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SHIFTING POWER IN PEACE

On June 5 – 6 the FriEnt Peacebuilding Forum 2024 took place in Berlin under the motto “Shifting Power in Peace”. It brought together hundreds of state and civil society representatives from all levels. The FriEnt (Working Group on Peace and Development) is an association of German governmental organizations, church development agencies, civil society networks, […]

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YMCA Camp Europe Campacity Conference 2024 in Spain

After months of planning and hard work, Campacity 2024 took place over April 15th-21st in Toledo, Spain at the Castillo de San Servando youth centre, with the support of the local government. We then moved across to YMCA Camp Priego and were hosted by YMCA Spain The second “Campacity” Conference was a joint initiative of […]

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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.