14 - 21 października 2019

Title: Peace Action Week – ReMaking Change Happen
Type: Training Course
Applicant and Host: ELIX - Conservation Volunteers Greece,

When: Arrival: 14 th October 2019 ( before 6pm )
Departure: 21 st October 2019
Where: Athens, Greece

About the Project:
Peace Action Week - “ReMaking Change Happen” is the second edition of the project that has been successfully implemented by ELIX, in 2017. This second edition is planned to take place in March 2019 in the framework of the Raising Peace Campaign coordinated by CCIVS and supported by the Council of Europe.
During Global Human Rights Week (GHRW), International Voluntary Service (IVS) organisations implement awareness-raising actions, training courses, volunteering activities, communication and advocacy actions on their chosen topics of Human Rights and Peace. All these actions are supported by the network CCIVS in the framework of the Raising Peace Campaign: Many efforts are put in creating a global communication network to share information on the projects and to provide a greater visibility to all the actions.
The Peace Action Week - “ReMaking Change Happen” will be focused on the actions implemented by the IVS movement on this topic, and will be particularly oriented towards advocacy actions regarding rights of migrants & refugees. We believe that migration is a challenge which could be transformed into an opportunity for our societies to grow and become more inclusive, multicultural, and peaceful. Participants will share, discover and experience new tools, methods and practices that they can use on their everyday involvement as youth activists for the promotion and protection of human rights.
The project aims to support the social inclusion of young migrants in Europe by increasing intercultural awareness among local communities, as well as by actively engaging young migrants and refugees in the project and its’ follow up activities. The project primarily seeks to develop capacities among youth workers and youth organisations committed in implementing advocacy actions that support the social inclusion of young migrants and refugees in Europe and promote peace and human rights.

More specifically the objectives of the project are:
● To expand the participants’ knowledge about human rights and
● To make them familiar with the concept and the principles of peace and human rights education;
● To promote intercultural dialogue where the participants will have the opportunity to share their views freely thanks to a peer to peer approach;
● To put the participants in contact with actors who are working with refugees and migrants;
● To share and exchange common tools, practices and campaigns for advocacy towards the promotion of human rights;
● To empower the participants - and through them other actors in their communities of origin - by strengthening their skills, in particular the ones needed to organize effective raising awareness actions, projects and events at local, national and international level;

When: Arrival: 14 th October 2019 ( before 6pm )
Departure: 21 st October 2019
Where: Athens, Greece

Target group: youth workers and leaders involved in IVS organizations, activists committed to human rights and peace. Ideally, we would like to include some young people with a migration background.

Financial Conditions & Participants:
Board, lodging, local transportation, all materials and the content of the training course are fully covered. More information for the venue will come with the infosheet after the final selection of the participants. Participants will be in charge of arranging their own insurance for their travel and stay in Greece.
Travel costs from home to and from the venue (Athens, Greece) are covered up to the limit of the Erasmus+ lump sums, once we have received the original proof documents.
Max. Travel Grant per participant: 275€
Travel Guarantee: ELIX will be responsible to purchase the flight tickets for all the participants. Therefore, participants by signing up for this project are committing that in case of cancelation for any personal reason, the participant will reimburse the full amount of the purchased ticket to ELIX.
Participation fee: There is no participation fee.

For more information please contact Grzegorz Sempach at

Applicants are kindly asked to fill in this form by 22.09.2019:

The project “Peace Action Week – ReMaking Change Happen” is part of the Raising Peace Campaign organized by the Coordinating Committee of International Voluntary Service (CCIVS)


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