Inaugural Year of YMCA Europe Roots Peace Award has the first laureates – after highly engaged and participatory process, the YMCA Georgia and European Union were selected to receive it for 2020!
From the very start in 2007 constant innovation and reaction to emerging needs of beneficiaries has been the blueprint of the Roots.
The fourth implementation phase (2020 – 2022) is no exception from adopted approach – along with proven and acclaimed project components as Peace Work Institute & Programme Festivals, the new concept – Local Capacities for Peace Award has been introduced. It envisaged allocation of 10 000 Euros annually to partner YMCA and non-YMCA organizations of Roots for Peace (hereinafter “Roots”) upon submission of project proposals that aim towards tackling the issues and topics related to peacebuilding and conflict resolution across the European continent. The process is competition-based with several eligible entries considered and one Award recipient per year identified via online voting by exclusively Roots Peace Work Institute Alumni.