TC: Exploring Holistic Approaches Towards a Culture of Peace

Deadline: 20 October 2017
Open to: participants from Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Poland, Turkey, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Cyprus, Ukraine, Germany
Venue: 10–17 December 2017, Geneva, Switzerland


Alive Peace is looking for up to 30 participants from 9 specific countries to take part in a training course ‘Exploring Holistic Approaches Towards a Culture of Peace’.

One of the main problems with traditional peace-building is the lack of holistic approach and many global peace-building initiatives are overly focused on the political levels of peace and conflict without considering the personal and interpersonal dimensions, where the patterns of violence also exist.

However peace is not only about responding to international conflicts, it is also about how we relate to ourselves and those around us. By learning and exploring holistic approaches to peace, young people can become more effective peacebuilders within their communities and work.

Therefore, the project aims to encourage participants to explore creative ways of developing a holistic culture of peace. New skills, behaviors, and attitudes will be developed amongst participants (such as non-violent communication, conflict transformation, well-being techniques). As a result, the impact of their local work will ideally become more effective and they will be empowered in their role as educators, multipliers, and mentors with young people around Europe.


Participants should be:

  • Active in the fields of peace and conflict/youth work / social change;
  • Involvement in a local organization and have organizational support for further activities;
  • Availability to take part in the whole duration of the project;
  • From one of the 8 partner countries or the host country Switzerland;
  • Good level of English;
  • Aged 18–35.


Around EUR 86 (food, accommodation, and travel costs are covered by the project).

How to apply?

In order to apply, please fill the application.

For more information, please visit the official web page.

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