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 Heiko Maas.
EUROPEANS FOR PEACE TURNS 15
In 2020 it’s EUROPEANS FOR PEACE’s birthday! For 15 years the programme has been promoting international exchange projects for young people. To celebrate this occasion, various events and activities are going to take place. We will keep you posted here on this website and on our social media channels.
EUROPEANS FOR PEACE Youth Conference 2020
EUROPEANS FOR PEACE goes virtual! The third EUROPEANS FOR PEACE Youth Conference will take place this fall in the digital space.
More information to come soon...
THEME: celebrate diversity!
EUROPEANS FOR PEACE wants to get young people interested and invested in moral courage and social commitment. Doing joint project work, young people address diversity, respect and social cohesion.
EUROPEANS FOR PEACE TURNS 15!
On this occasion applicants can make use of new, innovative formats for the first time: festivals, work camps, concerts, summer academies, neighborhood celebrations and other activities. Come and surprise us!
The projects can be implemented from May 2020 to October 2021. Historical or contemporary approaches are suitable for the project work. Every year, the bilateral and multilateral projects encourage young people to take action against racism, antisemitism and antigypsyism.
The exchange projects strive for open and diverse societies in a future-oriented, 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 during this era, taking a stand against our tendency to forget.
The mutual exchange and the acceptance of inclusive and diverse approaches to life are central to EUROPEANS FOR PEACE. Young people with very different backgrounds can
work together on the projects. All forms of schools and diverse groups are therefore especially invited to submit their projects.
“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
What can be applied for?
WHAT CAN BE APPLIED FOR?
- Travel expenses
- Costs of accommodation and board
- Materials for developing and presenting the results
ADDITIONAL FUNDING CAN BE REQUESTED FOR
- preparatory meetings
- barrier-free travel
- administration flat rate
Participation: How can you apply?
WHAT DISTINGUISHES THE PROJECTS?
- the projects address the young people’s daily reality
- the projects are jointly developed and implemented
- 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
WHO CAN APPLY?
- Schools, in particular secondary schools, or comprehensive, vocational or special-needs schools and non-school educational institutions from Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe or Israel, together with a partner organization from Germany
- Binational, trinational and multinational projects
- involving young people between the ages of 14 and 27
HOW CAN YOU APPLY?
The application deadline was January 20, 2020.
EUROPEANS FOR PEACE youth conference 2019
The 2nd EUROPEANS FOR PEACE youth conference under the claim „The Good Human or the Human Good – Footprints of Modern Slavery“ took place in Berlin, November 7. – 11. 2019.
Article 4 of the European Convention on Human Rights explicitly declares the prohibition of slavery and forced labor. This makes slavery officially illegal, but there are still numerous people worldwide living under conditions where they are being forced to work, facing threats and violence against them or their families. This youth conference will focus on this human rights violation, providing an overview not only of the history of the slavery and our colonial backpack but also of the current global situation.
What is our responsibility as active Europeans and global citizens? During the EUROPEANS FOR PEACE with workshops and discussions held by experts who champion human rights, the aim is to develop strategies for sustainable action and searching for concepts for a society where everyone is treated fairly and equally.
Further information on www.youforpeace.org
The event is organized jointly by the wannseeFORUM and the EVZ Foundation.
Projects from 2017 and 2018
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.
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.
Initiative Cookbook: An introduction to project Management, Theodor-Heuss-Kolleg.
The "Facilitator Handbooks" provide trainers, teachers and multipliers with methodological know-how in prepared and detailed form.
Historical project work
German and English information and educational materials of the UNHCR can be found here.
First Steps: A Manual for Starting Human Rights Education: This handbook on human rights by Amnesty International is very well suited as an introduction to human rights education both at school and outside.
LaG-Magazin: Discrimination in the past and present – an international youth work topic.
The method set "Beyond Growth" helps to critically examine the economic system in school and out-of-school education and to question the general model of prosperity.
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.
This image movie describes EUROPEANS FOR PEACE from a projects’ perspective.