ACT — Open call for participants

Youth Peace Ambassadors
5 min readMar 12, 2024


Training course on Active Citizenship and Conflict Transformation

👧 We are looking for 28 participants from Cyprus, Greece, Türkiye, Bosnia and Herzegovina , Serbia, Poland, Spain and Italy.

🌳🏡 Venue: Pervolia (Larnaca), Cyprus

🗓️ Dates: Arrival on June 10th and departure on June 17th of 2024

Deadline for application: April 8th 2024

⌨️ Link to apply → CLICK HERE


Why does this project take place?

With this project we would like to equip young people with skills which allow them to see the peaceful change they can bring to their society. There is a risk that conflicts around can deepen and escalate, but there is also hope that young people can bring constructive contribution to working with conflicts. Planning reactions to conflicts is a delicate task, and this is why we need training on sensitive approaches to conflict transformation and empowerment on how to be community leaders bringing peaceful coexistence. As young people and youth workers we want to be aware of existing conflicts and capable of dealing with them to contribute to conflict management and transformation.


We aim to equip 28 youth workers with competences in conflict transformation and active citizenship to enable them to act as community leaders by taking action towards peaceful coexistence in their local realities.


The objectives of the project are:

  • to develop participants understanding of the nature of conflict and approaches on working towards sustainable positive peace;
  • to strengthen participants` critical reflection about their social realities and challenges to human rights by learning about the conflict analysis tools;
  • to map consequences of conflicts in local realities on the lives of young people on the personal and societal level;
  • to reflect and develop skills on active citizenship and youth engagement, such as leadership, political participation, raising awareness on existing conflicts and dialogue facilitation;
  • to provide participants with practical tools on nonviolent conflict transformation to be used in their local youth work, in particular with nonviolent communication, conflict management, active listening and empathy practice;
  • to ensure planning of at least 6 follow-up actions in which participants will act as peaceful leaders of transforming conflicts in their communities;
  • to offer participants space for their sustainable engagement as community leaders within the international network of peacebuilders and their learning tools (inter alia through e-learning on conflict transformation)
Multi ethnic coffee available!!


We are looking for:

  • 18–35 year old (if you are a youth worker — apply no matter of your age range)
  • who is living in one of these countries: Cyprus, Greece, Türkiye, Bosnia and Herzegovina , Serbia, Poland, Spain and Italy (you don’t need to hold passport of those countries, you need to live there)
  • active or interested in the field of peace, conflict transformation, and youth engagement.
  • youth workers or passionate individuals that work or want to work with youth in their communities
  • people active in social movements or people active as facilitators or educators in non–formal education, especially within youth organizations and associations
  • young people who believe in peaceful changes in their communities are passionate about issues facing their community
  • able to communicate in English (this is the language of the trainings)
  • ready to commit to take part in the 6-days-training & to run local workshop that will be a follow-up of the training.
Participants of our last training in Cyprus


The training courses will be based on the principles of non-formal education.

We will implement the basic elements of the non-formal education, such as the education being voluntary, organized with educational objectives, participatory and learner-centered, about learning life skills and preparing for active citizenship, based on involving both individual and group learning with a collective approach, holistic and process-oriented, as well as based on experience and action (we will plan the follow-up activities) and starts from the needs of the participants.

Basically is a peer-to-peer (you teach & learn from others) approach :)


We believe in one thing, the power of peace education and the right for all to have an opportunity. That is why, thanks to the ERASMUS+ scheme, we are able to provide this training for you for FREE.

We will be able to reimburse you for your travel to the venue at Pervolia, Larnaca with a limit of:

  • Cyprus — 23 euros;
  • Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina — 275 euros
  • Greece — 280 euros;
  • Türkiye — 320 euros + visa costs
  • Poland, Italy — 360 euros;
  • Spain — 530 euros;



Hade is a multi communal youth-led initiative for peace activism with a mission to promote the urgency of avoiding permanent partition of Cyprus. This initiative was created as a result of online cooperation of young people to address an urgent demand to open the checkpoints of Cyprus that were closed for more than 11 months due to the pandemic. Since the opening of the checkpoints, it has been organising events for youth-led grassroots reconciliation and social change in Cyprus. It has been developing peacebuilding workshops based on non-formal education to raise awareness about the challenges faced by different minority groups living in Cyprus, managing language exchange classes of Greek and Turkish and other initiatives for facilitating intercommunal interaction and discussion.

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Youth Peace Ambassadors Network

Youth Peace Ambassadors Network is an informal network of young peacebuilders working in the field of peace education, conflict transformation and peacebuilding.

The majority of the members of the network are trained on human rights, non-formal education, and conflict transformation by the Council of Europe in the long-term project (2011–2014).

Our Mission: The YPA Network wants to develop a culture of peace by empowering young people, and promoting human rights, dignity, equality, and respect for diversity through education, advocacy, and other non-violent actions through projects at the local and international levels.

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DEADLINE — April 8 2024


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Youth Peace Ambassadors

The YPA Network is an informal network of 114 youth leaders and peacebuilders, from diverse backgrounds working for peace.