The project “Training for peace” aims to contribute to addressing the rise of populism in Europe by providing peace education to young people, empowering them to resist populism and chauvinism. The project’s objectives are to qualify new peace educators, create new educational materials and activities for peace education programmes for young people, and trigger transnational partnerships on peace education among youth organizations.
By focusing on the development of competencies related to social media and active participation, the project aims to improve the quality of youth work, promote diversity, intercultural dialogue, and equip youth workers with competences and methods to prevent violent radicalization of young people. The project also seeks to promote key competences to foster intercultural dialogue, social inclusion, and solidarity, and to enhance the international dimension of youth activities and the capacity of youth workers and organizations in their support for youth.
Through the “Training for peace” project, 28 participants from eight countries will participate in an online course and two training courses covering topics such as peacebuilding, conflict transformation, peace education, and non-formal education. The program will deepen participants’ understanding and improve their professional competencies in conflict transformation and change processes using peace education.
The project aims to empower young people and youth workers with the necessary competencies and skills to promote peace, intercultural dialogue, and respect for fundamental European values, while also preventing violent radicalization among young people. By creating new peace educators and educational materials, the project seeks to trigger transnational partnerships on peace education and promote diversity and intercultural dialogue in youth work.