Booklet of organisations represented in the “Let’s train with our Neighbours on Peace Education” training course (3-10 October 2010, Georgia) Christina Grigoryan Armenia "SKILLS" NGO of women with special needs OBJECTIVES To assist women with special needs to overcome psychological complexes through art-therapy and other social-psychological activities. To increase employment opportunities of women with special needs and their family members through organization of exhibition-sales, information collection and dissemination about labor market, as well as mediation. To assist to the integration of women with special needs and their family members into the society through organization of cultural events, visits and excursions. ACTIVITIES “SKILLS” NGO provides support to women with special needs and their family members to improve their social well-being and their integration in the society through arts and crafts trainings, creation of employment opportunities, organization of special cultural events and mediations. TARGET The target group of our NGO are disabled and/or people with special needs, mainly living in poor social conditions. Daniela Mussnig Austria Interkulturelles Zentrum - www.iz.or.at OBJECTIVES Interkulturelles Zentrum (IZ) is an independent non-profit organisation aiming at the enhancement of intercultural relations both on national and international level. IZ promotes the development of communication between people of different cultural origin and educates people to carry out practical, intercultural work. ACTIVITIES Austrian NA for Youth in Action Education on intercultural competencies and consultancy on communal integration International school networks International coperation in the fields of civil society support, education, youth with regional focus on SEE, EE, and Caucasus TARGET Young (but also old) People Teachers NGO workers Regional Administrations People from different cultural backgrounds .... Kalina Mihaylova Austria United youth of Europe OBJECTIVES Encouraging youth participation Networking of youth organisations from different countries Promotion of intercultural experience among youngster Boosting self-confidence among youngster with psychical or physical disabilities and youth people with fewer opportunities Combating against racist attitudes, discrimination, homophobie and social exclusion Promotion and enhancement of social, organisational and personal competences and skills among youngster Provision of awareness raising material and of a space for the exchange of experiences among youth Exchange of perspectives, visions and experiences among youth ACTIVITIES The organisation is active on the international level in the field of international youth exchanges, trainings and seminars. On the local level the organisation organises youth campaign and tries to encourage youth people to participate actively in the civil society. TARGET People between 16 and 27 years with different national, ethnical and educational background. Igor Gavric Bosnia and Herzegovina "Hi neighbor" Youth Centre - www.kastelbl.org OBJECTIVES "Hi Neighbor" Youth Center started with its work during the last war in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) in order to provide socially vulnerable groups with various activities, which in future would enable them to successfully participate in development of their communities. The main objectives are socialization and integration of children regardless of their socio-economic, ethnic or religious background. Also, objectives are to involve children so that their individual development creates a better environment in the whole country. ACTIVITIES The main activities are in close relationship with the objectives. Meaning, organizing interesting activities which go along the Convention on the rights of the child, such as language courses, creative courses, sport activities, theater and other specific courses. Moreover, activities include promotion of peer-methodology, cooperation within BiH and under Youth in Action program, plus different workshops which support our main objective: to support children in their individual development. TARGET There is no strict limit for the beneficiaries of the Center. But the range, of of almost 2900 members, is between 5 and 30 years.Along with the registered members, centre has reached a much bigger number of young people trough activities such as round tables, sports tournaments, implementation of child rights, etc. Our target group are children who suffered some sort of discrimination, or trauma, but we are trying to involve as much as possible children so they would see that there is more options in the grim reality of today's. The centre is opened every day in a week, with the working hours from 10 to 20, even during the weekends. Ilona Olehlova Czech Republic Volunteers Centre Skopje - www.vcs.org.mk OBJECTIVES To provide an opportunity for self development for young people coming from minorities and young people facing social and economical obstacles (young people coming from SOS village and SOS youth house) To support intercultural activities and to provide young people, Albanian and Macedonian, and opportunity to overcome stereotypes and prejudices about each other To promote non-formal education based activities to promote idea of volunteerism and volunteers activities to promote Youth in Action Programme ACTIVITIES Organizing and supporting projects in SOS village/SOS youth house (animation box activities, workshops developing creativity, providing new knowledge) Creating magazine in three languages (Albania, English, Macedonian), for young people in Skopje as intercultural learning project connecting EVS volunteers, and Macedonian and Albanian volunteers sending and hosting EVS volunteers Organizing projects (youth exchanges, training courses) under Youth in Action Programme TARGET Children and youth from SOS village and SOS youth house in Skopje up to 18 years o high school students and university students (up to 25- 26 years) interested to improve their skills and get to know more knowledge by voluntary work, to meet with young people coming from different European countries as EVS volunteers Maka Zautashvili Georgia Advice Centre for Women - "SAKHLI" - www.sakhli.ge OBJECTIVES Advice Centre for Women- "SAKHLI" was created in 1997, which at first was union, later in 2000 it became NGO. It was the first organization in Georgia that began to help domestic violence victims and work on these issues. ACTIVITIES Support domestic violence victims, provide them with necessary service, increase society's conscience about this problem, encourage legislative reforms, which is about solving the problems connected to domestic violence problems. TARGET Domestic violence victims (different age), refugee, abused women. Manuela Demel Germany Mostar Friedensprojekt e.V. OBJECTIVES To promote the active involvement of young people in the field of democracy, to fight against racism and xenophobia, all kind of prejudices and social exclusion and intercultural learning in Europe To develop new forms and methods of participation in political, social-cultural area To raise awareness, promoting intercultural tolerance and understanding of the diversity of cultures To promote political education in the local and regional area of Brandenburg To build an information network for youth people interested in a job abroad and to promote the Youth program with all their ”Actions” since 2001 To provide practical, necessary information and advices about “Living- Working- Education in Europe”. Our goal is to give some help for the preparation and carrying out of abroad residence ACTIVITIES The association offers possibilities of education, qualification and concealing to refugees (“Infodesk”) for migrants and immigrants and to their children and youth in the state of Brandenburg, together in cooperation with other organisation from the state of Brandenburg. The association organises socio-cultural activities, artistic and cultural events and cultural publications. It has coordinated and still coordinates numerous Youth exchanges esp. with the SEE and Eastern Europe states, Youth initiatives, European voluntary services and Training Courses with western European, Balkan and Caucasian countries within the framework of the YOUTH, former SOKRATES, former LINGUA, GRUNDTVIG and LLP. The association organised multiplier training courses for development projects attended by refugees living in the States of Brandenburg. The association built up and ran an International Centre for culture and education in Mostar with the aim of promoting neighbourly attitudes runs the “Orthopaedic Workshop” in Kljuc where prosthesis for land mine victims, especially children and younger people, are manufactured. It also runs the “Mother-Child-Centre” in Sanski Most where medical advice and care is given for young mothers and their children, and care for elderly people. A new project is to create a reconciliation manual for youth work in Europe. The association cooperate in the frame of the YOUTH programme with youth organisations in whole Europe, esp. Eastern and South eastern Europe and the Caucasian countries. TARGET Mostly with young people between 16 and 30 for the work within Youth in Action and in cooperation with Neighboring countries and we work with a team of trainers and project leaders; all ages on the local level to rise awareness about conflicts and to work on the prevention of racism and xenophobia; we work with people from different backgrounds, a lot with migration background as it is a priority in Germany Tal Orbach Israel Minorities of Israel - www.moi.org.il OBJECTIVES Our general objective is to allow as many Israeli organizations with the opportunity to meet with their overseas counterparts and learn from each other. Also, for the different cultures of Israel to meet in an atmosphere of peace that will create dialogue and increased understanding between them leading to rapprochement. ACTIVITIES M.o.I is working as a multiplier organization within the EuroMed Youth Programme and is highly active within other EC funded Programmes. We are working with over 100 organizations in Israel that lack the expertise, manpower or language skills to promote dialogue and intercultural exchange in the EU-Med region. TARGET We usually work with youth and minority organizations. M.o.I's target groups are coming from the various social and cultural sectors of the Israeli society. They are often related to Human Rights, Informal education, Democracy and active participation, social involvement and more. Graziano Tullio Italy Centro Studi Difesa Civile (CSDC) - Civilian Defence Research Center - www.pacedifesa.org OBJECTIVES CSDC mission is to find out and spread non-violent conflict management tools in order to overcome inter state tensions as well as to face and resolve daily conflicts constructively. CSDC operates in the fields of research and training to foster the use of appropriate instruments to assure a fruitful dialogue, to guarantee civil protection and to defend civil rights. Through its work, CSDC promotes peace education and non armed civilian defence, encouraging collaborations at national and international level. ACTIVITIES Development of social research and publications on security issues, nonviolent conflict management, peacebuilding operations and transition from armed to non armed defence. Lobby and advocacy activities towards international institution: CSDC adhere to the European Network for Civil Peace Services (EN.CPS) and through it to the European Peacebuilding Liaison Office (EPLO). CSDC is also the Italian founder of the International NGO Nonviolent Peaceforce. Training course for peace-builder, human rights activist and conflicts transformation trainers(ToT). Design and implementation of Awareness campaign promoting Peace and Nonviolent conflict transformation Workshops on peace education and conflict management in schools This list reflects the development of the NGO in chronological order. The last activity is the most recently developed that we are trying to focused on. TARGET Research and publications are more addressed to a specialised and professional audience consisting by peace- builder, on-field human rights activist and member of national and international political institutions. In the last years CSDC is broaden the target group developing projects more suitable for the civil society (such as awareness campaign and workshops in university and schools) since conflicts are part of the daily life of each of us. Mainly we are focusing on youths between 16-28 years old, committed in participate actively in the public life, helping them to became youth leader able to multiply the effects of our actions. Essam Yaghy Jordan Hitten Camp Women Organization OBJECTIVES To improve skills of orphans and poor women ACTIVITIES Awareness work shops Teaching hand crafts Helping poor and orphans TARGET Orphans kids and youth Women Justine Abi Saad Lebanon ALEF (Association Libanaise pour l'Education et la Formation) - www.alefliban.org OBJECTIVES ALEF’s mission is to trigger and contribute to a cumulative process of change in values and attitudes incompatible with the universal values of Human Rights. Embracing a comprehensive approach to monitor, protect, and promote Human Rights, ALEF aims to establish these universal values as a popular dialect, respected and practiced by all indiscriminately ACTIVITIES Since 1997, ALEF has worked for the promotion and protection of human rights in Lebanon through several programs: o 1) advocacy and monitoring: The program works through concerted actions based on tools such as reports, studies, and other publications on various human rights-related issues followed by field-inspired advocacy, ALEF’s projects combine research with awareness-raising and advocacy campaigns in order to mobilize both the community and policy-makers towards the protection, respect, and fulfillment of human rights. o 2) education and outreach: The program consists of formal education on human rights through courses in 2 major universities and through non-formal education consisting of customized courses to interested groups (political, social, cultural, religious…etc.), school clubs. The program also entails the production or co-production of human rights education training materials. Outreach aims to provide youth with opportunities of civic engagement and to further spread the culture of human rights to be reflected in the attitudes and everyday practices of communities. ALEF regularly adopts a community-based approach in its work, especially to build the Youth’s capacity and to reflect and mainstream the key principle of participation. o 3) child rights program: ALEF is in the process of establishing a program for children’s rights; by working towards the capacity-building of civil society with respect to children’s rights and by implementing advocacy and lobbying activities based on ALEF’s child-related publications, ALEF seeks societies in which stakeholders are held accountable for their duties towards children, and in which children are active participants in decision-making rather than passive recipients of rights. TARGET Youth between 16 and 25 years old coming from different political, social, religious backgrounds Stakeholders, ministers.. Students universities and schools... it depends on each program or project Dragan Markoski Macedonia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Youth Association creACTive – www.cre-act-ive.org OBJECTIVES creACTive is a youth association for support of creativity and active citizenship of young people. Formed in 2007, creACTive has a main aim to assist young people’s development by providing them with a variety of non-formal education activities. ACTIVITIES creACTive currently has one Youth Centre in Kavadarci and two Youth Clubs – one in Skopje and another one in the village of Drenovo. A number of different activities are developed in these centers - from workshops, concerts, volunteer actions, seminars and sport competitions to various performances and other events. creACTive’s international work includes youth exchanges and training courses organized in Macedonia and in other countries, mainly in the framework of the Youth in Action Programme of the European Commission. creACTive also sends and hosts volunteers through the European Voluntary Service, and since 2008 it acts as a Contact Point of the Youth in Action Programme for Macedonia. Once a month, creACTive is publishing the Youth Magazine LIBERTAS, which is fully prepared by young people from around the world, and distributed worldwide. Read about LIBERTAS at www.libertas.cre-act-ive.org. TARGET creACTive works with young people from the whole country belonging to different ethnic, religious and cultural groups. Our work is mainly focused on young people aged 13 to 25. Through our activities, we tend to encourage the development of intercultural cooperation and understanding among young people in Macedonia coming from different cultures. Since last year creACTive is also focused on working with young people living in rural areas and isolated villages, fostering their inclusion in the society. There are about 600 young people involved monthly in our activities. Elena Veselovscaia Moldova National assistance and information Centre for NGOs in Moldova “Contact” - www.contact.md OBJECTIVES To contribute to the development of the civil society in the Republic of Moldova by providing information, consulting, training, facilitation services, grants and technical assistance. To consolidate civic society by means of viable powerful network creation of non-governmental organizations and speaks in support of real, open and effective dialog between governmental and non-governmental sectors. To develop civil society to encourage the youth initiatives, youth organizations. To develop youth responsibilities and to involve them into non profit sector, non formal education etc. ACTIVITIES “Contact” Centre offers information services, trainings, consultations, promoting programmes, oriented to consolidate organizational, personal capacities of all civil society and non-govermental sector. "Contact" supports youth initiatives. In a special way the activities of the center is aimed at Transdnestrian conflict region. For moldavian youth and youth from Moldavian Transdestrian region we organize numerous seminars, trainings as well as involving them in our programms. TARGET 1.Target group : youth representatives of non-governamental sector, interest: to involve them in non-governamental activities, cultural exchange. Young people from Transdnetrian Region are invloved in Moldovan non- governamental sector, experience exchange, in order to create of a background of peaceful relationships in the Republic of Moldova 2.Local communities (age 18-50), interest : economic development of community, Economic background. Yousef Sider Palestinian Authority of the West Bank and Gaza Strip Volunteering for Peace - vfpeace.blogspot.com OBJECTIVES Volunteering for Peace is a Palestinian non-governmental youth organization aiming to participate in establishing a bridge between the different cultural and faith groups in Palestine and the Mediterranean Region. The Purpose of VFP is Spreading the idea of peace, interfaith and non-violence in the world and creating a bridge between Muslims and Christians in Palestine. The idea came to create a working group to discuss in a regular basis regarding the different aspects of the daily life and to encourage cooperation between the different faith groups. ACTIVITIES Organize different workshops, training programs and exchanges in topics related to interfaith, non-violence, peace building, conflict resolution, intercultural learning and other topics. Volunteering for Peace has over 100 volunteers accross Palestine and participanted in different Euro-med exchanges in France, Malta, Greece, Netherlands and Italy. We also organized different activities for youth from different parts of the world. TARGET We work with youth age from 18-35 in different sectors and different topics. The topics are about peace education and cultural exchanges. Wojciech Kessel Poland SCI One World Association Poland - www.jedenswiat.org.pl OBJECTIVES Promoting peace and mutual understanding by means of international and national voluntary programs and education. ACTIVITIES Short term voluntary projects (workcamps) Long term voluntary projects (EVS, LTV program etc) Workshop and seminars, also on international level (with other branches of SCI) Educational program which includes lessons at schools and topic campaigns TARGET Not specified For workcamps everyone can go, and age, background etc... is not a problem Diana Anna Janczewska Poland Borderland Foundation - www.pogranicze.sejny.pl OBJECTIVES The main goal of the foundation is to teach youths the multicultural dialogue, local culture, diversity, tolerance, history, conflicts from the past that remained and have influence nowadays. To reach the goals we use many different and innovative tools. Art, music, photography, theatre, modern culture are not the only one. Each project involve different problem which is connected with a culture, nations, conflicts and try to explain it and make youths understand it in the simpler way. It’s some kind of a chain, the foundation make the first link and the youths explore it themselves making the researches, talking with their grandparents, visiting archives, being curious…Nobody is forced to do something. The youths come and want to do this kind of work, focus on the past, history of their family which is directly connected with history of their region. The organization try to show that different doesn’t mean worst. Projects involve especially youths from different nations like Polish, Lithuanian, Russian, Jewish, Bosnian, Serbian and many others. It depends which kind of project we promote, if it is directly connected with our region or if it try to outline the global problem. ACTIVITIES The Foundation, Borderland – arts, cultures, nations” organize a lot of cultural events connected with differences, tolerance and dialogue between nations. It is the main point of its function and structure. It’s an independent non - governmental organization that doesn’t conduct any political and economic activity. The Foundation's program activity is devoted exclusively to propagating the ethos of the borderland, and to building bridges between the peoples of different religions, ethnicities, nationalities, and cultures. It gives an opportunity for youths to take part in many interesting projects and also manage them. As a result of this innovative kind of work are many events like exhibitions, spectacles, concerts, presentations that we can share not only with participants but also citizens, local authorities and especially with our families. The organization organize workshops that involve artists, cultural animators, youths and children. We try to explain them difficult, complicated kind of politic, historical problems in many ways. After that they become so curious that they continue this work themselves. Most of them try to make their own projects, make their own groups of interests, try to find their own favorite background of work. We provide them the space, technical needs, administration support and obviously we try to help them in case of any kind problem. TARGET I used to work with “Sejny cronicles” group. I was thirteen years old when I joined the them. I stayed there six years. My friends were more or less in the same age. We made a lot of projects like “Bosnian triptych” which took place in Bosnia and Herzegovina. We worked in a very special place called Mostar. Magic city where during the war the central place, line between nations, the symbol of peace was destructed – the old Mostar bridge. With Serbian, Bosnian, Muslim and British youths we tried to reconstruct it. Our work was based on dialogue, peacebuilding, tolerance, religion, history, politics which were the reasons of this conflict. We tried to understand it and not to say whose is the fault. The most difficult thing after the conflict is the lack of confidence between people. We tried to avoid it and build some kind of a new friendship between “children of the war” who actually were the victims. They haven’t got any choice, they were forced to take part in the conflict even if they didn’t want. As a group we also realized many different kind of cultural projects played out with European Program “Youth” especially “Youth in action”. We realized projects like “Bounded with a place”. It was twelve meetings with Polish and Lithuanian artists. We made the same number of paintings that shows the culture of our regions, religion, history which is very fragile because of the war between our nations. We wanted especially to work together without any borders, prejudices. At the end of our project we published some kind of calendar that includes all these pictures, photos, sculptures that we made. It is a thing that we hope will measure only the peacetime. We donated it for a local administration, schools, friends, our families, almost everyone! Another project that we realized was called “Cultural Coffee House”. It was a place open for everyone during the holidays. Youths from our city could stay there watching the movies, having discussions, participating in artist’s meeting, enjoy their free time in more ambitious and creative way. We done also the workshops with the children. They sang with us old chants, we told them stories about our city, we painted together. It was very challenging experience cause we were the teachers! After this project everyone said that Sejny need this kind of place but for whole year. It was a success hearing some kind of words. Sara Segurado Portugal Associação Spin para o Intercâmbio, Formação e Cooperação entre os Povos - www.a-spin.pt OBJECTIVES SPIN Association is a non profit, non governmental organisation for development whose aim is to promote youth activities, international trainings, exchange and cooperation projects, especially targeted at young with fewer opportunities in order to promote awareness and foster human rights, tolerance, mutual understanding and peace. SPIN puts a strong focus in the intercultural dimension of its projects as a means raising awareness in its beneficiaries and in the public opinion in general that we are all part not only of our local community but also of Europe and the world. Providing access to our activities to people with fewer opportunities – particularly young people – in order to facilitate their social inclusion is also one of our main commitments. A key aspect of our work is the promotion of voluntary service as an instrument to stimulate young people's active involvement of their capacities and their communities, be it considered on a local basis or on a broader, international dimension. We truly believe in a solid European cooperation through the spreading of the volunteering spirit and mutual understanding among youth. Our organization is determined to empower young people and especially those pertaining to marginalized social groups, with disabilities or facing other forms of social exclusion, in order to widen their horizons, develop their personal and professional growth and expand their European awareness and active citizenship. ACTIVITIES Promotion of international activities for young people, especially International youth exchanges on the field of human rights, culture and arts and sustainable development; and EVS projects (both sending and hosting), as well as training courses about interculturality and human rights. TARGET The main target group is Young people aged 15-30 years old. However, as our office is based in a socially marginalized neighbourhood of Lisbon, we are also especially focused on working with young people with fewer opportunities, as second generation immigrants from African and Roma origin, who face discrimination and shortage of opportunities in the labour market, frequently dropping out from school and facing a lack of motivation for searching solutions to improve their situation besides the ones offered in the neightbourhood (such as selling drugs and stealing). These young people are very difficult to work with, as they easily quit the activities and fight among each other(between Roma youngsters and youngsters from Green Cape and Guinea); they are all belonging to families which knowadays have portuguese nationality and which are being supported by the Local municipality, which has given them housing; but we believe it is missing education and work opportunities for the youngsters, as they live in conflict. Besides these youngsters from the neighbourhood, we are also often contacted by other young immigrants resident in Portugal studying at the highschool and University as well as portuguese nationals from every place in the country, who come to participate in the activities we promote. Ana Sofia Lopes Monteiro Portugal Associação Juvenil de Santa Maria – AJISM - www.ajism.net OBJECTIVES We want to act positively regarding the Island's youth, giving them what they can't get at home or at the school. ACTIVITIES All sort of activities with main focus on sport, culture and education (scholar and sexual). We provide a safe environment for the young, in sports, culture or new technologies, like internet. We work all year concerning youth activities. We work with young children from 6 years to 18 years. Our target are young with social problems. We have 5 youth centers all over the island and provide computers and other things they need. We provide alternate daily activities as voluntary or help unemployed young people finding different opportunities TARGET Young people between 6 and 35 years old. People with less and fewer opportunities. Sofija Zaklan Predojevic Serbia Your zone OBJECTIVES To develop communication and understanding between young people in Balkan, and between them and the rest of youngsters in Europe. We are fighting against discrimination in local communities, at first level, but also against discrimination toward minority groups in Serbia, and we are trying to foster promotion of human rights in every aspect of everyday life. My organisation is trying to underline the importance of activism among young people, and we are trying to involve youngsters and rise awerness of this in our society. ACTIVITIES We are very young organisation, it took is time to realise that we need to organise ourselves to do something for our society. Now we are making network of our possible partners in future activities, to improve our ideas and found out what are the first steps we can do in order to really meet the needs of oyung people in our nearby community. We are writing some projects for sport parks in cooperation with local government, and we plan to appear on some festivals and give hand-outs with our contats and basic goals that we deal with. We want to cooperate closely with some organisation from Kosovo, beacuse it is the main problem in Serbia. Nationalism exists between young people in Serbia, and there is an urgent need to overcome this. TARGET We work mostly with students, because it is very easy for us to make a contact with them, since we are all students in our organisation. But, our next mission is to try to make impact in some other parts of society, in high schools, young people who already work, who live in smaller municipalites. Everyone who has time and will to help us in making our goals come true are welcome. Kenan Aydın Turkey Gölcük Arama Kurtarma Derneği (Gesotim) - www.gesotim.org OBJECTIVES GESOTIM, the rescue team, has hold some physilogical seminars about preparation for catastrophe since 1999. Our slogan is "To rescue only a life for life" and our aim is to make people consicious about catastrophes. ACTIVITIES We often organize seminars in different cities and distinct areas of a city at primary schools, high schools, universities and some educational institutions. During the commemorative ceremony about 17th August, with the help of our scientists, we have participated in some vital duties about making people conscious. At the date of 10th November 1999, after our educations at home and abroad, our institution has joined 29 operations and in these operations, we rescued 17 people alive and 69 people were found death. TARGET From primary school up to university students can be our target group. They come from the different economic and social parts of the society. Everbody is importrant for us so we give valuable information for everyone. Stanislava Shakirova Ukraine Ukrainian youth NGO “Youth Association of Public Diplomats” – www.mondnews.blogspot.com OBJECTIVES Ukrainian youth NGO “Youth Association of Public Diplomats” (further in tenor YAPD) created: o To let the young specialists obtain the professional development in sphere of international relations, political science, information and PR-technologies. o To unite active people, who really care about the Ukrainian’s position in the eyes of the world community and Ukrainian’s role on the international arena. These conditions led to the creation of YAPD which offers unity for achieving common goals to the young people, who care about our country. ACTIVITIES Creation and renewal of the friendly partnership between the Ukrainian youth (schools, universities, NGOs) and their foreign colleagues. Creating Centers of Youth Diplomacy all over the Ukraine and further control of theirs activity. Promotion of the positive image of the country. Promoting democratization and civil society development through holding consultations, round tables, discussion clubs, friendly meeting and admission the access to the authoritative sources of information. Informing the young generation about European and Euro- Atlantic integration of Ukraine. Informing the young generation about the relations and cooperation between Ukraine, Russian Federation and the Commonwealth of Independent States. Distribution of the ideas of democracy and tolerance among the young generation. Acquaintance the young generation with history, tradition, culture, economics, politics of our country and also of the other countries. Getting the youth to the rules of international diplomatic etiquette and basics of diplomacy. Identification and analysis of historical facts which could form the new principles of relations as in Ukrainian society and also beyond it. Promoting the youth to study the true history of Ukraine. Collaboration and learning the experience of international organizations and government authorities in international relations. Conduct and participating in thematic congresses, forums, conferences, meetings, councils, discussion clubs, round tables, etc. Information-advocacy, enlightenment of activity in media. Improving the knowledge of foreign languages. TARGET YAPD is an organization which based on common interests of its young disciples in the age under 35 years, created to let the young specialists obtain the professional development in sphere of international relations, political science, information and PR-technologies. Tamara Shcherbak Armenia "EDUC" Youth Educational Studio - www.educ.am OBJECTIVES to facilitate adaption of young people in a rapidly changing society through different trainings, debates, round table discussions, etc., to address the issues connected with disadvantaged young people, particularly their personal and professional development, ACTIVITIES organizing of training modules aimed to facilitate the entrance of young people to the job market (time and stress management,team building, etc.), workshops and internships in psychology, ecology and tourism, encouraging intercultural learning through hosting foreign volunteers, conferences, seminars on hot topics in our modern society. TARGET Young people from 16 up to 35, from different cultural and national backgrounds, particularly students of last year of their studies who look for a job, as well as youngsters from unstable and conflict areas. Flour Lieselot Belgium Jeugdhuis Wollewei - www.wollewei.be OBJECTIVES We work with youngsters and teenagers and we have the following objectives: taking initiative and responsibility starting a process and to end it with a good sense of responsibility being in interaction with other minded people stimulation of self confidence upon children, and teenagers invalidation of negative stereotypes giving them the experience of success enlargement of their capacities lowering the threshold towards more possibilities ACTIVITIES organizing workshops, parties, readings, trips networking with other youth organizations and youth movements youth initiatives organized by council or government project working TARGET teenagers/youngsters from the age of 14 -25 years old ( even older) all youngsters and teenagers!