“Youth in Peace Education” International Training, Istanbul

Deadline: 27 August 2014
Open to: young people between 15-29 years old from CEE, CIS and MENA regions
Venue: 22-28 September 2014 in Istanbul, Turkey


The International Youth Leadership Academy (IYLA), created and based in Istanbul by a community of international and Turkish partner organizations, is a space for non-formal education, capacity building and enhancement of leadership skills for youth. IYLA is now organizing the International training “Youth in Peace Education” that will be held from 22nd till 28th September 2014 in Istanbul and will gather 30 participants (20 international and 10 participants from Turkey). The training will be conducted based on the experience and knowledge of experts and trainers from Habitat Center for Development and Governance and UNICEF long with Peace Educators. The training aims to develop the capacity, skills and experience of the participants on understanding and defining concepts such as identity, stereotypes, discrimination, violence, conflict and peace as well as meaning of those in peace building, conflict transformation and conflict analysis processes.


In order to be eligible you must:

  • Be between 15-29 years old;
  • Be from CEE, CIS and MENA regions (participants from other parts of the world are also encouraged but the priority will be given to the applications from those regions);
  • Represent a youth NGO or be involved in youth work (priority will be given to those that work on conflict resolution or/peace studies as well as youth participation);
  • Be willing to play an active role in the sessions;
  • Have the opportunity to share their new knowledge, skills and contacts within their own organizations and carry out follow-up activities.


The organizers will cover meals, accommodation and travel costs.


Interested participants can apply online HERE. Supporting agencies or organizations are requested to send a reference letter to: ugla.iyla@gmail.com, stating how your participation is important for the sending organization in conducting similar activities in your own community.

The deadline to apply is 27 August, 17.30 (GMT+2). Participants will be selected by 5 September 2014.

For further information you can write to: ugla.iyla@gmail.com or visit the official call.

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