CISV Germany e.V.
The local community-based projects are planned and delivered by the juniors of the 6 participating Chapters (Germany: Lüneburg & Köln; France: Grenoble & Aix en Provence; Spain: Barcelona & Santiago de Compostela) in cooperation with local partner organizations. As the design of the activities is part of the Peace Train Project, there are more partner organizations to come that cannot be named yet.
In July 2016 CISV Germany starts the first stage of the “Peace Train Europe” with 15 young people from different countries with the mission of inspiring action for a more just and peaceful world, travelling 6 stations along european pilgrim trails across Germany, France and Spain to work with other young people and different partners upon the four CISV-subjects “Conflict & Resolution”, “Human Rights”, “Sustainable Developement” and “Diversity” and take concrete action on a local level.
Germany, France and Spain
The EU is set up with the aim of ending the frequent and bloody wars between neighbours. Living in turbulent times and with the European societies now being divided as never before, we have to face the danger of loosing the acquisitions of our founding fathers and the sphere of peace and stability we took for granted until recently. We put on the energy and motivation of young people to defend the basic ideas of the European project and to further the fraternity between European nations.
Our objective is to induce other countries and young fellows to cope with our peace education objectives and reinforce and disseminate CISV and European values locally by creating an event at every stop. More people will learn ways of getting involved in social or ecological projects; the participants themselves will develop personal and group entrepreneurship in leading a project, self-awareness, empower global citizenship and will be able to develop projects within their own communities.
The Group will travel by train from Lueneburg via Cologne, Grenoble, Aix en Provence, Barcelona to Santiago de Compostela. In each chapter a Mosaic, a well structured programm using CISVs educational approach, will be designed and run together with the participants in the Peace Train Europe. A Mosaic aims to actively explore a theme in a local content and encourages creative and critical thinking towards problems and solutions by reflecting on one’s own opinions and putting them into a local and global perspective. Mosaic encourages active global citizenship and empowers the participants to take initiative in their communities. The participants and the project itself will be evaluated. The video and documents produced will help to promote the program and drive these strong European values.
Our target group is the Youths in our chapters with the intention of them becoming multipliers who can develop projects within their own communities as well as non-members taking part in the locally performed programs and activities. Being part of a Mosaic project is a real-life learning experience that will have a lasting impact and is a good way to get involved. We also want to promote the idea that by building global friendship we can foster peace, human rights and a sustainable environment.
The idea of travelling through Europe and promoting peace education within the different content areas of human rights, conflict and resolution, sustainability and diversity which we have been living in our camp based programs is new to us as well as to Europe. We would like to share not only our high values but also a lot of knowledge and experience and to have more people profiting from this while helping our own youth to develop their leadershipskills and personal growth.
Funding requested from Advocate Europe
travel costs: 21.00 accomodation: 10.300 public relations ( event, local, media): 5.000 Training of leaders: 1.000 office expenses: 1.000 personal costs ( buses, trams local…): 2.500 food: 7.900 promotion: film, video, prints, feed back, follow up, 6.000
We would be grateful for feedback on the programme idea, on needed clarifications, for ideas for (future) mosaics and possible LMOs to work with, for any contacts to LMOS orpossible sponsors for any other ideas about sponsorship and/ or, funding, for experiences on blogs and other social media (NoGos, best practise) for experiences with articles, interviews in the press/ radio/ TV any questions coming up