Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange

Youth Peace and Security

Dive into concepts of violence, conflict and peacebuilding and explore young people’s roles in transformation.

Is peace possible? From where does violence stem? What tools are used in conflict transformation, and what new collaborations may be possible with the networks you will build in this course? 

Based on expert content developed jointly by UNOY and Search for Common Ground, you will be introduced to core concepts of peace and security while exchanging ideas and perspectives with your peers as you explore together the roles and power of young people to transform conflict.

Eligible applicants can apply by clicking here >   

The application deadline is April 5 2020. This course is open and free of charge to anyone between 18- 30 years old and is a resident in or with the nationality of, one of the Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange Project countries.  

Overview

  • Dates: 13 April – 7 May 
  • Duration: 4 weeks
  • Language: English, Arabic
  • Deadline to apply: April 5

Youth are no longer seen as simply either a group to protect or to blame in conflicts around the world, where government, civil society, and researchers are now recognising the power of young people acting as agents of conflict transformation and peacebuilding. Together with students from other countries and diverse cultural backgrounds, explore deeply the concepts of violence, conflict, and peace and what roles you can take in the contexts you live and work in. 

This 4-week course is of specific interest to any young person curious about how to make a positive social change or understand more about conflict and peace, whether you are a student, a volunteer, or a young professional. All you need to participate is a computer and internet access. This is a paced-course, and participants are expected to interact and meet weekly exchange requirements alongside their peers. The estimated time commitment is 2.5-3 hours per week. An  Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange digital badge is given to participants who successfully meet the course requirements.

For more details on the weekly themes, assignments and method of assessment please see the COURSE OUTLINE here > 

 

Who can join?
Application is open to youth between the age of 18-30. In addition, eligible participants should reside in, or hold the nationality of one of the Erasmus+ programme countries or Southern Mediterranean countries. Participation is free of charge.  Eligible participants can apply individually online (go to the section ‘Apply’).

We offer support and consultation to partnering organisations that would like eligible students, volunteers or affiliates to take part in Interactive Open Online Courses. Please contact our partnerships team below; see the section ‘Partnership inquiries’.

Apply

This course is open and free of charge to anyone between 18- 30 years old and is a resident in or with the nationality of, one of the Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange Project countries.  

Eligible applicants can apply by clicking here > 

The application deadline is April 5 2020.

Questions?

Contact the course team here:

 

Partnership Enquiries

Interactive Open Online Courses provide youth with the opportunity to learn both with and from their peers across cultural contexts and national boundaries. The facilitated online sessions are organized around relevant skill-building activities and discussing dynamic content provided by expert academics and practitioners.

If you are interested in offering this course to your students, volunteers in your organisation, or other eligible participants, please contact us. We are happy to offer more information and discuss possible partnership arrangements.

Partners Contact

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Interactive Open Online Courses

Interactive Open Online Courses provide youth with the opportunity to learn both with and from their peers across cultural contexts and national boundaries in facilitated online meetings alongside relevant skill-building activities and dynamic content provided by expert academics and practitioners. These courses combine the deep impact of intercultural exchange with the broad reach of online learning to allow more young people to have meaningful intercultural learning experiences as part of their formal or non-formal education. Interactive Open Online Courses are part of Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange. This project provides an accessible, ground-breaking way for young people to engage in intercultural learning.

 

An innovative learning experience

Participants in the interactive courses are provided with the opportunity to:

  • Engage with youth from different countries, cultures and backgrounds in a virtual classroom;
  • Discuss topical themes on technological innovations, social identity and culture;
  • Learn from expert content and materials;
  • Improve language and communication skills;
  • Build 21st-century skills that improve employability, including the ability to work in a virtual and intercultural environment;
  • Gain an Erasmus+ digital badge and become an Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange alumni.

 

Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange

This Interactive Open Online Course is part of the Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange project and as such produced under a contract with the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, financed by the Union’s budget. The opinions expressed are those of the Sharing Perspectives Foundation, our partners and participants only and do not represent the European Commission’s official position.

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