EUROPEANS FOR PEACE promotes international exchange projects for young people from countries of Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe, Israel and Germany.
Schools and non-school educational institutions can join up in international partnerships and apply for funding for their joint project. EUROPEANS FOR PEACE encourages young people to be active for human rights and democratic values.
Patron of the programme is the federal minister of foreign affairs Heiko Maas.
THEME OF THE CALL FOR PROJECTS: celebrate diversity!
EUROPEANS FOR PEACE wants to get young people interested and invested in moral courage and social commitment. Doing joint project work, young people address diversity, respect and social cohesion.
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On this occasion applicants can make use of new, innovative formats for the first time: festivals, work camps, concerts, summer academies, neighborhood celebrations and other activities. Come and surprise us!
The projects can be implemented from May 2020 to October 2021. Historical or contemporary approaches are suitable for the project work. Every year, the bilateral and multilateral projects encourage young people to take action against racism, antisemitism and antigypsyism.
The exchange projects strive for open and diverse societies in a future-oriented, active manner. The young people address sociopolitical subjects such as equal opportunities, inclusion and participation. They reflect on their own experiences, develop a critical attitude towards discrimination or implement social commitment on the ground.
The history of National Socialism and of World War II in Europe is a reference point for historical learning during the encounters. Young people discover stories of friendships, willingness to help, and moral courage during this era, taking a stand against our tendency to forget.
The mutual exchange and the acceptance of inclusive and diverse approaches to life are central to EUROPEANS FOR PEACE. Young people with very different backgrounds can work together on the projects. All forms of schools and diverse groups are therefore especially invited to submit their projects.
“ALL HUMAN BEINGS ARE BORN FREE AND EQUAL IN DIGNITY AND RIGHTS. THEY ARE ENDOWED WITH REASON AND CONSCIENCE AND SHOULD ACT TOWARDS ONE ANOTHER IN A SPIRIT OF BROTHERHOOD.”
Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948
Apply by January 20, 2020!
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