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Peace Way for YOUTH
Start date: Jan 1, 2016, End date: Feb 28, 2017 PROJECT  FINISHED 

PEACE WAY for YOUTH is a project about peace building and conflict resolution topic for youth leaders and youth workers from Erasmus+ partner countries that aims to improve skills, competencies and abilities of youth workers to work with groups of people and individuals in peace building and integration activities within their local communities and abroad. ''PEACE WAY for YOUTH'' will bring together youth workers and leaders from Sweden, Latvia, Belarus, Greece, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Lithuania, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Russian Federation, and Georgia. Three training courses will take place in different locations, Belarus, Latvia and Sweden to explore different situations and expand knowledge and experience about peacebuilding topic from three different perspectives (cultural and social, political and personal-inner peacebulding).Participants will learn and explore new methods for peace building trainings involving creative and experiential non formal education methods in youth work.The objectives are: expand knowledge about importance of body and movement in learning processes, and to promote use of embodied learning methods and experiential learning in non formal education; work together, collaborate and support each other to exchange good practices related to migration policies in Europe and neighboring regions; facilitate self-awareness, professional and personal growth and increase participants self confidence as peace-builders in their communities; provide participants with skills and equip with knowledge of how to support and promote peaceful conflict resolution and respect for different cultures, nationalities, and religions; promote cooperation among international group of youth workers for further cooperation between European Union, Eastern Partnership and Western Balkan countries.''PEACE WAY for YOUTH'' addresses the recent issues with conflicts that are happening also close to Europe, more precisely Ukraine. As well the immigration wave, due to armed conflicts in middle east. This project involves youth workers coming from countries having unsolved political conflicts with their neighboring countries. Project supports and underlines the importance of various methods to be used for peace building, with a focus of personal or inner peace. To work together and support peace in order to overcome past conflicts, and build a better future for themselves and next generations.During the main activity participants will be given the opportunity to be trained as peace-builders and facilitators of educational trainings through experiential, embodied and non-formal learning. The participants will have an opportunity to use the experience and practice it during the training course and improve the level of competences as a youth worker and youth educator.
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