EUROPEANS FOR PEACE. Looking back and moving forward
FUNDING PROGRAMME FOR INTERNATIONAL YOUTH PROJECTS
In its EUROPEANS FOR PEACE programme, the Foundation EVZ promotes international school and youth projects between Germany, the countries of Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe as well as Israel. In these projects young people actively explore the subjects of discrimination and persecution under National Socialism and/or present-day discrimination issues.
School and youth groups are invited to join up with a school or nonschool education institution to form an international partnership and apply for funding for a joint project.
EUROPEANS FOR PEACE strengthens historical awareness and bolsters the active commitment of young people for human rights and understanding between peoples.
Theme 2016/17: Watch out: discrimination! PROJECTS ON EXCLUSION THEN - AND NOW
YOUR PROJECT ON EXCLUSION THEN - AND NOW
The project work is based on Article 2 (Ban on Discrimination) of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).
The projects can choose a historical and/or present-day approach to the topic.
Historical points of reference are the history of National Socialism and World War II. The young people investigate causes, mechanisms and consequences of discrimination, persecution and extermination of minorities.
Projects with a present-day approach address topical questions of discrimination in our societies shaped by diversity, such as anti-Semitism, antiziganism and homophobia. The projects show how individuals can work actively in their own life world to combat discrimination and to foster respect for and protection of minorities.
Article 2 of the UDHR states that everyone is entitled to all the human rights without distinction of any kind “such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status”.
What does EUROPEANS FOR PEACE fund?
You can apply for funding for
• Travel expenses
• Costs of accommodation and board (programme costs)
• Materials for developing and presenting the results
• Personnel costs (fees)
EUROPEANS FOR PEACE also offers a counselling seminar before the project starts.
Who can apply?
• School and youth groups from Germany, together with a partner from Central, Eastern or South-Eastern Europe or from Israel
• Binational or trinational projects
• Young people between the ages of 12 and 21 together with their project leaders (not university or college students)
What are the characteristics of the youth projects?
• The projects are developed and implemented jointly.
• The viewpoints and the experiences of the partners are taken into account.
• The projects reflect the life world of the young people and stimulate intergenerational dialogue.
• A result is produced and presented to the public.
How can we apply?
The new call for application is expected to be published in summer 2016.