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The Third Roots Quarterly is Issued

Roots stays the course amidst the trying times that all of us have to navigate through… The Third Quarterly Issue is a concise, yet comprehensive account of Roots in action for the period of July – September 2020. Have a good read!   The third Quarterly is available in pdf version here.  

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Roots making a difference!

These testimonials from “Roof for Roots” participants acquire an extra special meaning with recent developments in South Caucasus Region… These are sincere feelings of young women and men that strive to live, love and progress together… and in peace – the only way! “Skills, fun, multicultural environment, integration, bonding, challenging & overcoming stereotypes – this […]


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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.