The Local Capacities for Peace Seed Grant Tool is a new Roots for Reconciliation element, yet its concept has been developed based on the best practices of the previous two project phases. It aims at strengthening the local capacities for peace in the region of South Caucasus and Eastern Europe, through structured follow-up of the Roots for Reconciliation Peace Work Institute alumni and continued cross-border and regional cooperation further opening up the capacities built and benefits created by the project so far, both human resources and assets considered.
The LCP SGT projects are estimated to enroll at least 100 participants per each round as direct beneficiaries, with average 4 possible cross-border or regional activity scenarios, such as youth peace camps and reunions, summer academies and day schools, exchange and study visits, refugee or IDP rehabilitation initiatives, etc.
In 2018, 4 projects were granted:
– “C.A.M.P. Change! Act! Make! Peace!” |YMCA Georgia |August 2018 (rescheduled for 2019 due to logistical and organizational reasons)
– Camp Awesome by Syrian Armenians | July – September 2018
– Camp for Life in Karabakh | July 2018
– Impulse for cross-border dialogue | Russia – Belarus, November – December 2018