P.E.A.C.E. – Peace, eACTIVISM

Seminar / Conference

16-22 September 2018 | European Youth Centre Budapest, Hungary

This project aims to train youth workers and leaders that work with young people, how to encourage their respective beneficiaries to interact more by creating and sharing digital stories, online campaigns or learning about e-Activism.

Everyone has a story to tell, and those digital stories are always very powerful, since in many cases they highlight very important issues, such as violence, discrimination or a struggle to find one’s place in the society. They also break down barriers as in our experience a unifying cause or message can often overcome ethnic or society divisions. Read more

Youth in Action Volunteering Activities

Training Course

18-22 September 2018 | Romania

SOHO aims at enhancing quality of Volunteering Activities through development of essential competences of support persons. It also provides up-to-date information on the new EU initiative European Solidarity Corps to support volunteering for young people.

The SOHO training course is designed for those who are directly involved in the support system around the Volunteering Activities (formlery called EVS) – e.g. mentors and task-related support persons – on the hosting, sending and coordinating side. The support people play a crucial role in providing conditions for a quality voluntary service and creating opportunities for volunteer’s learning in Volunteering Activities. Read more

BIH: Round Table

Check out photos from round table and promotion of the qualitative study “Process of reconciliation in the Western Balkans and Turkey” as a part of the campaign “Embracing damage” which Omladinski resursni centar Tuzla – ORC Tuzla is implementing in Bosnia and Herzegovina, all within the project Divided Past- Joint Future.
Leader of the project is OKC Banjaluka and project is supported by European Union – EU. Read more

US DEPARTMENT OF PEACEBUILDING

There is currently a bill before the U.S. House of Representatives to establish a Department of Peacebuilding. This historic measure will augment our current problem-solving options, providing practical, nonviolent solutions to the problems of domestic and international conflict. The legislation will pass from bill to law under one condition: that a wave of citizen interest rise up from the American people and make itself heard in the halls of Congress. During the 20th Century, over 100 million people lost their lives to war — most of whom were non-combatants. Now, at the dawn of the 21st century, the extent and current speed of nuclear proliferation makes the achievement of non-violent alternatives to war the most urgent need of the human race. Read more

Process of Reconciliation

The second meeting to discuss a study presentation: “Process of Reconciliation in Western Balkans and Turkey: A Qualitative Study”, Kosovo.

This qualitative study was conducted in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Albania and Turkey under the Divided Past- Joint Future. The project brought together 18 regional civil society organizations, including the LENS organization from Kosovo, which is the carrier of Kosovo’s realization. Read more