Online training course: Youth Peace and Security

Dates: 13 April – 7 May 2020

Number of participants: 35

Participating countries: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries . Southern Mediterranean countries.

Apply here: application form

Organizer: Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange

Deadline to apply: 5 April 2020

Working Language : English / Arabic

Inquiries about this training course: yps@sharingperspectivesfoundation.com

Costs :

There is no participation fee.

Online Training course – Youth, Peace and Security

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Youth, Peace and Security’ is a 4-week interactive online course for motivated youth curious about how to make a positive social change or understand more about conflict and peace, whether you are a student, a volunteer, or a young professional.

Based on expert content developed jointly by UNOY and Search for Common Ground, you will be introduced to core concepts of violence, conflict and peace while exchanging ideas and perspectives with your peers. You will explore together the roles and power of young people to transform conflict.

Is peace possible? What forms does violence take? What is the Youth, Peace and Security agenda? What tools are used in conflict transformation, and what new collaborations may be possible with the networks you will build in this course?

Youth are no longer simply seen as either a group to protect or to blame in conflicts around the world. Governments, civil society, and researchers are now recognising the power of young people to act as agents of conflict transformation and peace-building. Together with young people from other countries and diverse cultural backgrounds, explore the concepts of violence, conflict, and peace in depth, and the role which you can play in the contexts you live and work in.

All you need to participate is a computer and internet access. This is a paced-course, and participants are expected to interact and meet weekly exchange requirements alongside their peers. The estimated time commitment is 2.5-3 hours per week. An  Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange digital badge is given to participants who successfully meet the course requirements.