The Council of Europe welcomes applications from all candidates who fulfil the specific profile of the activities, irrespective of gender, disability, marital or parental status, racial, ethnic or social origin, colour, religion, belief or sexual orientation.
Le Conseil de l'Europe accepte les candidatures de tous les candidats qui correspondent au profil spécifique des activités, quels que soient leur sexe, leur handicap, leur statut matrimonial ou parental, leur origine raciale, ethnique ou sociale, leur couleur, leur religion, leurs convictions ou leur orientation sexuelle.
ATTENTION: Due to the Coronavirus situation, it is possible that the course will be postponed to a later date in 2020. But please complete and submit your application form by 18 March; all applicants will be informed of the new dates. Thank you for your understanding.
Aim and objectives
The training course is organised to develop the competences of 30 youth leaders to develop Roma youth participation projects and programmes at local and national level, with a concern for social inclusion, gender equality and combating antigypsyism. Its specific objectives include:
- To share and deepen understandings, in theory and practice, of youth participation in a human rights framework and how it experienced by Roma young people across Europe;
- To strengthen participants ability and confidence in applying principles of youth participation, human rights education, gender equality and combating antigypsysim with other young people;
- To identify and explore enabling/disabling factors and barriers to Roma youth participation based on the personal experience of participants and the realities of their communities and organisations;
- To support participants in developing or initiating projects or strategies for Roma youth participation at local and national level according to a double mainstreaming approach;
- To support networking and cooperation among participants and their organisations, especially in view of strengthening youth-led Roma youth organisations and networks at national and European level
Applications must be submitted by 18 March 2020.
Applications must be submitted by Friday, 3 April 2020, 1 p.m. CET (midday)
The Youth Peace Camp engages young people and youth organisations from conflict affected regions in dialogue and conflict transformation activities based on human rights education and intercultural learning during and after the camp.
The main objectives (personal, organisational and institutional) of the Youth Peace Camp are:
- To develop awareness and basic competences (knowledge, skills and attitudes) of participants in human rights education, conflict transformation, intercultural learning and dialogue, including a critical understanding of personal and collective identities and their role in conflicts
- To enable participants to share personal experiences of conflict and violence and coping strategies in a positive and safe atmosphere of living and learning together
- To motivate and support participants in their role as multipliers and peer leaders in peace-building activities with young people
- To prepare projects or follow-up activities by participants and their organisations focusing on confidence-building, dialogue and human rights education
- To promote and share existing youth work practices and experiences of young people working on dialogue and conflict transformation in their home communities
- To strengthen the role of the Council of Europe, in particular through its Youth for Democracy programme, in its efforts towards strengthening youth work in the field of conflict transformation, social cohesion and intercultural dialogue and in the implementation of the approaches of the UN Security Council Resolution 2250 (2015) on Youth, Peace and Security.
The 2020 Youth Peace Camp will bring together 60 to 70 young people from the following communities:
- Cyprus (Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots)
- Kosovo,* participants coming from Albanian, Serbian and other communities
- From both banks of the river Nistru/Dniestr
- South Caucasus, in particular from conflict affected regions and ethnic minorities.
With the financial support of the Youth Board of Cyprus
* All reference to Kosovo, whether to the territory, institutions or population, in this text shall be understood in full compliance with the United Nations Security Council Resolutions 1244 and without prejudice to the status of Kosovo