Communities, Education

PeaceROOT

Creators

Who is behind this?

Dimitra Billia

Prespa Stories

https://www.facebook.com/prespastories/

Greece

Who is joining forces?

Home for Cooperation

http://www.home4cooperation.info

Cyprus


The Laboratory of Culture Researches

https://www.facebook.com/thelabculture/

Ukraine


Idea Sketch

Idea

Idea pitch

PeaceROOT works with young changemakers to promote the idea of peace and conflict resolution in Europe. Through interaction with locals in cross-boundary areas, ​youth are empowered to become ambassadors of peace, while they contribute with their ideas for intercultural dialogue and common action in those areas. We aim to enable the creation of a network of engaged citizens and develop a replicable model for peace in divided communities.

Where will your idea take place?

> GR, AL, FYROM border region (Prespa)
> UA, MD, RO border region
> Nicosia, Cyprus

Why does Europe need your idea?

PeaceROOT cultivates essential democratic values, such as dialogue & respect by
_encouraging youth to deal with division in everyday life as active citizens
_using participatory methods to allow young people to innovate in divided areas
_promoting synergies & co-creation beyond boundaries

What is your impact?

We seek to bring change at a personal, local & EU level
_empower a network of young peacemakers in their environments
_foster dialogue for change & sustainability in cross-border areas & divided communities
_raise awareness about the need for intercultural education & collaboration across Europe

How do you get there?

PeaceROOT develops in 3 phases
>ACADEMY_Joint training on peace education & conflict transformation using non-formal learning
>STUDY VISITS_3 groups of 10 youths visit one study area each, exploring its history & respective communities & co-developing ideas, artefacts and proposals on peace sustainability with locals
>NETWORK meeting_Exchange, evaluation & development of future action plans
Online platform_Dissemination of the process & proposals developed by the local communities & groups

What is your story?

Existing or imaginary borders is an everyday issue, in our personal and social lives. Dealing with physical borders, we planted the seeds of a youth network across Prespa region and we want to further explore the changemaking potential of young people across other European & neighbouring regions.

Who are you doing it for?

We target youth in EU & beyond: future professionals & active citizens who wish to be changemakers for peace within their communities. Key stakeholders are local authorities, businesses, NGO members & universities in the study areas, also active Europeans who think & act beyond boundaries.

What do you need from the Advocate Europe community?

How do you deal with border issues within your environments / communities / work and create inclusive and sustainable networks? We are very welcome for your feedback on our idea!

Team

dimi_bil

mkikidou

ircja.janiv

Idea created on Jan. 18, 2018
Last edit on Jan. 19, 2018

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