Call for Applications: Europeans for Peace - celebrate diversity! youth exchange for all


Deadline:  22 January 2018
Open to: schools, in particular lower or middle secondary schools comprehensive, vocational or special schools and non-school educational institutions from Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe or Israel, together with a partner organisation from Germany
Grant: Travel expenses, Costs of accommodation and board (programme costs),  Materials for developing and presenting the results, Fees

Description

EUROPEANS FOR PEACE wants to get young people interested and invested in human rights, moral courage and social commitment. In joint project work, young people address diversity, respect and social cohesion.

“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

The projects can be implemented from July 2018 to August 2019. Historical or contemporary approaches are suitable for the project work.

The exchange projects strive for open and diverse societies in a future-oriented and 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 in this time. 

Eligibility

Who can apply?

  • schools, in particular lower or middle secondary schools comprehensive, vocational or special schools and non-school educational institutions from Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe or Israel, together with a partner organisation from Germany
  • binational and trinational projects with young people between the ages of 14 and 25 

The mutual exchange and the acceptance of inclusive and diverse approaches to life are central to EUROPEANS FOR PEACE. Young people with very di¬fferent backgrounds can work together in the projects. Projects of all forms of schools and diverse groups are therefore especially invited to take part.

What are the characteristics of the youth projects? 

  • The projects address the life world of the young people
  • The projects are developed and implemented jointly
  • The viewpoints and the experiences of the partner organisations are taken into account
  • Intergenerational dialogue is stimulated
  • The results are jointly produced, are multilingual and are presented to the public

Which countries can be funded?

A: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine. Trinational projects allow funded cooperation with a third partner from either one of the countries mentioned above or from a different member state of the Council of Europe.

Potential “Third Country”:
Andorra, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Great Britain, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Austria, Portugal, San Marino, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, Turkey, and Cyprus.

Grant

You can apply for funding for:

  • Travel expenses
  • Costs of accommodation and board (programme costs)
  • Materials for developing and presenting the results 
  • Fees

EUROPEANS FOR PEACE also offers a counselling seminar before the project starts.

For inclusive projects, additional funding can be requested for

  • longer project term (July 2018 to December 2019)
  • accessible travel
  • preparatory meetings
  • greater need for assistance, care or support 

Application

Please use only this form for your application, and please use the detailed notes on the application process available on the Internet to develop your project idea. Please answer the individual questions briefly and concisely, observing the size of the text boxes. A maximal character count is specified in each case. Please use the current version of • Adobe Reader to fill in the form.

In order to apply, register HERE.

If you have any questions, check the FAQ section or write to: Baravik@stiftung-evz.de.

The official web-page.