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Storytelling in Youth Peace Advocacy

Partners: 
Citizen of streets-Morocco - Morocco
Etijah (Youth and Development Consultancy Institute) - Egypt
Arab Educational Institute (AEI - Open Windows)- Palestine
YaLa-Young Leaders - Palestine
Seiklejate Vennaskond - Estonia
CEIPES- Centro Internazionale per la Promozione dell’Educazione e dello Sviluppo - Italy
The Association of Service Civil International IVZW - Belgium
Upact - Netherlands
Fundació Catalunya Voluntària - Spain
Granted Amount: 
€29,984
Year of Grant: 
2013
National Network: 

The project consists of two components: a workshop focusing on skills-building, as well as an online learning platform to complement the workshop. The online platform will also include a site for “25 Stories of Youth in Peacebuilding”, published in celebration of UNOY Peacebuilders’ 25th anniversary taking place in 2014. The objective of the project is to build the skills of youth peace activists on all sides of the Mediterranean to be able to tell stories of peace and coexistence and to use these stories to advocate for more intercultural dialogue and for youth participation in peacebuilding.
The 5-day workshop, targeting youth from our member and partner organizations will equip the participants with practical skills to use storytelling in advocacy. The workshop is directly linked to the online learning platform as the preparation work for participants as well as follow-up will be done on the platform. The platform will be designed so that it can be used also for other of our capacity building activities. On the “25 Stories of Youth in Peacebuilding” site on the platform, participants of the workshop will contribute with their own stories of young people building peace through videos. These stories will function as a practical advocacy tool for the workshop participants and for our network at large as it can be used to show policy makers the potential of youth as positive change-makers.

The aim of the project is to strengthen intercultural dialogue among youth in the Euro-Med area; to strengthen the voice and recognition of youth in peacebuilding processes in the region, as well as to change the discourse of youth – from trouble-makers and victims of conflict – to positive agents of social change. Through this project we also want to strengthen our network’s and partner organizations’ advocacy and capacity building work.
Objectives:

  • To build skills within our Euro-Med network on advocacy through storytelling
  • To provide a forum for intercultural dialogue within our network
  • To create tools for youth peace advocacy in the Euro-Med
  • To strengthen the impact of our capacity building activities
Direct Beneficiaries: 
25
Indirect Beneficiaries: 
250
More Information: 

Call for Participants: http://www.unoy.org/unoy/?p=8578

Duration: 
Wednesday, January 1, 2014 to Tuesday, July 15, 2014