Training Laboratory: Designing Learning for Peace

Dates: August 2017 – March 2018
Venue: Georgia
Funded by:Erasmus+ programme, German National Agency
Hosting organisation: Academy for Peace and Development

Overview of the activities

August – September 2017: e-learning module (4 weeks) on the competence framework “Designing Learning for Peace”
September 11-19, 2017: Residential Training Course held in Kobuleti, Georgia, to explore the competence framework and looks at specificities of peace education for young people
October – November 2017: e-learning module (4 weeks) on developing training sessions outlines for a 3-day peace education programme on empowering young people to resist radicalisation and extremism, including peer to peer feedback
December 4-12, 2017: Residential Training Course held in Misaktsieli, Georgia, on training delivery for peace education programmes addressed at young people
January – March 2018: follow-up events in the participants’ countries to make use of learning outcomes by organising a short workshops on peace education with young people.


The project aims to contribute to lower the radicalization that the EU and its neighbouring countries are suffering by strengthening the competences of youth organizations and youth workers to work systematically and consistently on peace education, more precisely on the aspects connected to the radicalization. Therefore, the youth workers and youth educators participated in two e-learning modules and two training courses in Georgia strengthening their competences in educational programme development and approaches to work with youth on the topic of de-radicalization.
The educational programme of the project was based on the experiences of the organizers, partner organizations and experts involved in designing peace education activities and the “Designing learning for Peace” Competence Framework on Peace Education.

Objectives of the project

-To strengthen the competences of the youth workers and youth educators in designing peace education workshops and training programmes focussing on empowering young people to resist extremism and radicalisation
-To review the competence framework on peace education and develop complementary educational materials for peace education addressing extremism and radicalisation
-To develop educational guidelines for the creation of a peaceful and encouraging learning environment
-To strengthen and intensify transnational cooperation between the project partners and translate it into sustainable implementation of peace education programmes targeting extremism and radicalisation

The project included two e-learning modules, two residential training courses, and follow-up events. The project involves 54 youth and social workers from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Ukraine, Latvia, The Netherlands, Spain and Germany.

Partner organisations

Germany: European Intercultural Forum e. V. Berlin (lead)
Armenia: Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly – Vanadzor
Azerbaijan: Bridge to the Future Public Union
Georgia: Academy for Peace and Development (hosting)
Latvia: Humana People to People in Latvia
The Netherlands: Spartak interdisciplinair platform voor Oost-Europa
Spain: Fundació Catalunya Voluntària
Ukraine: Bila Tserkva regional civic organization ‘Association ‘People’