It is our pleasure to inform you that Council of Europe`s Programme Committee on Youth approved our proposal for a study session “P.E.A.C.E. – Peace, eActivism & Campaigning Education” to be held in cooperation with the European Youth Centre Budapest. The project (a component part of our Peace Work Institute scheme) will take place from the 16th to 21st of September 2018, involving 35 young people from all over Europe.
It will be week-long International Training Course that will involve 35 young people from South Caucasus Countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan & Georgia), Russia & Ukraine. The main goal of the project is to prepare qualified pool of young peace-builders that will be equipped with relevant & innovative peace-building tools to further act as multipliers of peace […]
One week from November, 12 to November, 18 was marked by an outstanding 2nd session of the YMCA Europe Roots for Reconciliation Peace Work Institute in Berlin. I had the honor to ‘leap’ into this project missing the first step – the session in Tbilisi, to be embraced by the open and caring participants. This […]
When you start talking about peace, everyone stands for it, after couple of minutes it stops right there. I think it happens like this because “your work” is not to make it happen, is to let it happen. I have the pleasure to be one of the participants of YMCA Europe’ Peace Work Institute and […]
In the past two sessions of the YMCA Europe Roots for Reconciliation Peace Work Institute (PWI), the participants dealt with the topic of peace in various ways. We learned that peace work is a complex task that needs to be tackled sensitively. In order not to cause any damage in the implementation of a peace […]
From November 12 to 18, 2017, the second seminar of the Peace Work Institute took place in Berlin. In April, approximately 30 participants from about 15 (mostly) European countries had already met for the start of the project in Tiblisi, Georgia. (Read more about) In the “Roots for Reconciliation” program initiated by YMCA Europe, young […]
2017, November 12-18. Berlin. Fifty-seven years ago there was a city where its people were over night separated by a long wall. It was in a moment when the country was still recovering from terrors of previous wars. The wall remained there for 28 years and for Berliners and for the whole country it was […]
Berlin was chosen as the location where the 2nd Peace Work Institute session was held, including 30 young people from 15 European countries who got inspired and empowered for peace work in their communities.
Road to peace can be long and tiring… But certainly not when young people take the initiative to walk it, together! YMCA Georgia “Camp Orange” has been very busy with local and international activities since official opening in 2015, but the event hosted on July 23-29, 2017 was a special one – 40 young people […]
“There is no way to peace. Peace is the way.” Mahatma Gandhi One way that YMCA Kyiv supports children and youth in the community is through an opportunity to attend Peace Camp. During the 2015 and 2016 summer, YMCA Kyiv’s Peace Camp served over 100 children and youth facing challenges in their lives, providing them […]