Tamar Sargsyan – Glimpse of Real War

The Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh) war that started in September 2020 and lasted for weeks turned out to be a vivid failure of international law, order, and ideals. Unfortunately, the conflict which claimed thousands of lives and displaced much more remained largely overlooked by international media and community alike.  The young people of YMCA Artsakh, regardless […]

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The Fourth Roots Quarterly is Issued

We say farewell to 2020 with Quarterly 4 edition of our regular account to the Roots followers. There was a lot going on during October – December, so please check it out! The fourth Quarterly is available in pdf version here.  


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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.