Dates: May 2019 – June 2020
Venue of residential courses: Kobuleti and Rustavi, Georgia
Funded by: Erasmus+ programme, German National Agency
The educational project “Active Citizens for Reconciliation II” aims at strengthening the competences of young leaders, youth workers and community workers in using people-to-people approaches to reconciliation for fostering community cohesion. This project is the second edition of the programme “Active Citizens for Reconciliation” whose first edition occurred in 2015-2016 with residential courses in Georgia.
The project is made of two distance learning phases, two residential training courses hosted in Georgia and multiplying events in each participating countries.
Specific objectives of the project includes:
# To enhance the competences of young leaders, youth workers and community workers in applying people-to-people approaches for fostering community cohesion through youth work
# To develop innovative grass-root youth initiatives strengthening community cohesion through people-to-people dialogue processes
# To strengthen international partnerships and cooperation for youth peacebuilding
Themes addressed: youth peacebuilding, approaches to reconciliation work, community research, context and conflict analysis, project design and development
Activities and timeline
Activity 1: Distant Learning I – Introduction to youth peacebuilding (September 2019)
The e-learning programme on youth peacebuilding aims to prepare the participants for the 1st residential training course. The e-course will cover approaches to peacebuilding, conflict transformation, and youth participation.
Activity 2: Training Course – Exploring people-to-people approaches to reconciliation (Kobuleti, 30 September – 08 October 2019)
A training course for 24 youth and community workers on reconciliation work in the youth context. Training course objectives:
# To explore approaches to reconciliation work as a concept in youth-led conflict transformation processes
# To qualify youth workers in supporting youth-led initiatives on reconciliation on community level
# To prepare a community research on potentials for reconciliation work on local, regional or international levels
Activity 3: Distant Learning II – Community research (October 2019 – January 2020)
The e-learning programme on community research aims to support the participants to conduct community researches in preparation of the 2nd training course. The e-course will cover tools for community need assessment, methods for community research and coaching for the community assessments.
Activity 4: Training Course – Designing grass-root youth initiatives for community cohesion (Rustavi, 17 – 25 February 2020)
A training course for 24 youth and community workers on project development and project design for grass-root youth-led peacebuilding initiatives.Training course objectives:
# To explore hands-on instruments for supporting young people in designing grass-root peace initiatives
# To develop guidelines for supporting young people in designing grass-root peace initiatives
# To reinforce international partnerships between the project partners
Activity 5: Follow-up (February – April 2020)
In each partner organisation in cooperation with the participants undertakes follow-up and dissemination activities.
Armenia: Helsinki citizens’ Assembly – Vanadzor (HCAV)
Azerbaijan: Bridge to the Future Public Association
Georgia: Academy for Peace and Development (APD)
Ukraine: Vinnytskii Regionalny Tsenter Informatsii Kreativ
Germany: European Intercultural Forum e.V.
Hungary: En Kint Egyesulet a Bekeert es Fejlodesert
Spain: Fundació Catalunya Voluntaria (FCV)
Turkey: Ucarli Genclik Dernegi