Mid-October 2019, ELIX successfully implemented a peace education training, focused on the rights of Migrants and Refugees.
From 14th to 21st October 2019, 32 youth workers from all over Europe gathered in Athens to participate in the “Peace Action Week - ReMaking Change Happen”.
Do you want to know more about the project?
Watch the aftermovie of the training:
Read testimonies of participants:
“I decided to join this training because I found the topic very interesting. It’s something actually happening around the world so it was important for me to join and to be part of this as it’s about immigration, refugees, etc.”
“I think it was a very interesting topic. I wanted to take part in it and see where we can go with it. The most interesting thing was to see how to interact, prevent and help us to keep all of our rights. We don’t always think about all of those.”
“I joined the Peace Action Week because I was very excited to actually start to get involved with some actions towards Human Rights.
The week has been amazing. The people are very nice. All the things we have done have been very dynamic. The formation has been through non formal education. We learned a lot through basically games and team work.”
“Since the beginning of the training, I felt that the construction of the training was very good, with a very good approach. The trainers built the program so cleverly. All has a sense, and I think that the group, all the participants were motivated, wanted to take part in the activities and wanted to share their reflections about the topic.
After the necessary knowledge at the beginning of this week, we were invited to prepare an awareness action about Human Rights and migration. We built activities in small groups. It was very interesting to go from an understanding of the context to a concrete action that took place on the last day of the training.”
“I participated in this Peace Action Week because I wanted to listen to different opinions from people from different background and gain more knowledge. I also wanted to know how I can get active in this matter.
Through this project, we were applying different methodologies, which were an eye opener in the sense that I was not aware of certain topics. For example, we did a world market. where we learned how the power structures are working in between the World Bank and the countries. I really felt what was going on in this world. [...] I think I had a wonderful experience and I have a lot that I can bring back home. I want to share my experience and keep working in that field”
Have a look at the pictures of the activities:
The project was part of the Raising Peace Campaign, coordinated by the network CCIVS and supported by the Council of Europe.
This project was co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Commission.
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