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 Heiko Maas.

PICS FOR PEACE Photo Contest

Were you part of an international youth encounter by EUROPEANS FOR PEACE? Did you capture the most exciting moments with your phone or a camera?
Perfect! Send in your photos for our PICS FOR PEACE Photo Contest and win 500€!


How to participate:

  1. Choose up to three photos you took at a EUROPEANS FOR PEACE international youth encounter. Your favorite exchange buddies, sights you visited, emotions you captured – the photos can show anything you like. Whatever kind of camera you used – digital, phone, analog – is just fine.
  2. Follow us, post your photo(s) on your Instagram account, tag @europeans_for_peace and use #europeansforpeace. Please add a title to your photo and – only if you want to – a description. Deadline is the 30th of September 2020!
  3. If your photo makes it in the second round, we will DM you and ask for your full name, age, home country and the project you participated in.
  4. A jury of two EUROPEANS FOR PEACE team members, one public relations expert of the EVZ Foundation and two alumni of the programme, will elect the three best photos. The winners will be asked to provide us with the photos by email.
  5. You’re one of the Top Three? Congrats!! You will win 500€ and your photo will be published on our website and social media channels.

You would like to participate but you either have a private account or don`t have Instagram at all? Don’t worry! Just send your photos (max. 3) in an email to europeans-for-peace(at)stiftung-evz.de and tell us your full name, age, home country and the project you participated in.
By submitting photos to our contest, you accept the conditions of participation.

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

SAME? DIFFERENT? EQUAL! – CELEBRATE DIVERSITY!
EUROPEANS FOR PEACE online youth conference: November 16–18, 2020


The EUROPEANS FOR PEACE program turns 15 this year. To celebrate, we invite you to join us for an exciting youth conference developed especially for the online space! With workshops hosted by experts who champion human rights, theme-based games, and interactive tools, we will be networking and debating concepts for a society where everyone is treated fairly and equally.

The concept of diversity sees society in its plurality as positive and enriching. The aim is to understand differences as strengths—as social and cultural resources—and thus as a potential for creativity. Diversity views each individual as unique while also recognizing individual differences along the dimensions of race, gender, sexual orientation, physical abilities, socio-economic status, and religious beliefs.

But to what extent is the concept of diversity mainstreamed in European society and between us citizens? Back in 2015, the United Nations adopted the so-called Education Agenda 2030. This Agenda obligates each nation to develop inclusive and diversity-oriented educational opportunities, to minimize barriers, and to ensure easier access for all people. But what does this look like in reality?

During the online conference we will look at our own experiences, knowledge, and privileges. We will learn about concepts such as power and intersectional justice in order to check our status and group affiliations. Reflecting on these aspects in a critical way means identifying whose voices are heard or whose are silenced, who is allowed to present her*himself or who is only represented, and asking how individuals can achieve self-empowerment.

A shared exchange and the acceptance of inclusive and diverse approaches are a central part of the online sessions and comfort breaks. Young people with different backgrounds will connect and work together to develop a critical attitude and translate this knowledge into social commitment on the ground in the future. By doing so, we take action against racism, antisemitism, and other forms of discrimination.

Further information on www.youforpeace.org
The event is organized jointly by the wannseeFORUM and the EVZ Foundation.

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
  • Fees

 

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? 

Check the application form and detailed information.

 

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

THEATRE PROJECT „LIKE / HATE“

THEATRE PROJECT „LIKE / HATE“

Young people from the Bavarian-Bohemian border region examine exclusion in social online networks and its effects. for video click here
“DO NOT DISABLE US!”

“DO NOT DISABLE US!”

Young people from Slovenia and Germany deal with the issue of discrimination against people with disabilities in National Socialism. more
“DON’T FORGET, SHOW SOME RESPECT”

“DON’T FORGET, SHOW SOME RESPECT”

German and Israeli adolescents discuss antisemitism today and in the past. for video click here
THEATRE AND DANCE: THE MASK

THEATRE AND DANCE: THE MASK

German, Polish and Greek young people with and without disabilities explore the meaning of diversity. New forms of self-conscious participation are emerging. for video click here

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.

 

T-Kit 8: Social Inclusion: For trainers and youth workers committed to work for the inclusion of all

 

Project management

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

CHANGE. Handbook for History learning and Human Rights Education

 

The methodological Handbook Histoire Croisee shows how interwoven stories can be applied in a non-formal educational context.

 

German and English information and educational materials of the UNHCR can be found here.

 

The Human Rights Education and Training Centre provides detailed documents and materials on human rights education.

 

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.

 

History

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.

Movies

Shaping Identities

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

 

Masquerade

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.

 

 

 

Contact

Evelyn Scheer
Team Lead
EUROPEANS FOR PEACE
scheer(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

 

Merle Schmidt
Senior Project Manager
EUROPEANS FOR PEACE
mschmidt(at)stiftung-evz.de
Tel.: +49 (0)30 25 92 97-34
Fax: +49 (0)30 25 92 97-11

 

 

Project counselling

Fridays 9:30 am - 12:00 pm