The local community-based projects are planned and delivered by the juniors of the 6 participating CISV-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 an essential 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 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.
CISV is an international organization dedicated to educating and inspiring for peace through building global friendship. Objective with this project is to induce young people to reinforce and disseminate CISV and European values so that they will learn to support social, historical or ecological projects locally. We would also like to share a lot of knowledge and experience to have more people profiting from this while helping our own members to develop leadership skills and personal growth.
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 locally orientated CISV-programm, will be designed and run together with the chapter members and the local juniors. These projects will touch at least one of CISVs content areas: human rights, conflict & resolution, sustainable development and diversity. Like all our programs a Mosaic is based on “learning by doing” thereby developing awareness, fostering positive attitudes, increasing skills and acquiring knowledge. The participants and the project will be evaluated by special proved tools that we have developed. 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.
Mosaic is CISV's local community-based programme for participants of all ages that responds to local needs and interests in a meaningful way. The projects are designed and run in cooperation with partner organizations to further the benefit to the local community. The idea of travelling through Europe and connecting local community activities with our international peace education approach, which we live in our camp based programs, is new to us as well as to Europe.
Funding requested from Advocate Europe
travel costs: 21.000 accomodation: 10.300 public relations: 5.000 Leader-Trainings: 1.000 office expenses: 1.000 insurance: 900 personal costs ( buses, trams local etc.): 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