Youth in Action for Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding
Young people are the leaders of tomorrow, but their active engagement can start today. The 2013 Youth in Action for Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding programme aims to activate young entrepreneurship for positive social change through an international training and networking experience. With the globalization of our contemporary world, young people in Europe and abroad are faced with complex social and political environments. Too often, these complex environments become marred by conflict and violence, destroying the foundations of security, prosperity, and partnership. Navigating these complex environments in ways that build social cohesion and solidarity while meeting the needs of an ever more diverse population is the challenge of our time. This challenge requires youth people to acquire competencies in intercultural communication, conflict analysis and transformation, collaborative decision-making, and peacebuilding. It also requires young people to acquire competency and confidence in social entrepreneurship, including needs identification, conflict-sensitive project planning and stakeholder management, human resources development, project evaluation, and communications.
Main aim of the training:
In alignment with the objectives of the EU’s Youth in Action programme, the main aim of the training is to provide a valuable experience of non-formal training for youth that fosters critical thinking, active citizenship, solidarity and tolerance among young people, as well as promoting the acquisition of skills leading to personal, social and professional development.
The project a variety of learning methodologies, combining conceptual learning, group dialogue, experiential activities, collaborative problem solving, group presentations, and introspection. The programme’s conceptual and practical training is supported by exploration of case studies, experience sharing, field trips, and hands-on experience. The methodologies provide variety and flexibility to optimise the non-formal learning process for participants of all age groups, religious and cultural traditions, and professional experience. This variety also fosters a sense of ownership among the participants over the program’s process and outcome.
Preparation of the workshop:
Participants will receive a pre-assignment that involves preparing for the cultural evening, researching about issues that affect their societies, peace initiatives, and engaging in discussions about intercultural understanding in Europe. Additionally they will share their expectations in advance, which together with their profiles, will be used to create the substantive content of the workshop. This pre-assignment will serve as a baseline to understand the type of participants, their knowledge and experiences in relation to intercultural education.
During the workshop:
All methodologies are participatory which ensure active learning and ownership of the learning process. Participants will work collaboratively and will plan concrete, simple and practical actions plans to implement in their countries.
Project Countries: Azerbaijan, Austria, Turkey, Georgia, Ukraine, Moldova, Italy, Poland, France, Estonia and Romania
Target Group: Youth between 17-30 ages
Group size: Each partner country will send 3 participants
Reimbursement: 70% travel cost (during the training) and 100% accommodation and meal expenses
Participants are responsible to trip from Baku Airport to training place in Baku and we will cover them expenses due to the submitted original receipts.