Young Activists for Peace and a World We Want

Training, Evaluation and Planning Seminar for Youth Workers,
Berlin / 30.10. - 05.11 2018

Since 2015 ICJA offers trainings and youth exchanges in the frame of a concept we call “Young Activists for Peace”. In four years over 300 participants came from different corners of the European Union, Eastern Europe and Caucasus, as well as the Mediterranean Region.
The 4 “Young Activists for Peace” projects offered a wide range of activities, topics and pedagogical concepts in the field of peace education, trainings for democracy, empowerment for youngsters with fewer opportunities etc. We do this, because we believe in the impact of this work on the young participants and in the long run also on more democratic and peaceful societies.
We believe that after a series of 4 projects it is time to evaluate the work and impact of our activities together with the partner organizations and to jointly analyze the current challenges and work on projects and concepts to step up our activities and improve the quality and raise the impact and visibility of our work.

The Training, Evaluation and Planning Seminar will provide sessions and opportunities to
- Learn and reflect about the concept “Young Activists for Peace” and other peace and democracy oriented concepts and methods and to assess the impact of such activities
- Learn and reflect about the Sustainable Development Goals and the contribution their achievement could make to lasting peace at society and global level.
- Discuss what is needed so that more young people will stand up against racism and intolerance and for the utopia of a better world based on peaceful dialogue.
- Learn about methods and get know-how for peace oriented youth work activities
- Work in a structured way on approaches and ideas for future Youth exchange and education activities which foster the democratic values and active citizenship of young people

A total of 21 youth workers from Azerbaijan, Belgium, Estonia, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece,  Israel,  Russia, Turkey and Palestine are invited to participate. Candidates should have experience in youth and /or non-formal political education and be ready to work on innovative peace projects together with other participants.

Venue of the training
Venue will be “Youth Hostel Ostkreuz” in East of Berlin, a historical school building, but very modern renovated and situated near the well- known urban district “Friedrichshain”. For further information please see:

For any further question, please contact us via e-mail: youthexchange(at)



The activities in detail:

  • Day 1 Arrival and getting to know each other / Welcome evening / highlights of the past young activist for peace projects.
  • Day 2 Presentation of the program / Presentation of concept “Youth as Agents of Peace” / Presentation of the experience of the participating organisations with YAP projects 2015 – 2018, Discussion on possible improvements and considerations for similar projects in future.
  • Day 3 Impact assessment working groups / Theory and practice of the concept "Diversity" and other approaches / Presentation by partner organisations on the concepts used in their activities
  • Day 4 Agenda 2010, SDG's and the World We Want / Project visit “Berlin Global Village” / Work on mobilizing youth toward SDG 16: How to promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development? How to provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels?
  • Day 5 Evaluation of project visit / The results of the "Erasmus+ Youth in Action Midterm Evaluation" / New Developments: the European Solidarity Corps / Introduction "Future Workshop” (Critique and Fantasy Phase)
  • Day 6 Future Workshop: Implementation Phase / Finalizing future actions/initiatives / Youthpass /Evaluation
  • Day 7 Fare well and Departure

Conditions of participation

Conditions of participation

General conditions

- Date of arrival: 30.10.18 in the afternoon

- Date of departure: 05.11.2018 after breakfast (no program day)

- Age: from 18 without upper limit

- Working Language: English

- Previous experience: You should have experience in running non-formal youth learning or political education activities

Financial conditions

- Accommodation and food are free

- Registration fee between 40,- and 80,- Euro, please consult your sending organisation

- Reimbursement of the travel expenses: According the regulation of the Erasmus+ program, for further details ask your sending organsiation 

- Reimbursement of the visa related expenses: According the regulation of the Erasmus+ program, for further details ask your sending organisation

"Young Activist for Peace"

"Young Activist for Peace"

ICJA, has been organizing annual peace-educational youth meetings and trainings since 2015, in which young people and youth workers are able to exchange information on current crises and problems within Europe and / or neighboring regions, and to work on topics relevant to them through interactive, participatory methods of non-formal learning.

"Young Activists for Peace" stands for:
- The international commitment of young people in solidarity with others in Europe and beyond
- The intensive encounter and sharing of youths of different social and cultural origin and world views.
- The mediation of peace pedagogical basic competences certified trainers * according to the pedagogical concept “Young people becoming agents of peace".
- Meetings and joint activities with target groups and stakeholders of the chosen topic.
- Workshops with committed activists and excursions to civil society initiatives.
- Artistic workshops (theater, video, performing arts,...) for dealing creatively the respective topics and to reach more young people with these topics.

For more information about former activities see here 



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