Welcome to the YPAN Webinars. Every Friday of July 2020 we brought new ideas, opportunities and deep talks. 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.
Why we did this?
In the educational systems we are missing the elements of community building, peace-building elements, emotional literacy and mechanisms supporting finding the life purpose.
Thus, we wanted 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.
The webinars finilised with the “Festival of Knowledge” – learning space run by 12 peacebuilders sharing their skills and stories .
Visual Art for Peace
In this webinar, participants had 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. The participants received links to visual art resources, which they could use in peace-oriented projects, along with suggestions on how to use them.
Youth Voices Methodology
In this webinar participants had a chance to 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, participants was also 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.
Inclusion for Peace
“Diversity is being invited to the party; inclusion is being asked to dance,” says diversity and inclusion expert V. Myers. We invited participants to dance with us.
During this webinar we explored the examples of good practices and experiences, analyzed 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.
Communication for Peace
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 focused on the Non-Violent Communication method. A new way of communication that make you see things in your life from the big perspective by using empathization and listening to others. We went through the giraffe and jackal way of speaking and practiced how to implement the NVC talks in our daily life.
Jorge is a communicator and trainer in peacebuilding with the YPAN. He has been 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.
The project is co-funded by the Peace First organisation and the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union