Peace towards a new World

Tuesday 19 June 2012

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“Peace towards a new World”, an 8-day training course under the 3.1 Youth Action, will be held in Palermo (Italy). It is aimed at youth working with young people with fewer opportunities.The training course will introduce participants to knowledge, values, skills and behavior based on the culture of peace, with emphasis on education as a space for nurturing peace and tackling social exclusion. Youth peace educators have a responsibility of communicating with other youngsters and engaging them in active citizenship towards the transformation of society and the construction of a peaceful future.

The training course includes a theoretical part which will provide an overview of history and main concepts within the field of peace education, the concept of social exclusion, the major obstacles to a culture of peace that lead to exclusion, and analysis of contextual conditions that interact positively in the construction of peace. Emphasis will also be placed on the results of the European Year For Fighting Poverty and Social Exclusion 2010 and the European Year of Volunteering 2011. In the practical part, the participants will actively experience different educational approaches and education for peace to engage youth in active commitment to realize a shared and preferred future. Moreover, they will learn together how to develop and implement inclusion projects, both at a local and an international level. Overall, the training course will provide a frame for intercultural exchange and reciprocal reflection on the role of youth in promoting a culture of peace, with the aim of counteracting social exclusion and promoting global harmony and human development.

Dates08/07/2012 (arrival day) – 16/07/2012 (departure day)

Venue: Palermo, Italy


  • To foster a culture of peace among youth through education
  • To engage youth in active citizenship
  • To equip youth with knowledge, employable skills and creative tools for inclusion
  • To raise awareness in youth of their global citizenship and to enhance their active participation in community development

Methodologies: The Reciprocal Maieutic Approach (D. Dolci), Forum Theater (A. Boal), Creative Thinking (De Bono), the UNESCO four pillars of education

Working language: English

Hosting organization:  CESIE – Centro Studi ed Iniziative Europeo

Partnership Ukrainian Association for Youth Cooperation “Alternative-V”,  World Independent Youth Union, Student-Youth Council Fund of Monitoring of Ecological Standards of Azerbaijan,  Modern Youth Network Public Union,  STABILITY,  Belarusian Youth Public Union “New Faces”,  Creative thinking club “Six hats”,  EuroMed Connect Coop,  Hogeschool Rotterdam – School of social work,  Hellenic Regional Development Center,  ACTIVITY Foundation for human resources and sustainable develop,

ZAVOD NEFIKS – Inštitut za promocijo in beleženje neformalno pridobljenega znanja,  Bulgarian Gender Research Foundation.

Please download the leaflet here