1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Welcome Contact making seminar Membership Future plans? Actions and activities
First edition – Dec 2005
Dear friends, It is our pleasure to welcome you as a reader of the Youth Network for Peace Newsletter! We are very happy that we have found so many organisations and young people who are as enthusiastic as we are about working together on peace! 60 organisations wanted to participate in the first contact making seminar in April! Unfortunately we could only choose 12 to actually participate, so we had to say ‘no’ to many of you. We hope you will stay involved anyway and that we will have the chance to meet you all in 2005! So don’t give up on us, stay tuned and join in when ever you can or like! This newsletter is an attempt to keep everyone informed on our joint effort to establish a worldwide network of young people working together on peace. This means that it is your newsletter and that it is open for whatever activity or opinion you want to share with the members! You can send all your news to firstname.lastname@example.org and maybe it will appear in the next edition in February. To end with we wish you all a merry Christmas and a very happy healthy and peaceful 2006! With Love, Nathalie, Evy and Ann (presidents and coordinator)
2. Contact making seminar
Great news reached us from the funding agency: we have the money we asked for! So we can go ahead with the preparation of the seminar!
Youth Network for Peace vzw – Belgium Border Horizons- Northern Ireland Health, development, information and policy institute (HDIP) – Palestine Central Galilee College – Israel SOS Ecologie- Algeria Central Union of Youth Councils of Greece – Greece Intercultural Youth Association – Poland Youth for Human Rights and integration of minorities – Malta Development No Borders Youth Organisation – Egypt Asociatia de Tineret FlyNET – Romenia Scout Association of Slovenia - Slovenia Anatolia Scout Association - Turkey
Monday 10th April 2006
Time of day Morning Afternoon Evening Activity Arrival Ice breakers Introduction to the program, organisation market, social evening Goal / Getting to know each, learning names - agree on the pactical arrangements and rules - first introduction to the organisations - getting to know each other
Tuesday 11th April 2006
Time of day Morning
Activity City game in Antwerp
Interactive presentation of the organisations
Getting to know the different organisations and the way they work on peace
- Home groups - First brainstorming session
- Evaluation of the day in small groups - Determine what the possible taks and possibilities of a youth network for peace are
Wednesday 12th April 2006
Time of day Morning
Second brainstorming Determine how we session can work together on peace Workshop on methods of working on peace Getting to know a few methods of working on peace, discovering a few good examples from the different participating organisations. - Evaluation of the day in small groups -/
- Home groups - Free evening in Antwerp
Thursday 13th April 2006
Time of day Morning
Activity Presentation of the ideas from the two brainstomring sessions and making of draft plan 20062007 Speaker on the possibilities of the Youth program of the European Union
Goal Determine how we can work together on peace in the next two years
Determine the possiblities of the youth network for peace within the Euopean youth program - Evaluation of the day in small groups - Discover some typcial cultural products having fun together
- Home groups - Intercultural evening – party
Friday 14th April 2006
Time of day Morning
Activity Evaluation, closing and departure For who wishes: sightseeing and shopping in Antwerp
Goal Learn from what went wrong for future projets
Internationaal Zeemanshuis, Falconrui 21, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium
As you can see the time is short and the program very full! To make sure we get a maximal output, we will start getting to know each other and brainstorming through a yahoo group. You will get an invitation to join in the next few days. In case you can not wait that long to get started or to find out who we are, you can join via ‘the what you can do’ page on our website www.youthnetworkforpeace.com This group will provide you with all the necessary information, so make sure you become a member if you get the invitation! See you there!
You can become the first international member of our global network of individual youngsters, youth groups youth organisations to work together on peace, international solidarity, understanding and intercultural cooperation! For only 10€ a year as an individual and 20€ as an organisation you are a youth netmember and you will receive a membership card, the two-monthly newsletter, an invitation for the yahoo group and the first chance to participate in activities of the network. As an organisation you also have the possibility to announce your peace-related activities in the newsletter, on the website and you can hire us as funding experts or as trainers for your own plans within the network. A list of organisational members will appear on the website and all the promotional material we develop. So do it today! Send an email to email@example.com for further instructions or visit our website www.youthnetworkforpeace.com and complete the form there! We are waiting for you!
4. Future plans?
In principle Youth Network for Peace vzw will: organize all activities necessary to establish and maintain the network stimulate and organise network meetings, seminars, exchanges and all other forms of meeting and cooperation between Flemish youngsters and youngsters from all over the world organise activities to raise awareness in general and specific of young people on peace, international solidarity, understanding and intercultural cooperation organise or coordinate one international youth campaign a year bring youngster together to think about and work on peace, understanding, intercultural cooperation and solidarity develop publications based on the experiences and insights of the members of the network for peace education in Flanders (in and out of schools) and in all the member countries But in practice this network will be what we together make of it, thus your input is very important for the future plans! Not only the lucky participants of the contact making seminar should be involved but also the other 48 organisations and their members to make sure that everyone’s voice will be heard in the discussion about the future! How can you participate? You can be involved in the polls and discussions on the yahoo group or you can send us all your ideas and opinions by email firstname.lastname@example.org! If you have a good idea we really want to know! The results of this brainstorming will be revealed in the strategic plan 2006-2007 and of course in the newsletter of April!
5. Actions and activities
This sections is still quite empty, so let us know if you notice, hear or organise something that is interesting for our members!
TIC TAC courses
Action 5 - Support Measures of the YOUTH Programme includes nine different activity types. Several standards are recommended to meet the quality aspects of Action 5 and to be successful during the application process and the implementation of the project. The main aim of TIC TAC is to support youth workers and leaders in achieving the expected quality standards. On an annual basis, the SALTO Training and Cooperation RC co-ordinates and monitors several TIC TAC training courses for ca. 100 youth workers from all over Europe. The training courses are hosted by the NAs and are implemented by a trainers
pool consisting of 3 European trainers: Jo Claeys, Gulesin Nemutlu, and Denis Morel. During the coming period, the TIC TAC training courses listed below are planned to take place. The NAs will recruit and select the participants; please check the details when you click on the relevant course. TIC TAC-IT in Italy (23-29 January 06) including Italy, Cyprus, Austria, Turkey, Bulgaria, Hungary, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, the Flemish speaking community of Belgium, and the United Kingdom is interesting for us, but there are also others. Please check http://www.salto-youth.net/TICTAC/
General information about the goals of E(U)SA 2020: * To demonstrate that Europe's youth is preparing well for its future role as an actor on the global stage, within the framework of a strong European Union. * To curb mutual misunderstanding by fostering euratlantic friendship and exchange. These friendships should serve to provide the other continent with "a face" instead of relying entirely on impersonal and often biased media coverage on either side of the Atlantic. * To create a platform for the euratlantic generation of 2020 for the exchange of opinions and ideas in many aspects of society: politics, business, art, media, sport, etc. You can find more general information at our provisional project on the website http://eusa-2020.c-o-e.net I, Ann, have joined the international project team because I’m fascinated by the project and the possible cooperation between young Americans and Europeans on themes like peace, understanding, intercultural cooperation and solidarity. What the place and role of our own youth network can be, will be decided by you, the members!
Step In: projects with the Arabic world - 26/02/2006 - 5/03/2006
25 youth workers from the Arabic world and Europe will meet in Slovakia to get to know each other on a personal level and to experiment with the possibilities of the European youth program. You can participate through your national agency!
The next edition of the newsletter will come your way in February! A merry Christmas and a happy New year from all of us!