The Youth Peace Camps were initiated by the Council of Europe in 2004 to bring together young
people from conflict regions and to support them in initiating dialogue and cooperation.
Between 6th and 8th November 70 participants of the Youth Peace Ambassadors project will meet at the European Youth Centre Budapest for the YPA Networking Conference.
Between the 9th and 17th September, 25 youth from Serbia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Kosovo* and Albania gather in Llogara, Albania, for the first Regional Youth Peace Camp ever.
Between 3rd and 7th September 24 young people from across Europe gather at the European Youth Centre in Budapest for their second seminar addressing conflict resolution, intercultural dialogue and human rights.
On 19th of April 2012, at the Faculty of Political Science in Sarajevo, ''Youth Peace Ambassadors'' in cooperation with Faculty of Political Sciences of University of Sarajevo organised a panel discussion ''10 years of Bosnia and Herzegovina joining Council of Europe and position of youth in Bosnia and Herzegovina''.Speakers from ''Youth Peace Ambassadors'' were Emil Balavac, Damjan Jugovic and Ervin Tokic. From Council of Europe was present Mary Ann Hennessey, Head of Office of Council of Europe in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
This call is for the third and final group, group C, that will be launched within the framework of this project. The future youth peace ambassadors from group C will gather at the European Youth Centre in Strasbourg from 23 to 29 January 2012, for a training session on human rights in conflict-affected communities. The group is composed of 25 young people aged 18 to 26.
Participants will also undergo training sessions in which these topics will be discussed, will also develop an intercultural understanding of conflict affecting their communities and will start preparing follow-up initiatives to carry out in their communities and in the associations they represent in the project.
This is the first seminar out of three to be attended by the future youth ambassadors from 2011 through 2012. The network of ambassadors will be launched at a meeting with the Parliamentary Assembly in November 2012.
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The second residential training seminar for the participants of the Youth Peace Ambassadors will take place in the European Youth Centre in Budapest from the 3rd until the 9h October
During 5 days, participants will discuss and learn about conflict transformation. The seminar will also give space for participants to develop their ideas and proposals for projects that they will implement as a follow-up to the seminar in their communities in order to raise awareness about human rights violations and make a contribution to peace-building activities in Europe.