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 2014/15: 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”.
For application forms and full details please go to: www.europeans-for-peace.de
What does europeans for peace fund?
Funding can be requested for the following costs:
- Costs of group travel to international project encounters
- Costs of accommodation and board
- Materials for creating a project product and presenting the results
- Personnel costs for project management, experts and interpreters to a limited extent
In addition to funding, EUROPEANS FOR PEACE also offers advisory services before and during project implementation.
Who can participate?
- School and youth groups from Germany together with a partner from Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe or Israel
- Binational and trinational projects
- Young people in the age group 14 to 21 together with their educationalists/project leaders (funding is not open to students)
Applications to EUROPEANS FOR PEACE should be accompanied by a project outline.The form for this can be downloaded from October 1st 2013 at
www.europeans-for-peace.de. This website also provides many suggestions for finding partners and developing and planning projects!
The deadline for submitting applications is January 1st , 2014.
The project ideas will be evaluated by an expert jury in spring 2014. Projects selected for funding will run between July 2014 and July 2015.