Trening w Bułgarii - “YOUth 4 PEACE" (10-18.06.2017)

We are looking for 3 participants (residents in Poland) for TC "YOUth 4 Peace"

(read information below and if you are interested please let me know till 9th May who you are and why you should be participating in this project - contact Anna: Adres poczty elektronicznej jest chroniony przed robotami spamującymi. W przeglądarce musi być włączona obsługa JavaScript, żeby go zobaczyć. )


10 June – 18 June 2017 

(10 June is arrival day - Please, try to arrive between 12 a.m. at noon and 4 p.m. latest – 18 June - departure day) 
Venue: Bansko, Bulgaria


Тhe Training course "YOUth 4 Peace" will take place in Bansko, Bulgaria between 10- 18 of June 2017. It will involve 30 youth workers and leaders from Bulgaria, Turkey, Georgia, Poland, Azerbaijan, Spain, UK, Cyprus, Armenia and Romania. The project will cover different types of conflicts and in different settings and consequently ways of transforming conflicts by non-violent actions. The emphasize is placed on foster a constructive debate on recent conflicts in Europe and cooperation in the youth field. This is done by promoting non-violent approaches leading to actions on peace-building. Moreover, young leaders will discuss the significant role of youth participation in grass-root peace-building initiatives. By providing an overall understanding of conflict theories and providing space to analyses concrete conflicts and tensions, participants will increase their competences for solving conflict in a non-violent way. Therefore, youth workers participating in the training will gain the skill to plan and intervene in these situations with transformation approaches, by implementing peace building activities and non-violent actions.

The background of the project outline is constituted by existing regional conflicts in Eastern Europe, Caucasus, the Middle East and the growing tension and violence among smaller ethnic/migrant groups and the increasing tensions within many EU countries in regards to nationalism and racism. Apart from that on the bases of deep analyses from the situations in all the partner countries and the long-term experience of our partners in the field we have together developed the concept of the current project proposal. All the above stated illustrates the importance of youth work in the areas of peace building, conflict transformation, human rights education and anti-discrimination. Young people are playing a major role in the solution of existing conflicts and tensions between communities, and can take a leading function in promoting non-violence, peace, establishing links between the conflict parties by applying innovative methods all across Europe.

General objectives:

• deepening youth worker`s understanding of key concepts of conflict management and peacebuilding and non-violent actions;
• familiarizing participants with the concepts and approaches of nonviolent action, ie how to use it best and to adapt it to local conditions and realities in order to promote peace-building;
• Motivate participants to advocate for non-violent actions;
• improving the competences of the participants (knowledge, skills) to work as multipliers and activists for peace building using tools informal education / activities after completion of the course in their local communities


3 participants per partner organization with the following profile:

- Youth leaders/workers/ coordinators who are willing to develop their skills and competences in the field

- Youth workers, leaders, NGO representative having experience or knowledge in the field

- Be able to communicate in English 

- All participants must be over 18 years old

- All participants must be currently residing in the country they will represent and be able to prove it if needed with documents

- Participation fee of 25 euro will be collected from each participant.
This way we will ensure the participants have a stake in the project: A modest comtribution from
participants to the overall costs of a project helps to create a sense of investment and ownership as
well as participants tend to value what they receive more when they have contribuded to it.

The participants should meet all the unwritten criteria’s as well as NOT TO BE: On their European Voluntary Service (EVS) at the moment of the activity