The 2020 edition of the Youth Peace Camp has been postponed to 2021 due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 disease. However, as an alternative, the Council of Europe decided to offer an online Youth Peace Week, a learning opportunity to bring together applicants and former participants of the Youth Peace Camps and other young people active as promoters of peace and intercultural dialogue in their communities and youth organisations. Over a hundred participants from all over Europe are expected to join the different webinars, workshops and open sessions.
The online Youth Peace Week is taking place from 30 June to 7 July 2020 and intends to support young people and youth organisations active in conflict transformation and peacebuilding by sharing educational resources, capacity-building networking possibilities to enhance young people’s role in peace and security processes.
Similarly to the residential Youth Peace Camps, the programme of the Youth Peace Week will emphasise interpersonal dialogue, cooperation and dialogue based on human rights education and conflict transformation. Adapted to an online environment, it will offer a combination of webinars with experts, interactive online workshops and complementary e-learning modules. The methodology and activities presented in Council of Europe publications such as the COMPASS: Manual for human rights education with young people and the Training Kit (T-Kit) 13 Youth Transforming Conflict will be adapted for an online use during the Youth Peace Week.