Start & End Date: 01.08.2018 – 31.07.2019
Place: Erfurt (Germany)
Participating Countries: Germany, Russia and Ukraine
Number of Participants: 24 participants
Project Partners: Academy of Innovation (Russia) and Kharkiv Regional Youth Non-Governmental Organisation “Enlightening Initiative” (Ukraine), Universität Erfurt & Willy Brandt School of Public Policy (Germany)

Grant Giver: Erasmus+, Thüringer Ministerium für Bildung, Jugend und Sport
Funding Program Key Action 1 – Learning Mobility of Individuals
Grant Amount: 27,272.00 EUR

The “We Are the Peacemakers!” project is designed to create a network of young peace activists who will promote non violent communication as the tool for community reconciliation on the local level. The project will encourage a dialogue and create a platform for sharing thoughts, new ideas and concepts for a better shared future. During the project the participants will gain new skills, learn with and from each other and grow together to become more tolerant and respectful.

To reach the aims of the project, two Youth Exchange activities were designed:

Youth Exchange in Erfurt

Youth Exchange held from the 12th to the 18th of November of 2018, in Erfurt, Germany.

The first youth encounter will aim at increasing young people’s understanding of the concepts of peace, conflict and non violent approach. Young leaders will be more aware of the practice of the innovative conflict transformation, effective non violent communication and conflict management tools. After the return home the youth will use their developed competences in peace building and apply the knowledge at local level, organising the “Workshop on Non Violent Communication”.

Number of participants: 24, 8 from each country.

Profile of participants: Young people aged 18-27, interested in community reconciliation through non-violent approach.

Youth Exchange in Kharkiv

Youth Exchange held in the Summer of 2019, in Kharkiv, Ukraine.

In the second encounter the participants will concentrate on applying the gained knowledge in Germany for the real field experience in Ukraine. The final outcome of the project – “Let’s Talk Peace” Event and the presentation of the conducted research on peace monitoring will be the highlight of the learning outcomes for the participants. The panel discussion held afterwards will create immense dissemination effect and great impact on the local community in Ukraine.

Number of participants: 24, 8 from each country.

Profile of participants: Young people aged 18-27, interested in community reconciliation through non-violent approach.

Impact:
We foresee, that the project will encourage dialogue and create a platform for sharing thoughts, new ideas and concepts. During the project the participants will gain new skills, learn with and from each other and grow together to become more tolerant and respectful and to use the gained skills to prevent conflicts and be able to reconcile.

 

Interested in being part of the German team striving for peace?
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