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Volunteering for Peace
Start date: Aug 1, 2015, End date: Mar 31, 2016 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The EuroMed Training Course 'Volunteering for Peace' will take place in Vilanova i la Geltrú (Barcelona, Spain) from 5 to 12 December 2015 (including travel days). It will bring together 21 youth workers, project and volunteer managers, trainers and experts from 10 promoting and not for profit organizations, including the leader organization FCV, from 10 countries in total (Egypt, Jordan, Israel, Lebanon, Turkey, Romania, Bulgaria, Holland, UK and Spain). All 10 NGOs are members of the non formal network 'Peace Bag for EuroMed Youth', focused in promoting the Culture of Peace, mainstream Peace Education and support active participation of young people in Peace initiatives, mobility’s and educational activities. General aim of this mobility/TC is to build capacities among promoter NGOs to become active agents of peaceful change/social transformation, through non-formal and intercultural learning initiatives across the EuroMediterranean region. TC specific objectives are; -To build capacities among promoter NGOs to become EVS hosting (and sending) organizations. -To build capacities among youth workers to become EVS project managers, supervisors and mentors. - To build together a training cycle and a support system for ‘Peace Bag’ volunteers, focused in providing them with spaces where to develop Peace Building skills, knowledge and interests, and in empowering them o develop and create new Peace Bag network activities at local level, using their culture and experience. -To equip organizations with useful methods to identify, manage and recognize the Peace building competences young people are developing while volunteering. -To ensure that participants have a clear understanding of what the Peace Bag for EuroMed youth network is and stands for. -To discover how EVS projects (and other EU action lines) can work towards the achievement of the networks objectives.
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