Training Course for youth workers and youth leaders - KA1 "Absense of War is not Peace"



The training course “Absense of War is not Peace” is a Erasmus+ Key Action 1 - Learning Mobility of Individuals co-financed by the Erasmus + Programme, that will take place in Setúbal, Portugal, from 3-9 May 2016. It will gather 24 youth workers, youth leaders and people that works with youth from Portugal, Armenia, Italy, Georgia, Poland, Moldova, Egypt, Luxembourg, Sweden, Russia, Spain and Turkey.

The aim of the project is to promote and support the role of young people and youth NGOs in peace-building activities that contribute to living together in dignity and dialogue in conflict-affected areas and communities and beyond them. Through non-formal education methodologies, the project will give youth workers the opportunity to develop their knowledge, skills and attitudes towards peace education, conflict transformation and conflict  management, it will also provide a space for sharing good practices and resources in order to establish follow-up projects with the aim of working upon those topics.


  1. (A). To promote the presence and the role of young people as positive actors of change in peace-building processes;
  2. (B) To strengthen the role of young people and youth NGOs in identifying and speaking up against human rights violations, including discrimination, hate speech and those human rights violations affecting especially young people and children;
  3. (C) To support the field presence of the European Commission in order to promote the values behind the institution;
  4. (D) ) To develop the competences of youth workers in conflict transformation and peace-building;
  5. (E) To enhance the youth workers capacity to take action at a local level in environments affected by previous or ongoing conflicts.


  1. (A1) Explain the importance of concentration techniques in youth work;
  2. (A2) Knowing how to implement two concentration exercises;
  3. (B1) Understand and identify arguments about the importance of young people and NGO's in the peace-building processes and human rights education;
  4. (B2) Support the recognition of the non formal education as a main method for the civic education and the role of the youth organisations in development of it;
  5. (C1) Understand the origin of Human rights and the role of Europe in their origin, be aware of the European values;
  6. (C2) Identify possible learning opportunities within the Erasmus+ Programme;
  7. (C3) Identify the difference of internal and external communication;
  8. (D1) Understand and explain what is Peace Building and the difference of Education for Peace and Education about Peace;
  9. (D2) Identify 5 methods/exercises/activities about Education for Peace and Education about Peace;
  10. (E1) Drafting of the follow up projects for implementation on the local and international levels;
  11. (E2) Spreading information about this projects and its outcomes.


In general, the project intends that participants gain different perspectives/inspiration/knowledge in order to be able to involve their youngsters in projects about peace-building and conflict management. In order to improve the quality of those projects, the project intends to capacitate the participants:

  • with knowledge about Peace Education and Peace Building, in order that participants are able to lead sessions about the topic;
  • so they are able to understand and explain the concept and difference of Education for Peace and Education about Peace;
  • with competences of conflict management and conflict transformation;
  • with practical knowledge (activities, tools, methods) for developing projects about peace-building and peace education in their NGO's and communities.


Tatevik Margaryan (Trainer of Council of Europe)

Haythem Kamel (Trainer of Council of Europe)


CONTACTS | +351 964 421 217

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