Wind of Peace
Start date: Jun 1, 2016,
End date: May 31, 2018
Canakkale Koza Youth Association, is situated in Canakkale Turkey. The 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli Campaign (1915 - 2015) was a significant commemorative event that was important for all human nation. Tourism to Turkey increased for this important anniversary. Because of this reason, Canakkale is holding the name "city of peace". We want this title and this wind of peace not to finish here, on the contrary, to spread it as a wind around the world. Our project's aim to spread the message of peace from Canakkale to all around the world. With this project, we aim to include 30 youngsters and 12 partners. As a partner countries we will include partners from ( Serbia, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Portugal, Italy, Poland, Russia, BiH, Romania and Azerbaijan ). With this project we also aim to host two volunteers coming from Italy and Portugal.Aim of the project:The “Wind of Peace” project, aims promoting and supporting the role of young people in peace-building activities that contribute living together in dignity, promoting the values in conflict-affected areas and rural and undeveloped communities, and at the same time fighting against poverty.Objectives of the projectThe main objectives of this project are:*To promote the presence and the role of young people as positive actors of change in peace-building processes;*To develop the communication in conflict affected areas through non-formal education activities with young people;*To develop the competences of 30 youngsters in human rights promotion and protection, conflict transformation, peace-building and inter cultural dialogue, as well as other specific competences according to the host organization's activities and needs*To support and give visibility to the Erasmus plus program in the countries not only in Europe but all over the world; To enhance the youth capacity to take action at a local level in environments affected by previous or ongoing conflicts or in places affected by poverty;* to marginalize young people, promoting diversity, intercultural and inter-religious dialogue, common values of freedom, tolerance and respect of human rights*To share the Erasmus plus program and possibilities the program offers to the people in the communities where they will do their voluntary work. *to Create a culture of tolerance through which social, political or religious opinions, similarities and differences could be expressed, discussed and appreciated in peaceful ways. *To establish platforms for cross-cultural and interfaith dialogue among youth from different social, political and religious backgrounds;*To build capacities and competence of young people, that will help them to be more competitive in the labor marketActivity: A1. Long term EVS, HO and CO Canakkale Koza Youth Association; SO: Activar- Portugal, PECO- Italy. ( 2 volunteers- 12 months)Activity: A2. Short term EVS HO: Evropski Volonterski i Edukativen Centar - Macedonia; SO and CO Canakkale Koza Youth Association- Turkey. (4 volunteers- 2 months)Activity: A3. Short term EVS HO: Association Focus- Bulgaria; SO and CO Canakkale Koza Youth Activity: A4. Long term EVS HO: FCASEC- Romania ; SO and CO Canakkale Koza Youth Association- Turkey. (4 volunteers- 12 months)Activity: A5. Long term EVS HO: YOUTH POWER- BiH ; SO and CO Canakkale Koza Youth Association- Turkey. (2 volunteers- 10 months)Activity: A6. Long term EVS HO: ASSOCIAZIONE CULTURALE LINK- Italy; SO and CO Canakkale Koza Youth Association- Turkey. (2 volunteers- 9 months)Activity: A7. Short term EVS HO: 018 UDRUZENJE- Serbia; SO and CO Canakkale Koza Youth Association- Turkey. (4 volunteers- 2 months)Activity: A8. Long term EVS HO: Falcogroup- Russia; SO and CO Canakkale Koza Youth Association- Turkey. (2 volunteers- 12 months) Activity: A9. Long term EVS HO: Azerbaijan Students' Union- Azerbaijan ; SO and CO Canakkale Koza Youth Association- Turkey. (2 volunteers- 6 months)Activity: A10. Long term EVS HO: CAT- Poland; SO and CO Canakkale Koza Youth Association- Turkey. (2 volunteers- 10 months)Activity: A11. Short term EVS HO: CAT- Poland; SO and CO Canakkale Koza Youth Association- Turkey. (2 volunteers- 2 months)In order to complete the objectives and aims of our project, we decided to include partners from different parts of the world and Europa. Some of our partner countries are living difficult life and the image for peace is destroyed, so our volunteers mission will be to help to this people living in different countries to get the message of peace and to improve their life quality trough doing EVS work. We would like to blow this wind of peace as far as it can go.
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