Training course: Peace with ME

Location: Oradea, Romania

Dates: 21-29 March 2020

Number of participants: 26

Participating countries: Denmark, Estonia, Italy, Latvia, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Turkey, United Kingdom

Apply here: application form

Organizer: IPTA

Deadline to apply: 27 January 2020

Date of Selection: 21 February 2020

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Costs: Participation fee: According to the infopack and not applicable for participants with financial difficulties.

Accommodation and food covered by organizers, as follows:

– rooms are equipped with 2, 3 or 4 beds and private bathroom, linen and towls.

– breakfast, lunch and dinner to be provided by the venue

– snacks and refreshments provided by the organizers

Travel reimbursement as follows:

Denmark: 275 EUR

Latvia: 275 EUR

Estonia: 275 EUR

Turkey: 275 EUR

Italy: 275 EUR

United Kingdom: 275 EUR

North Macedonia: 275 EUR

Romania: the travel cost is not covered for the Romanian participants.

Peace with ME

Peace with me is a 7-day training course which aims to support a network of youth workers that promote a preventive approach on conflicts and violence among their beneficiaries. Please register here:

The project’s concept emerged from several international youth projects where IPTA provided expertise on working with violence and interpersonal conflicts. With this project, we intend to approach the need of an exhaustive understanding of different types of violence and how the sources of conflicts are creating aggression, abuse and battering. As being engaged with a large variety of groups, at both local and international level, the promoters of this project identified that a large part of the activities delivered for young people are not including a preventive dimension against abusive and violent behavioral patterns. Violence can outburst in many different facets among the youngsters, with a huge impact on the groups if it prevented.

The methodology prepared involves three dimensions of the learning process: acquiring knowledge, practical experience and reflective evaluation. Encouraging a systemic thinking, the process will propose three perspectives of understanding violence: visualizing its complexity, verbalizing and expressing its complexity, and exploring the reality of the topic in many aspects. Expect to have an intense working week with a wide range of methods, from research-based tasks to fully artistic sessions, guided in a safe learning space. We will mix text reading, meditation, contact making improvisation, body expressivity and communication, analysis, reflection, theatre, emotional introspection, trust making and trust challenges, and many other.  Be ready to share, give and reflect on the experience every day, 24/7.

Objectives of the project

• Equipping 24 youth workers with relevant competences for understanding and preventing the occurrence of interpersonal conflicts generated by abusive and violent behavioral patterns;

• Incorporating in the participants’ work a preventive approach against violence manifestations by creating a personalized plan to fit each organization;

• A better understanding for the participants of the principles and benefits of using holistic facilitation as a working principle;

• Strengthen the cooperation between the partner organizations by creating an international network of youth workers motivated to initiate new actions connected with this topic.

The project was designed for youth workers, volunteers and other people who work with people with fewer opportunities on a daily basis. We designed a methodology which is helpful for persons who are active in the field of youth, education, social services, public youth services, religious based organizations or any other entity that is engaged with youngsters. Also, we expect to have a group of participants who are eager to transfer the methodology in a practical way in their groups of youngsters, and also to promote the concept of preventive education in their daily work. We will be working on the transferability of the results during the whole week, as each participant will prepare a homework before attending the event. We strongly encourage the sharing dimension of the learning process, so be ready to bring with you real examples from your work. The minimum age limit is 18, without any other limitation.

If you feel like you want to be a part of this experience, please register here: