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Alban

The project will make me more powerful and able to address the issues affecting my community to make it a better place to live and equal for all people

Alban
Sona

My deep interest in conflict resolution and peace-building processes in my region motivates me to participate in this project

Sona
Seda

This project is a big chance on my way as a youth leader who wants to engage young people in a peaceful dialogue

Seda
Tom

I believe that this project would offer me the platform to build on my experiences thus far

Tom
Beata

I see my role as a strong promoter of project values through organising events and workshops for all minorities I deal with in my work

Beata
Varvara

Peace Ambassador is a mediator, a person able to understand different mentalities and cultures

Varvara
Tigran

My participation in this project can contribute to furthering my skills in intercultural communication and dialogue

Tigran
Zlata

As peace ambassadors we should become the eyes and ears of the Council of Europe in our countries and in Europe

Zlata
Vahram

I would like to see and learn about peace-buiding initiatives and projects organised by European youth

Vahram
Anisa

I would like to learn conflict prevention and management and post-conflict reconciliation by the means of intercultural dialogue

Anisa
Liubou

My vision of peace in my community: people being respectful to one's life, person, vision, nationality

Liubou
Nail

First of all peace exists in that community which can understand the needs of another community and where the common interests result in cooperation, but not in conflict.

Nail
Julia

Community that lives in peace is community based on civil society, a community of solidarity, the community where the law rules, the community of shared values such as the respect for human dignity

Julia
Corrine

My vision of peace in my community: A community where individuals have their rights respected and protected. Where citizens actively participate and have a shared vision of society.

Corrine

Youth Peace Camp

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Youth Peace Camp allows young people and youth organisations from conflict stricken regions to engage in dialogue and conflict transformation activities based on human rights education and intercultural learning. Through Youth Peace Camp these young people gain a positive experience in living and learning together.

The Youth Peace Camps were initiated by the Council of Europe in 2004. In the past years the peace camp project brought together young people (of ages 18-25) from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia (including Abkhazia and South Ossetia), Israel, Kosovo[1], the Palestinian Authority, the Russian Federation and Serbia. During the one week Youth Peace Camp, the participants followed an experiential learning process and acquired competences in the fields of intercultural learning, dialogue and conflict transformation within a human rights framework. The Youth Peace Camp has been made possible each year with the support of Europa Park in Rust, Germany, which also previously hosted the activity. Since 2011 the camp is held at the European Youth Centre’s.

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The Youth Peace Camp project and the Youth Peace Ambassadors project both promote and support the role of young people in peace-building activities that contribute to living together in dignity and dialogue and brings in the perspective that youth work and youth policy can bring to peace-building processes in Europe, especially through its preventive and educational nature.

More information and a short film about Youth Peace Camp

Report of Youth Peace Camp 2012 >>

Report of Regional Youth Peace Camp 2013 >>

Report of Youth Peace Camp 2013 >>

Report of Youth Peace Camp 2014 >>

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[1] All reference to Kosovo, whether to the territory, institutions or population, in this text shall be understood in full compliance with the United Nations Security Council Resolutions 1244 and without prejudice to the status of Kosovo.