Call for Participants — Non-violent Answer
Training Course on Non-Violent Conflict Transformation
For this training course
we are looking for 30 participants based in Armenia, Belgium, France, Georgia, Germany, Kosovo, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Spain and Ukraine.
When: 23.08–30.08.2023 (with arrival and departure days);
Where: Landshut, Bavaria, Germany;
Deadline to apply: 30th of April 2023;
The link for Applications is HERE
Why does this project take place? 🔑
In many countries, regions, and cities, people are showing dissatisfaction, protesting against human rights violations and lack of democracy and seeking justice and peace. Unfortunately, some authorities are responding with violence which only makes things worse. This leads to more violent conflict and violence, leaving many young people feeling uncertain about their futures. In Europe alone, violence has increased in many countries and many others are experiencing human rights violations and armed conflicts.
“Non-violent answer” aims to educate as many young people as possible on nonviolent conflict transformation. By doing this, we hope to break the cycle of violence and help young people become leaders in peaceful conflict transformation. We want to equip young people, youth workers, and activists with the knowledge and skills needed to use nonviolence in their work, activism, and daily lives. We also hope to raise awareness of European values of peace and equal political participation by bringing together youth workers from different backgrounds.
AIM: To equip 30 youth workers, activists and trainers with competencies of nonviolent conflict transformation and resolution to be leaders in building a sustainable culture of peace and respect for human rights by working at the grassroots level in their respective communities.
- To equip participants with knowledge about peace, nonviolence, different forms of violence, conflict, peacebuilding, a culture of peace, and human rights.
- To help participants understand the importance of nonviolent conflict resolution and how it relates to human rights.
- To explore the theory of nonviolent conflict transformation.
- To provide participants with practical tools for peaceful conflict resolution, mediation, and facilitation in youth work and the labor market.
- To identify the impact of conflict and violence on local communities and human rights in participating countries.
- To create a safe space for participants to cooperate in sustainable peace and nonviolent conflict transformation, and become peaceful leaders in their communities.
- To equip participants with tools to advocate for nonviolent conflict transformation, such as peaceful conflict transformation, dialogue creation, nonviolent communication, active listening, street epistemology, and empathy.
- To facilitate the planning and implementation of at least 6 grassroots-level follow-up activities focused on local conflict transformation.
- To support participants in further engagement through online learning and the YPAN Conflict Transformation Academy.
Profile of participants 🔍:
- young people aged between 18 and 27 years (exceptions are possible if duly justified);
- able to work in English;
- available and fully committed to taking part in the whole duration of the project;
- curious, open-minded, appreciate diversity and learn about each other’s realities;
- motivated to learn and apply the gained competencies in their work
- involved in youth or community projects in their community and be motivated to implement youth initiatives for peace-building following the project;
- young people interested in peace, human rights education, and social entrepreneurship;
- young people who want to create positive changes in their communities and find innovative solutions to problems.
- youth workers, leaders, or educators who work in the field of human rights and peacebuilding.
HOW DO WE WORK? 💡
The training course “Non-violent Answer” will be based on the principles of non-formal education.
We will implement the basic elements of non-formal education, such as the education being voluntary, organized with educational objectives, participatory and learner-centered, about learning life skills and preparing for active citizenship, based on involving both individual and group learning with a collective approach, holistic and process-oriented, as well as based on experience and action (we will plan the follow-up activities) and starts from the needs of the participants.
Basically is a peer-to-peer (you teach & learn from others) approach. 😊
Access to free education and empowerment is one of our main principles. That’s why, through the support of the ERASMUS + program, we are able to provide this training for you for FREE.
We will reimburse your travels to Landshut with the limit of:
Poland, Spain, Belgium, Kosovo, Serbia, Ukraine, Portugal — 275 Eur,
France — 180 Eur;
Georgia, Armenia — 360 Eur;
Germany — 23 Eur.
If you choose green travel (train, carpooling, boat, bus, etc.), we will try to support you with higher reimbursement.
And a bit about ourselves 👇
Youth Peace Ambassadors Network 🎊
The Youth Peace Ambassadors Network (YPAN) is an informal network of 120 young peacebuilders from across Europe who work with and in conflict-affected communities.
The majority of the members of the network are trained on human rights, non-formal education, and conflict transformation by the Council of Europe in the long-term project (2011–2014).
Our Mission: The YPA Network wants to develop a culture of peace by empowering young people, and promoting human rights, dignity, equality, and respect for diversity through education, advocacy, and other non-violent actions through projects at the local and international levels.
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Peace Up! — Verein für Friedenspädagogik und gewaltfreier Konflikttransformation 🎊
Peace Up! is an organization established in 2020, with objectives to promote the theory and practice of peace education, non-violent conflict transformation, and reconciliation work at local, national, and international levels and to raise public awareness of the ideas of peace work and non-violence. Peace Up! is engaged in organizing and implementing seminars, workshops, training courses, and further education and scientific papers and cultural products in the theory and practice of peace education, youth work, non-violent conflict transformation, and reconciliation work.
DEADLINE — 30th of April 2023
Write to this e-mails with the Subject: ”Non-violent Answer” — email@example.com and/ or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Non-violent answer” is a project financed by the European Union’s Erasmus+ Programme.