Youth Peace Camp
30 April–7 May, Strasbourg (European Youth Centre) – 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. In 2017, the camp will pay a particular attention to the role of hate speech in armed conflict and connect with No Hate Speech Movement campaign at European and national levels. It will bring together 70 young people from the following conflict-affected communities: Kosovo*, participants coming from Albanian, Serbian and other backgrounds; Ukraine, especially from border regions and from Luhansk and Donetsk, as well as from the South Caucasus. In the framework of the Cypriot Chairmanship of the Council of Europe, youth delegates from Cyprus (Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots) will also attend. Deputy Secretary General, Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni will address the participants on 2 May.
* 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.