28.10–06.11.2014 – Wide-Open Windows (Netherlands)
“Wide-Open Windows” Youth Exchange.
28 October – 6 November (excluding traveling days) Ommen, the Netherlands
Eligible Countries: Netherlands, Armenia, Spain, Ukraine, Latvia, Macedonia, Romania and Georgia
Age limit: 18-30
Wide-Open Windows is aiming to create educational tools for peace builders, by bringing together people who are interested in peace education and outdoor.
About Wide Open Windows:
Looking around us, we see that, without a doubt, the world needs more peace builders. Nowadays the way to peace lies on debates, discussions and conferences which are no longer productive and fruitful when it comes to conflict management. The same situation is also on personal
level. We believe that the starting point of peace both in personal and national level is lying on education, awareness and endeavors.
Therefore we aim to gather people from different fields in order to challenge the current approach and design new way for future peace-builders. On one hand we want to invite young people who
are keen on peace building, and on the other hand we want to have participants who are actively involved in outdoor and taking actions. We believe that to mix their experience and approaches will bring us to new dimension of conflict resolution.
Goal and objectives:
Wide Open Windows is aiming to create educational tools for peace builders, by bringing together people who are interested in peace education and outdoor.
The objectives of the project are:
• to bring together different stakeholders with different educational and professional backgrounds
• to develop new approaches and competences in conflict management and reconciliation through non-violent communication and outdoor
• to combine different concepts in order to redesign understanding of peace
• to empower facilitators while creating new path to Peace
• to foster inter cultural dialogue, mutual understanding and peaceful coexistence
• to unlock capacity and potential of participants which will lead us to new understanding and methodology
• to raise awareness about non-violent communication
• to create safe spaces for sharing and cooperation