The Peace Webinars 

Featuring peace-builders around the globe teaching practical peace skills every upcoming Friday of July 2020, at 17-19 CEST.

How are you feeling? 🌿

Welcome to the YPAN Webinars. Every Friday of July we will bring new ideas, opportunities and deep talks for you. Not only for you to get a new learning tool, but also the practical skill that you will be able to use in your daily life. Then we will put the fireworks on the 1st of August to pull up the Festival of Knowledge!

ALL the webinars will start at 17:00 – 19:00 CEST

THE PROGRAM

Visual Art for Peace

July 10, 17-19 CEST

Would you like to employ your visual art-making skills in peace work? 

In this webinar, you will have the chance to learn some of the theoretical bases which point to the potential of visual art-making in peace work and see relevant examples from the project Color Up Peace. You will also be able to participate in a collective visual art-making exercise – we will have a piece of art ready by the end of this webinar! The participants will receive links to visual art resources, which they could use in peace-oriented projects, along with suggestions on how to use them.

The speaker, Lisa Glybchenko, will happily reflect on the questions you may have before joining the webinar, during the webinar’s activities, or in your future though processes on visual art-making and peace.

 Lisa Glybchenko is an artist and a peace worker. Four years ago she started the project Color Up Peace, which invites people from all over the world to send pictures of what peace represents to them. Lisa turns the photos into coloring pages to facilitate dialogue about peace – also through collective visual art-making, to support exchange of visions of peace and to challenge the prevalence of conflict-centered visual material. Lisa is currently finishing her Master’s degree in Peace, Mediation and Conflict Research at Tampere University, Finland. In her master’s research “A Visual Arts-Based Approach to Peace Mediation: Exploring the Conceptual Potential of Visual Art-Making in Peace Mediation”, Lisa also explored the links between visual art-making and peace work – this time specifically mediation.

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Youth Voices Methodology

July 17, 17-19 CEST

In this webinar we will see how we can use artistic elements we produce every day on our phones to create a process to help us address topics of importance, such as peace and peace building, in any community you are working with. By using interesting and creative approaches in analysis of art (don’t worry, it is super fun ), you will also be provided with the knowledge on how to generate excitement and produce relevant, engaging results which can also bring policy and decision makers to the table. During the webinar, we will also split into working groups so everyone will have an opportunity to go through these phases and experience it on their own. Looking forward to seeing you all on the 17th.

 Nemanja Tenjovic holds a Master’s degree in Political Science, International relations. He worked with and for different governments and international non-governmental organizations and youth groups in countries such as Serbia, Canada, Germany and the United States of America mainly on topics of peace, reconciliation and development. He worked with different youth groups, government official groups, experts etc.

 Today, he is more focused on creation of effective policies and their implementation in different fields and enjoys a good book.

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Inclusion for Peace

July 24, 17-19 CEST

“Diversity is being invited to the party; inclusion is being asked to dance,” says diversity and inclusion expert V. Myers. We invite you to dance with us.

During this webinar we will explore the examples of good practices and experiences, analyze how inclusion (tools)work in practice, and discuss the ways and opportunities of how to implement the inclusive mindset in practice for creating open and peaceful environment around us. We hope this will give you inspiration and birth to new ideas for further activities which could be implemented in your own countries and communities!

 The webinar will be held by Laura Alčiauskaitė, who is an YPAN member and a professional psychologist, currently finishing her PhD studies on the fields of positive psychology. Laura has been actively involved in Human Rights since 2014 and has experience working with diverse groups of people (e.g., youth coming from social risk families, refugees and migrants, young people with physical or mental disabilities, etc). Besides this, she describes herself as „overly optimistic that we can in fact overcome barriers and have a truly diverse and inclusive community”.

So, would you be willing to join us for this dance of inclusion?

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Communication for Peace

July 31, 17-19 CEST

 

Have you ever thought that communication can be non-violent? That it can be used in a way that shows your needs and requests in an easy way?

This webinar focuses on the Non Violent Communication method. A new way of communication that will make you see things in your life from the big perspective by using empathization and listening to others. We will go through the giraffe and jackal way of speaking and we will practice how to implement the NVC talks in our daily life. After this interactive webinar you will be able to use this skill and see its results from the first minute.



Jorge is a communicator and trainer in peacebuilding with the YPAN. He has being working in more than 5 training courses and different youth activities to foster human rights and peace education along with community building actions. Besides being a member of the YPAN, he is part of the Advisory Council on Youth of the Council of Europe.

Agata is a lawyer but also a lover of training for youth in peacebuilding and human rights. She has been working more than 10 years in the field of training with, for and by young people on peace education, anti-discrimination, human rights and peaceful communication. She believes NVC is a great tool for young people willing to transform conflicts in their lives. Agata cooperates also with the Council of Europe in  trainings of peacebuilding for young people.
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What do I need? ✍️

All you need during the session is a pen and paper, and an open mind. A glass of water to keep you hydrated is always a good idea!

We will use Zoom as our platform. We will send an email with the zoom’s link to the events, please check the email near the selected events day. Since we can only accommodate 100 participants, please register as soon as possible to save your slot. If you miss the session, no worries, you will receive a recording so you can watch it later.  

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at:

youthpeaceambassadors@gmail.com

Why you are doing this? 🧭

 

 In the educational systems we are missing the elements of community buildingpeace-building elementsemotional literacy and mechanisms supporting finding the life purpose.

Thus, we would like to create youth-friendly online spaces with webinars of youth experts for the development of young people`s skills in peacebuilding, community building, non-violent communication and group reflections.

 

Would you like to join or show it to a friend? 

WHAT COMES NEXT?

→ Do you want to be part of the Festival?

→ Do you have a human rights/peacebuilding tool or methodology to share with others?

→ Can you do it in 15 minutes?

The project is co-funded by the Peace First organisation
We hope to meet you very soon,

//The Webinars Team
Agata, Clare, Chau, Inanc, Jorge, Laura, Lisa, Lutza, Karen, Nevena, Oguzhan, Seg