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Although a great deal of the Youth Peace Camp 2018 programme focused on the inner experiences of the participants, they were also encouraged to develop follow-up actions in their conflict-stricken communities.

This is an overview of the materials, events and initiatives that emerged in the aftermath of the Youth Peace Camp.

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‘’Youth Art Fest ‘’ - Sukhumi

The ‘’Youth Art Fest’’, or YA-Fest for short was a follow up action initiated by young people who had previously attended our Youth Peace Camp. It took place in Sukhumi in August 2018. The festival attracted over 20 participants and lasted a full week. According to one of the organisers, YA-Fest...

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Invest in Youth in Cyprus

"Invest in Youth " was a Youth Peace Camp follow up activity hosted at the Home for Cooperation in Nicosia, Cyprus. The two day seminar ran through 16-17 November 2019. The event was bi-communal, meaning that both Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots were present. It combined inputs by experts...

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Peace starts with you and me

The „Bridges of Peace“ training course took place from 1st till 5th November 2019 in Leposavic, Kosovo*. The course was initiated by former Youth Peace Camp participants and facilitators, organised by the NGO Local Peace and supported by the Council of Europe. During the five-day programme ten...

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Respecting diversity, living peacefully

Nevena Radosavljevic (on the left), one of the Youth Peace Camp facilitators from Kosovo*, created the follow-up project “Respecting diversity, living peacefully” in early 2019. The aim of her project is to gather young people from Kosovo and provide them with trainings in peace-building,...

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Learning about Youth Peace Camp in Sukhumi

After Youth Peace Camp 2018, former participant Astanda (24) presented about her experiences at the EYCB in community centre “Abkhaz Desk” in the city of Sukhumi. In Abkhaz Desk, people come together to raise awareness about the importance of communication among youth in order to learn together...

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In the shoes of the other

The Cypriot community was very united during Youth Peace Camp 2018. During the camp, plans for follow-up were made and common traditional songs in Greek and Turkish were sung. In this follow-up activity, university students were asked to reflect upon their stereotypes. At the University of...

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Me and Peace (poem)

This poem was written by Hakob Gasparyan after Dialogue Day. I have lived in a world where the weather was so cold I have eaten dry food, it was all I could cook. I have seen the evilness because humans were careless. But now I am the youth who has dreams I am a human who has fears because I grew...

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Welcome to the Club: Peacebuilders of AUA

On October 16, 2018, Khanum Gevorgyan (YPC 2018) and Anush Petrosyan (YPC 2016) participated in the club fair of their university (American University of Armenia), representing their newly opened club Peacebuilders of AUA, based on the their learning experience at Youth Peace Camp. The club...

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"Bridg(e)ing differences"

During Youth Peace Camp 2018, participants coming from Kosovo* planned a follow-up project under the name "Bridg(e)ing Differences". At the foot of Brezovica, a ski resort in the Sharri Mountains, they gathered in August 2018 for the “Hike for Peace”, the first phase of the project. “YPC’ers”...

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Memories of acceptance, peacefulness, coexistence and love (videos)

Chrisie and Burak were facilitators at Youth Peace Camp 2018. In these videos, they look back and recall how they saw Turkish and Greek Cypriots “working, dancing, laughing and even crying together”. Chrisie tells how and why she gained “amazing memories” of acceptance, peacefulness, coexistence...

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