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Building The E-Bridge

“Before I tell you what the e-bridge is about and why it is so important for me as a young person, let me go back to the beginning of how the story started and how we came up with this project. Back in 2020, when the world got hit by COVID-19 and our lives changed […]


Entering the “e-bridge”

“As our staff worked through the summer months preparing the e-bridge digital platform, we dreamed together about how young people would engage with the platform and how it would open new conversations and hopefully help our communities look forward. There was a new air of optimism in Kosovo as for the first time in the […]


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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.