Training of Trainers 2017

          #youth4peace Training Euro-Med Peace Trainers


#youth4peace Training Euro-Med Peace Trainers, is a capacity building project coordinated by the International Secretariat of UNOY Peacebuilders, in partnership with 6 UNOY members and 4 other youth-led peacebuilding organisations in the European- Mediterranean region.

During the Training of Trainers 20 (potential) trainers are improving their training and facilitation skills​, with a specific focus on conflict transformation, peacebuilding, intercultural dialogue and ensuring the quality of the learning process of an educational activity. In addition, they will train other young peacebuilders in their own communities after the training, seeking to empower them to take action in the field of conflict transformation and intercultural dialogue, ensuring a multiplier effect. 


The overall objective is to contribute to a sustainable decrease in violence in the EuroMed region by building competences of youth leaders in intercultural conflict transformation.

Specific objectives

  • To develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of 20 young (potential) trainers taking part in the
    onsite training and 400 young people active in peace organizations. The aim is to promote intercultural conflict transformation and to empower them to take action.
  • To strengthen the work of the UNOY network in EuroMed as a platform for sustainable and long term support on intercultural conflict transformation.
  • To increase awareness of the role of young people in intercultural conflict transformation by linking the project to the #youth4peace campaign


Phase 1 – Online Training (January 16 – 26 February 2017)

The first stage is an online training, consisting of six modules, where the participants begin looking at the two tracks which form the core of this project. The first is looking at the theories of peacebuilding, conflict transformation and intercultural dialogue, while the second deals more explicitly with training facilitation skills.

Phase 2 – Onsite Training (February 26 – March 6 2017)

The onsite training will build on the work done in the online phase, and will be an intensive week of workshops and activities in The Hague. This will include a practice lab, where the participants can put what they’ve learned into practice, by organising a workshop or training themselves.

Phase 3 – Follow up (March 7 – July 12 2017)

The final phase of the project is when the 20 young trainers return to their home countries or regions, where they will organise an event, training or workshop on peacebuilding and conflict transformaion themselves, reaching at least 20 people each, ensuring a multiplier affect. There will also be a final webinar where everyone shares their experiences, on July 12th. This closes the project.


The online training began on the 16th of January 2017. The onsite training begins on Sunday, 26th of February, and continues until the following Sunday, March 5th 2017. The followup phase, where the peacebuilders organise their own training, ends on the 12th of July.


Andra Tanase
is currently serving as Council of Directors member at PATRIR and expert trainer, researcher and practitioner on peacebuilding, peace education, development cooperation, adult education, conflict transformation, youth and peacebuilding. Andra focuses on peace education, strategic programme design, intercultural intelligence, policymaking and civil society development from the perspective of conflict transformation and peacebuilding.

Ahmed Magdy is an Egyptian physician. He joined the civil society community through Y-PEER Egypt Network 2009.He held different positions in some non-governmental organizations as IFMSA-Egypt, EMSA and ROJALNU. Currently, He is the international Coordinator of Y-PEER Network in charge of Capacity Building. Ahmed is an advanced Y-PEER trainer since 2010 giving many trainings with special focus on peacebuilding, human rights, advocacy and gender equality. He is one of the key advocates in the Arab States on the ongoing consultations on Youth,Peace and Security.

Partner Organisations

Y-PEER is a youth led organization found in 48 countries launched by UNFPA in 2002. Y-PEER is focused in the areas of Middle East and North Africa, Asia Pacific and Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Our objective is to build the capacity of young people through peer to peer education. We provide 3 levels of trainings (Peer education training, trainings of trainers (TOT) and advanced TOT) and also specialized trainings on various topics. We also conduct outreach campaigns to mobilize the population for our issues and provide technical support for our partners as Trainers, Trainees, Training manuals and standards.

The Peace Action, Training and Research Institute of Romania (PATRIR) was founded in 2001 as a non-governmental, non-profit, politically independent organization in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. The institute has as basic principles non-violence, conflict transformation, the promotion of human rights through information and awareness raising by solutions oriented, social, political and economic analysis.

AEI-Open Windows is an Arab-Palestinian NGO which is member of Pax Christi International. Established in Bethlehem in 1986 by a group of Palestinian teachers, AEI works with youth, women and educators in the field of community education in the West Bank. It contributes to the general causes of participation in public life and in human rights, peace and justice; the building of a free, democratic and culturally pluralistic Palestine, and the sharing and communication of the daily life reality of Palestine with broader audiences. This is done by Activating youth and women and developing leadership skills and Raising awareness about values, culture and identity.

Fundació Catalunya Voluntària (FCV)  actively promotes solidarity and the Culture of Peace as valid tools to transform society and as real opportunities to build relevant competences.
It uses non-formal, intercultural and service-based learning methodology to encourage active participation of young people and empowers them to develop new educational, social and cultural initiatives. FCV’s three main programmes are ‘Voices for Peace’, ‘Active Volunteers’, ‘Catalans around the world’

Kasbah Neuf  is a project and consulting agency that offers nonformal education programs and projects for the enhancement of socio-cultural development. Kasbah Neuf is specialized in youth participation through artistic and cultural activities, aiming to enhance active citizenship and dialogue. Kasbah Neuf’s main activities and objectives focus on developing and practicing nonformal educational programs such as study trips to Morocco and intercultural trainings for people from various life stages. After consultation, Kasbah Neuf supports with the development, implementation and monitoring of structural projects in relation between Euro Mediterranean partnerships.

Seiklejate Vennaskond is youth and civil society organization, which connects active adventurous people together. We work mainly with young people, but also with youth workers, trainers and teachers and organizations active in nonformal education field and life long learning. Their members have participated and organized different youth exchanges, seminars and training courses concerning equality, media impact, innovation, fight against racism & xenophobia, human rights, mobility and migration, HIV prevention, environment protection and other issues. Their volunteers gather every month to take up new ideas and think how to put them into practice.

Nexes is a nonprofit youth organization born in Barcelona in 1999. They work at local and international level to foster intercultural learning, active participation and sustainable social transformation that make the most of diversity as an enriching resource. Nexes was created with the aim of working in the local community and the world to promote intercultural learning, stimulate the active participation especially among young people in the local community development, promote democracy, human rights, international cooperation and combating social exclusion, in order to lay the foundations for a sustainable social transformation that sees diversity as an enriching resource.

YaLa Young Leaders
is an online, Facebook based movement of young people from across the Middle East & North Africa who are dialoguing, learning and working together to lead their generation to a better future. Inspired by the Tahrir and Yasmin revolutions, protests across the Arab world, and social justice protests in Israel, YaLa is a movement by young people, for young people. At the cutting edge of fostering dialogue and change through innovative use of new technologies, the YaLa movement has grown in four years to nearly a million members, making it the broadest and fastest growing Middle East peace movement today.

Calam. The idea for Calam came right after the Bardo attack to tackle terrorism from a different perspective by providing alternatives for young people and to nurture a culture and communication of nonviolence from the bottom up. Their aim is to build a non violent culture based on coexistence. They already have a running project called موقوف # (detained), where they’re documenting the violations and abuses that detainees are subjected to at detention centers in Tunisia.

The Egyptian Medical Students’ Association (EMSA)‘s mission is to provide a suitable atmosphere for Egyptian healthcare Students to create those activities and involvements that would prepare future physicians and healthcare workers with enough skills, competences and broad mind to reshape the future of this country. Through their activities, they
promote the ideals of tolerance, open mind to the world, experiential learning and the international involvement that has become a necessity for the medical practitioner to accomplish his mission according to today’s standards.

Future Worlds Center (FWC) is an innovative non-profit initiative of social entrepreneurs using a model of horizontal entrepreneurial management. Our work harnesses the power of emerging new technologies and the science of structured democratic dialogue in order to accelerate positive social change.


This whole project would not have been possible were it not for the generous support of the Anna Lindh Foundation. We would like to take this opportunity once again to thank them for their support.

To stay updated on the project you can follow the UNOY facebook page as well as the hashtag #youth4peace!

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