PeaceJam Youth Conference – We Are Going Online!

We are very excited to announce that the Pan-European PeaceJam Youth Leadership Conference to take place in November will be going ahead BUT with some changes to make sure that it is accessible to as many young people as possible! We will be sharing more details with you soon, but for now, pencil in PeaceJam for November, because it's going to be full of amazing online activities! All updates...
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Call for Participants: PeaceJam Peer Training Programme for Mentors

Last week we shared with you the news that EPTO manager Cathy Del Rizzo and PeaceJam Europe Coordinator Marie Cucurella had been working on the preparation of a 6-day PeaceJam Peer Training Programme for Mentors. We now have all the details for you! The training is open to young people aged 18-25, living in Belgium. Want to know more? Check out the full call for participants: Deadline for...
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PeaceJam Peer Training Programme for Mentors

As part of the project, EPTO and its partners have developed a new peer training programme for group leaders who wish to create inclusive communities through positive youth development. Building upon the  powerful methodology of peer training, it fosters young people’s core competences from altruism and compassion, to action and engagement and helps youth value diversity and create inclusive...
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PeaceJam Romania

PeaceJam at the “Sabin Manuilă” School in Romania

This week our project was featured in the Romanian newspaper Actualități Arad, giving visibility to the PeaceJam programme and the activities of our Romanian project partner “Ofensiva Tinerilor” Association. Adrian Hristescu, kindly translated the article into English to share with you: "In the 2019 - 2020 school year, twenty students of the “Sabin Manuilă” Gymnasium School of...
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PeaceJam Belgium Conference 2020

On 7 and 8 March 2020, 287 students between the ages of 14 and 23, from all over Belgium, gathered in Brussels for the annual PeaceJam Youth Leadership Conference with a focus on Social Justice and Sustainable Development. The conference organised in partnership with the universities KU Leuven, VUB, ULB, UCL  as well as Education pour la Paix and the European Peer Training Organisation,...
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Meeting at VUB

Stepping into 2020 with the Steering Committee

The Steering Committee of our project "Nobel Peace Laureates mentoring youth to build an inclusive Europe” gathered in Brussels last week, 29-30 January, at the European Peer Training Organisation (EPTO) office, to evaluate the current stage of the project as well plan for the Pan-EU Conference to be held in November 2020.  First on the agenda, a visit to the Vrije Universiteit Brussel campus,...
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Bringing PeaceJam to Flemish Schools

13 teachers from GO! onderwijs van de Vlaamse Gemeenschap, an education platform from the Flemish community, were visited by EPTO and PeaceJam Belgium on Monday, 18 November, in Brussels. The group learnt about the “Compassion in Action” curriculum based on “Education, Inspiration and Action” which has been implemented in 20,000 schools in 39 countries over 20 years. Based on the lives of...
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