Building Peace Skills Training

The Building Peace Skills training will explore the transformative potential of young people in violence and peacebuilding. This highly interactive five day training will draw upon best-practices in the field of peacebuilding and aims to introduce Diaspora and academic youth to the skills, tools, knowledge and contacts needed to become conflict transformers. Participants will be exposed to theories and practices of conflict transformation and peacebuilding, and will be introduced to practical skills applicable in their homes, neighbourhoods and countries.

The training will create a dynamic and stimulating environment for young people to learn from expert trainers and from each other. The training will consist of twenty participants, 10 Diaspora youth and 10 academic youth and will draw upon existing knowledge and experience of the participants and provide concrete examples of how to implement peace-related projects.

Topics Covered: conflict analysis and mapping; gender and conflict; challenges & potential of (Diaspora) youth; approaches to peace; mediation; intercultural dialogue; personal competences; project development.

Who should apply: Young people (18-30 years) with either experience or serious interest in the relationship between youth, conflict and peace. We encourage Diaspora youth and international students to apply, especially when you are interested in learning more about peace and if you would like to make a difference in your community. The training will be perfect for you if you already have some experience or if you have an interest in the topic.

Working language: English

Location: Calandstraat 1, 2521 AD Den Haag

Costs: €30 (includes lunch and training)

How to apply: complete this application form


Thomas Hurkxkens

22 april 2010