We apply a multifaceted approach including different strategies to ensure the best outcomes for our community.
This includes theoretical and practical training as well as combining both in consultancy and advocacy.
In such a globalised digital world that is increasingly interconnected, the exchange of ideas and perspectives have a significant role in shaping our understandings and experiences. This is best achieved through international training activities where a creative marketplace of ideas is created. Here the concept of transnationalism is the standard, while the ability of multilingualism is the norm. Together both ensure effective learning interactions.
Throughout all activities and programs, we encourage and support the extensive and intensive interdisciplinary, intersectionally, and multidisciplinary academic research of all participants. Academic research is therefore an integrated tool in all our carried our events. Researches (articles, studies, issue papers, and policy analysis) are continuously conducted and shared with the international respective stakeholders.
With the enormous knowledge and experience of our staff and members in the European and international social, cultural, and political landscape we have unique and evidence-based expertise in various issues such as conflict analysis, Peacebuilding, and social resilience. Upon inquiry, we cooperate with other organisations and institutions to help them with the realization of their capacity development projects and youth activities.
Innovation and flexibility are needed to maximize the outcomes and impact of the activities. These two concepts are best applied through nonformal educational methods. These include role-plays, simulations, structured debates, intercultural dialogues, theatrical forums, group discussions and interactive games. All these methods and more build together an alternative to classic education and they provide lifelong competences and outcomes.
Our training programs and activities are designed and implemented drawn on evidence-based, results-based, hands-on interactive exercises, cutting-edge research, and best practices in the fields of peacebuilding, intercultural dialogue, non-violent communication, conflict analysis, conflict transformation, critical thinking, agile engagement, and empowerment, as well as design, monitoring, execution and evaluation.
We work with a broad target audience with the aim of promoting and raising awareness of human rights and the prevalence of cultural democracy and participation. We also support media campaigns in cooperation with social, civil, and political organisations and institutions, as well as with journalists and activists to ensure the successful promotion and delivery of international messages and issues in their right contexts.
Improving the participation in social, democratic, political and civic spheres on the grassroots level to contribute to the local development and help with shaping local policies through democratic processes.
Improving the personal and professional competences among youth to help them grow their careers and improve their lives through developing their sense of initiative to become changemakers.
Improving the sense of and the spirit for values and principles among young people to help them to build a more common understanding and real mutual respect that together advance the progress of local societies.
Improving the synergies between youth and the local societies including diverse and disadvantaged groups to build an inclusive culture of tolerance and solidarity that connects, not separates us.