Time: 7 – 15 August 2019
City: Stockholm, Sweden
Main organizer: Framtidståget, Sweden
Financing: The project is co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union
Description of the project:
Peace can most simply be described as the absence of war, however, nowadays peace researchers and experts most frequently apply the concept of “positive peace” which is more than just an absence of war. Positive peace aims at accomplishing freedoms, rights and equality as a means of guaranteeing sustainable peace without racism, exploitation and other forms of a barrier to equal opportunities. Positive peace is a constant process and requires active peaceful measures.
The project “Peace Puzzle” has the aim of building the capacity of youth workers and youth leaders in Europe to successfully promote the culture of positive peace among young people.
More specific objectives of the training course are:
developing participants’ skills in designing youth-activities aimed at promoting positive peace;
equipping participants with competences in facilitating non-formal education activities that promote peace;
creating a platform for networking, experience and methods sharing in the field of promoting positive peace.
Conditions of Participation:
Participation in the project is free of charge. Meals and accommodation will be covered by the project budget, which is co-financed by Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.
Participants will be accommodated in Hellesgården, which is cottages-type of accommodation, located 20 minutes from Stockholm. Participants will stay in rooms of 4 with people of the same gender. You can find more information about Hellesgården here.
If selected for the project, you will have to become Framtidståget’s member to participate. This doesn’t apply if you are already a member. You can read more about Framtidståget’s membership here.
Selected participants will be asked to implement at least one follow-up activity to apply newly gained skills and share its results with young people as the main beneficiaries.
DEADLINE FOR APPLYING: 19 July
How to participate: Fill in the application form under this link.
Potential project participants will include:
People who are professionally or voluntarily engaged in working with young people or are youth leaders;
Aged 18 and over and live in Sweden (as a temporary or permanent resident or citizen);
Interested and passionate about peace, inclusion, intercultural dialogue, respect for diversity, and human rights;
Willing to develop their competencies in facilitating non-formal activities for young people and designing activities & projects to promote peace;
The project will focus mostly on youth work beginners who have less than 2 years’ experience of
professional youth work.
If you have any questions, please contact:
Julia - Project Assistant