Multipliers For Peace In 3 Steps

14 June 2013
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Training Course: Multipliers For Peace In 3 Steps

Aim: During the training course the participants were involved in a series of activities in order to achieve the creation of a peace – based society through the use of various methods of non-formal education and psychotherapy (role – plays, workshops, discussions, case studies and experimental learning). The participants had the opportunity to acquire knowledge and to develop skills and attitudes for the development of a mentality of peace through innovative methods which consist of three steps: making peace with yourself, making peace with the society the environment and making peace between the countries. The methods and tools of non – formal education and of human rights education were used as means for the development of a peace culture, based on non – violence, the respect of life, freedom, justice, solidarity, tolerance, human rights and gender equality, as a way of life. Finally, the participants had the opportunity to plan new projects, corresponding to the particular needs of their civil societies and to the challeng es of international cooperation.

Objectives:

  • To develop their attitudes on peace culture and how to solve social problems by non – violence methods;
  • To change their perspectives for the social minorities in the society in order to support their human rights needs;
  • To fight their own prejudices and stereotypes in order to turn to multipliers of human rights and peace;
  • To educate on non – formal education and how to appl y those methods on main stream education;
  • To raise awareness on social issues and learn about the social problems and how to organise problems in order to promote human rights and peace education;

The participants were:

  • Young people coming from post – conflict regions and from the countries targeted above;
  • Age: 18 – 30;
  • With strong interest and / or experience in the topic was required;
  • Committed to participate in the activities of the seminar.
Place of implementation: Halkidiki, Greece
Duration:20-30 May 2013
Main activities:Training Course
Organizer:United Societies of Balkans, Greece
Partner countries:Greece, Bulgaria, Georgia, Armenia, Turkey, Cyprus, Romania, Hungary, Italy, Denmark

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