture of culture of peace and how is it linked with our work through all the different conflicts and issues helps the further developed projects with clearer vision and impact.
Secondary by empowering members and partners of the Youth Peace Ambassadors network, the network itself will become stronger and more competent when organizing actions both on international and local level.
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