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 Heiko Maas.

EUROPEANS FOR PEACE youth conference

We warmly invite you, our EUROPEANS FOR PEACE, to our youth conference "Right here, right now: Human rights!" which will take place in Berlin on November 9-12, 2018. An exciting programme of meeting people, networking and developing new ideas for more youth participation is waiting for you! With workshops and creative labs and with actors who champion youth participation and human rights. We'll be debating, planning and celebrating together – we look forward to eventful days and a lively exchange:


We're celebrating 70 years of human rights! Right here, right now!
The event is organized jointly by the wannseeFORUM Foundation and the EVZ Foundation.

Theme of the call – celebrate diversity!

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 2019 to August 2020. 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.

Projects from 2017 and 2018

About exclusion, equality, finding identity: Masquerade

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. for video click here
Research journey: Shaping Identities

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. for movie click here
Encounter project: The Right to Love

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. for movie click here
Poetry Slam project: DIVERS!

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. Webseite

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 2019 to December 2020)
• accessible travel
• preparatory meetings
• greater need for assistance, care or support


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?

For more information and application form see right column.

Deadline: January 14, 2019


References and links for project work

International and divers youth work

One of the big challenges regarding international and divers youth work is related to language and communication. Not all young people speak one or several foreign languages; some have had negative experiences in their school careers and are convinced they are not good at languages. This literature looks at how Language Animation methods can be designed inclusively: Language Animation - the inclusive way. Qualifying and Developing International Youth Work. Free download here.


Inclusion A to Z: A compass to international Inclusion projects. Are you working with young people from fewer opportunity backgrounds? Would you like to add international mobility projects to your box of educational tools? Or are you working with “mainstream” youth? Are you interested in opening up your international projects to include (more) young people from fewer-opportunity target groups? Then this booklet might be just what you are looking for.


Embrace Diversity: Toolkit for Creating Inclusive, Learning-Friendly Environments. This resource, developed by UNESCO Bangkok, includes a toolkit for educators who wish to nurture an inclusive, learning-friendly environment in which all children, regardless of physical, intellectual, social, and emotional characteristics or religious affiliation or gender, are welcome and given the same opportunities. Free PDF.


Project management

Initiative Cookbook: An introduction to project Management, Theodor-Heuss-Kolleg.


The aces website offers a Toolbox with further online ressources and tools as well as practical methods on various topics. 


Handbook for International School Projects, aces.


Language Animation - the inclusive way (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.




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


Shaping Identities

The German-Israeli encounter project documents the view of the participants on past, present and future.



During the theatre project, German and Greek youth with and without disabilities critically examined what it means to be different in society.


Discrimination: Watch out!

This image movie describes EUROPEANS FOR PEACE from a projects’ perspective.



Call for applications 2019


Notes on applications

Cost and Financing Plan

Application form


Important: Please sign the application form on page 10 with a digital ID. For this purpose, click on the red arrow in field 7.4. If you have any questions, please refer to the FAQs.



Judith Blum
Team Lead
Tel.:+49 (0)30 25 92 97-36
Fax: +49 (0)30 25 92 97-11


Pavel Baravik
Senior Project Manager
Tel.: +49 (0)30 25 92 97-58
Fax: +49 (0)30 25 92 97-11


Stefanie Bachtin
Senior Project Manager
Tel.: +49 (0)30 25 92 97-34
Fax: +49 (0)30 25 92 97-11

Application counselling

Fridays 9:30 am - 12:00 pm; 1:30 - 3:30 pm