The Youth Peace Ambassadors Network (YPAN) is organising a training to revitalise the collective imagination through the use of art as an instrument to protect human rights and peace in times of crisis.
The aim of the project is to equip artists with peace-building and human rights education skills to address issues that are a threat to peace, especially in unprecedented times like a war or a global pandemic. The idea is to discover concepts of peace, various forms of violence, conflict, peacebuilding, the culture of peace and human right, but also to understand the importance of peaceful social participation with a focus on art as a tool to bring change in local and international communities. Chosen particiants will create a common booklet ‘ Drawing for Peace’ to raise awareness on human rights violations and organise 4 local activities. Partiipants will also learn about artivism (webinar).
YPAN is looking for people involved in arts, activism, visuals, digital skills or other creative formats; youth workers and leaders interested to learn more about creative methods used in peacebuilding and human rights education. People who believe in positive changes in their communities and are committed to self-development and are seeking innovative and creative solutions to economic and social problems in their communities are also welcome to apply. The organisers aim to include historically underrepresented minorities, especially people coming from the LGBTQ+ movement or the disabilities associations which are still facing discrimination all over Europe.
The activities (trainings) will take place in Guriezo, Span from 14 to of April and in Evian, France from 3 to 10 July 2023. Applications can be submitted until 31 January. Find more information here.