Global Week

Peace Makers Global Week 

Peacemaker is a global movement built up by young people of many groups from different countries, cultures and regions who fight for global justice and peace. Peacemakers fight global injustices and policies that are unfavorable and unjust. Building global justice and peace is the core theme of YGlobal. With a network of partners both in Europe, Africa, and Asia, we create awareness and empower young people to take the lead in the work for a more just world. The Peacemaker movement has been spreading throughout Europe with the help of Erasmus+ Global Week. We believe that everyone can change the world if exposed to the right tools, and that is why Global Week exists.

Global Week

Global Week is a summer event of around 55 young people in Norway for 1 week of discussions, learning, action, and exciting meetings. With participants from 10 countries, Global Week is a place to get a feeling of how small the world is. At Global Week 2022, we talked about what we can do to make the world a better place for everyone. We learned how to develop campaigns, how to get young people involved and how to use different tools and social media to create a more just world. By using the skills and knowledge that our alumni's and new Peacemakers have gained over the years in other previous Global Week gatherings, alumni's and other participants will build their own local communities. Peacemakers' local activities and virtual conferences will ensure that we maximize the resources and skills gained.The past two years (2020 and 2021) has been challenging for everyone, with Covid-19 pandemic continuing to rage in many of our partner countries and limiting conditions for doing physical events.

The main objectives of Peacemakers´Global Week Program are:

1. To equip young people with advocacy tools for engaging in policy reformation at community, regional, national, and international levels, to ensure that youths are a part of the decision-making processes. 

2. To equip young leaders to build alliances and structured dialogues (both between each other and between their organizations) across geographical, cultural, and religious boundaries, to coordinate their campaigns for a greater impact. 

3. To teach youth workers various skills, methods, and techniques for them to easily achieve their objectives in the field of youth work. 

4. To facilitate an exchange of experience between the attending youth workers and organizations, highlighting the different scenarios and obstacles that might be encountered in the field of youth work throughout Europe and the world. 

5. To give the participants the chance to talk about international policies and the SDGs and analyze how civil society can work to achieve the desired policy change. 

6. To build, maintain and further strengthen the relationships between the European organizations. Through this mobility YGlobal wants to make sure that the youth workers attending will be able to reach their full potential. They might have the motivation, but they may not have the knowledge and tools to follow through on their goals.

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