Educators for Peace
It isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it.
And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work at it.
What is our project about?
With the “Educators for Peace” project, we will empower volunteers, activists and youth workers from 13 international organisations to make a change for a more peaceful world.
In 2023 and 2024, we will organise 2 training courses, where the participants will learn, share and exchange on how to work for peace. We intend to inspire our participants to become confident and competent educators for peace who create a chain of follow-up activities for promoting, living, and working for peace.
Who are we?
We are a partnership of 13 organisations from Europe, the Middle East and North Africa:
PVN Albania, CVS Bulgaria, SCI Catalunya, SCI France, Steps for Sustainable Development Jordan, GAIA Kosovo, Center for Intercultural Dialogue North Macedonia, Alshmoh Cultural Center Palestine, SCI Poland, ‘‘COME OUT’’ Group Serbia, SCI Switzerland, Association Volontariat Sans Frontière Tunisia and Youth and Change Association Turkey.
Why such a project?
schools in our countries rarely teach peace education and that’s why it’s up to us – the civil sector – to bridge this gap with high-quality non-formal education actions
for this, we also need to educate and inspire new generations of youth workers and volunteers, who will then run local awareness-raising and capacity-building programmes
not every organisation has adequate knowledge and tools to train new peace educators, while SCI Switzerland specifies in this topic
With the project, we aim to:
train workers, volunteers and coordinators to become educators and changemakers and deliver high-quality educational events for peace;
facilitate the transborder exchange of ideas and experiences among youth workers and educators from a range of countries;
support the promotion of European values of peace and nonviolence, democracy, inclusion and sustainability.
strengthen the capacity of our consortium of 13 partners and to increase the quality and quantity of the peace education activities organised;
increase the quantity of high-quality local youth projects for peace, inclusion and nonviolence;
Our training courses
“Training of Trainers for Peace” (16-23 November 2023, Köniz, Switzerland)
This training course trained multipliers who – upon their return home – organised high-quality educational events for peace (workshops, webinars, meetings, games etc.).
The main focus of the training was on how to plan, design, and deliver high-quality educational activities in offline and online settings.
“Peace Education Market” (18-25 April 2024, Köniz, Switzerland)
The event will bring educators from 13 countries to learn, discuss, and share, and it will empower its participants to increase the quality and quantity of their peace education activities.
The activity will give the participants the possibility to learn more about specific peace-related topics (e.g. Nonviolent Communication, mindfulness, conflict resolution, etc.) and to deliver workshops for the other participants. We will also organise an open Peace Education Market for local NGOs and institutions.
After each training course, the participants will organise educational follow-up activities related to peace.
- The project will result in around 60 empowered participants, who – back in their countries – will continue to organise peace-related educational activities for youngsters and other groups.
- The impact on our 13 participating organisations will be increased quality and quantity of workshops, seminars and other peace-themed educational activities and more networking and stronger collaboration among us.
- “Educators for Peace” project will also contribute to building a society where all people live together with mutual respect and without recourse to any form of violence to solve conflict.
TRAINING OF TRAINERS FOR PEACE
16-22.11.2023, Köniz, Switzerland
This report summarises the change that the project brought to its participants. We were very interested in learning what the training would change in the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of our participants.
Voices of volunteers
“The time spent on the project was surely an investment that inspired me and helped me feel prepared to conduct an initiative on the topic of Peace. Goska and Natalie were two radiating suns which managed to create this very warm and accepting community of people who will continue partnering to make the world a better place.»
Gergana P., Bulgaria
“Training of Trainers for Peace» was an amazing experience during which I gained new skills and tools, met inspiring people from different countries and cultures, and exchanged knowledge and ideas. Although the schedule was quite tight, the atmosphere and the way the classes were conducted made them engaging and fun. I am very happy and grateful that I could take part in this training and I can definitely recommend it.»
Martyna R., Poland
Engagement for a peaceful future starts first with a single individual, but the combined effect of single numerous efforts brings a change to the whole world!
Still have questions?
If you are interested in the project activities and would like to get in touch, write to us at email@example.com