FUNDING PROGRAMME FOR INTERNATIONAL YOUTH PROJECTS

EUROPEANS FOR PEACE

EUROPEANS FOR PEACE promotes international exchange projects for young people from countries of Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe, Israel and Germany.

Schools and non-school educational institutions can join up in international partnerships and apply for funding for their joint project. EUROPEANS FOR PEACE encourages young people to be active for human rights and democratic values.
Patron of the programme is the federal minister of foreign affairs Sigmar Gabriel.

Projects from 2016 and 2017

Theatre project about exclusion, equality, finding identity: Masquerade

During the theatre project, German and Greek youth with and without disabilities critically examined what it means to be different in society. They tried out positive approaches to differences and reflected upon the relevance of diversity and uniqueness in their own lives. The project brought about new forms of intercultural communication, artistic cooperation and self-confident participation. for video click here

Research journey: Shaping Identities

This joint theatre project deals with home and foreign places, Israel and Germany, family and friends, themselves and “the others” in various, challenging ways. In short portraits, the documentary examines what it means to grow up today and how young people deal with that. Individual and collective identity constructions are at the heart of an honest look at German-Israeli relations in the past and present. for the movie click here

Encounter project: The Right to Love

The German-Polish-Bosnian youth exchange aimed at learning from history for the present, as well as encouraging and strengthening civic participation of young people. It focused on discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in the past and present. Participants planned actions to increase awareness of the topic and to contribute to an increase in civic activities.

Poetry Slam project: DIVERS!

Young people from Israel and Germany wrote poems and essays focusing on acknowledging diversity, on questions surrounding identities and how these develop. How can people establish their identity and positively identify with social groups without discriminating against members of other groups or individuals? Webseite

Theme of the call – celebrate diversity! youth exchange for all

EUROPEANS FOR PEACE wants to get young people interested and invested in human rights, moral courage and social commitment. In joint project work, young people address diversity, respect and social cohesion.


“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.”

Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948


The projects can be implemented from July 2018 to August 2019. Historical or contemporary approaches are suitable for the project work.


The exchange projects strive for open and diverse societies in a future-oriented and active manner. The young people address sociopolitical subjects such as equal opportunities, inclusion and participation. They reflect on their own experiences, develop a critical attitude towards discrimination or implement social commitment on the ground.


The history of National Socialism and of World War II in Europe is a reference point for historical learning during the encounters. Young people discover stories of friendships, willingness to help and moral courage in this time.

 

 

What can be applied for?

You can apply for funding for:
• Travel expenses
• Costs of accommodation and board (programme costs)
• Materials for developing and presenting the results
• Fees


EUROPEANS FOR PEACE also offers a counselling seminar before the project starts.


For inclusive projects, additional funding can be requested for
• longer project term (July 2018 to December 2019)
• accessible travel
• preparatory meetings
• greater need for assistance, care or support

Participation

Who can apply?
• schools, in particular lower or middle secondary schools comprehensive, vocational or special schools and non-school educational institutions from Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe or Israel, together with a partner organisation from Germany
• binational and trinational projects with young people between the ages of 14 and 25
The mutual exchange and the acceptance of inclusive and diverse approaches to life are central to EUROPEANS FOR PEACE. Young people with very di¬fferent backgrounds can work together in the projects. Projects of all forms of schools and diverse groups are therefore especially invited to take part.

 

What are the characteristics of the youth projects?
• The projects address the life world of the young people
• The projects are developed and implemented jointly
• The viewpoints and the experiences of the partner organisations are taken into account
• Intergenerational dialogue is stimulated
• The results are jointly produced, are multilingual and are presented to the public

 

How can you apply?

With this application form.

Deadline: January 22, 2018

 


References and links for project work

Project management

Theodor-Heuss-Kolleg: Initiative Cookbook (2016) An introduction to project Management

 

Aces: Handbook for International School Projects. 2014.
The aces website offers a Toolbox with further online ressources and tools as well as practical methods on various topics.

 

Innovationsforum Jugend global: Language Animation - the inclusive way, Sprachanimation - inklusiv gedacht  (2015, bilingual German and English)

 

 

Refugees, Migration and Human Rights

Network Migration in Europe e.V. Manual: Learning about Migration and Human Rights Refugees yesterday – refugees today (2013)

 

 

History

LaG-Magazin: Discrimination in the past and present – an international youth work topic (2015)

 

 

 

Call for applications 2017

Folder

Notes on applications

Application form

Cost and Financing Plan

 

Contact

Judith Blum
Team Lead
EUROPEANS FOR PEACE
blum(at)stiftung-evz.de
Tel.:+49 (0)30 25 92 97-36
Fax: +49 (0)30 25 92 97-11

 

Pavel Baravik
Senior Project Manager
EUROPEANS FOR PEACE
Baravik(at)stiftung-evz.de
Tel.: +49 (0)30 25 92 97-58
Fax: +49 (0)30 25 92 97-11