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Camp for Peace | YMCA Artsakh

July 25 – 31, YMCA Artsakh held the “Camp for Peace”, this time as the YMCA Europe Roots Peace Award prizewinner. It brought together  90 young people from different regions of Artsakh (many displaced persons among them) and was the logical continuation of the previous 4 camps that were organized in 2017, 2018, 2019, and […]

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GENERATIONS GET-TOGETHER AS REAL LIFE AS POSSIBLE

On 6 August 2022, within the framework of YMCA Europe Generation Next project Support Measures facility the group of American University of Armenia (AUA) students met in person with the Syrian-Armenia vendors of the Rootsmade platform to learn more about their work and their way through war and peace. These AUA Undergraduate Senior or Graduate […]

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The YMCA has historically assumed working in and with conflicts as central to its service delivery. Committed to our roots and legacy the YMCA Europe pursues peace and reconciliation as a strategic priority.

The Roots for Peace programme, ongoing since 2007, remains a best practice in this line. In the framework of this initiative the Peace Work Institute scheme was piloted during 2012 – 2015 and approvingly evaluated by an externally facilitated outcome assessment process.

This evidence-based evaluation highly recommends the YMCA Europe to repeat the series of the Peace Work Institute for the next generation of the YMCA pan-European peace-cohort.