Training course: Community Peace Workers

Location: Baitz/Berlin, Germany

Dates: 31 October – 8 November 2019

Number of participants: 26 participants

Participating countries: Austria, Bulgaria, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Portugal

Organizer: DIALOGOS

Apply here: Application form

Deadline: 17 August 2019

Date of Selection: 21 August 2019

Inquiries about training course: Oliver at tc.communitypeaceworkers@gmail.com

Costs:

Participation fee

There will be a participation fee of 35,00 €

Accommodation and food

Board and lodging during the training course will be covered by the organizers.

Travel reimbursement

The maximum amount for travel reimbursement for each country is the following:

  • Austria: 275,00 €
  • Denmark: 180,00 €
  • Bulgaria: 275,00 €
  • Germany: 180,00 €
  • Hungary: 275,00 €
  • Italy: 275,00 €
  • Poland: 180,00 €
  • Portgual: 360,00 €

Training Course – Community Peace Workers

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About the Project

A training on tools and methods, which can be used to get young people active in conflict transformation on a local level. We will go from basic terminologies over conflict analysis to peace project design with lots of practice on your real-life cases.

In a time, where the political scene of many European Countries is characterized by an increasing polarization, the capacity to deal with conflicts in a reflected and constructive manner are of crucial importance for the future of democratic societies. Socio-political conflicts, which are at the core of many debates, often find their manifestations also on the local level, may it be the argument about a new refugee facility in the neighbourhood or tensions between different ethnic groups living in the same area. It is also in this environment, where young people can make their first steps of getting involved in conflict transformation efforts.

Equipped with the necessary competences, youth houses and other youth institutions can become a place to incubate new ideas and accompany the young people in developing and implementing peace initiatives. Since the inception of Peace and Conflict Studies as an academic discipline in the 1960s a large amount of knowledge and models have been developed with a focus on their practical applicability in various conflict settings. Transmitting the most relevant of them to youth workers on the ground to improve the conflict transformation competences of their target groups is the declared aim of this proposed training course.

The Specific Objectives of the Training Course are:

  • To deepen the understanding of concepts related to conflict transformation among youth workers and youth leaders
  • To equip youth workers and youth leaders with a set of tools, which can be used to raise the conflict transformation competences of their target groups and accompany them in developing their own peace initiatives
  • To provide a space for the transfer of the acquired knowledge and competences to the local youth work reality of the participants
  • To develop follow-up projects on local and international level in the field of conflict transformation

About DIALOGOS

DIALOGOS is an association of youth workers and trainers, established in 2015 in Germany. It is formed by professionals in the field of international youth work and social work and is aiming to provide expertise for activities in this field. It is mainly active in the conception and implementation of trainings and seminar for youth work multipliers as well as in capacity buildung measures for civil society actors in different countries.

The thematic focus lies on socio-political topics and related educational fields, such as democracy and peace education as well as anti-discrimiation work. A special emphasis is put on the link between educational research and practice, believing that both spheres can have mutual benefits from each other.