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UNOY Peacebuilders Training of Trainers on Transforming Narratives in The Netherlands (Funded)

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Application Deadline: 11 February 2018 at 23.59 CET.

The Training of Trainers on Transforming Narratives is a 6-day training course that will gather 20 young trainers from youth-led peace organisations based in Council of Europe member countries.

At a time when Europe is attempting to address the rise of populism and hate speech, this Training of Trainers aims to build the capacities of young peacebuilders to build build peace across Europe, and globally, by developing narratives that shape positive social relationships. To achieve this, we will work toward to following objectives:

To build the following among 20 youth peace trainers:

  • Capacities (knowledge, skills and attitudes) to transform conflicts
  • Knowledge of the ways in which narratives can influence conflicts
  • Skills to work with their peers to construct and disseminate peaceful narratives
  • Facilitation and training skills, to support their peers to engage with complex issues through non-formal education methodologies

And, to strengthen networks of young trainers with expertise in peacebuilding across Europe.

his ToT has a strong emphasis on training and facilitation skills, as well as conflict transformation and transforming narratives and therefore require participants with very specific profiles to ensure that the training can flow smoothly with the highest standard.

We are therefore looking for participants between 18-30 years old, who:

  • have trainer/facilitator/educator profiles: have conducted trainings themselves, or sessions or workshops either through formal or non-formal education.
  • are active within a youth organisation working on building peace – both UNOY Peacebuilders’ member organisations and non-member organisations aligned with the goals of UNOY Peacebuilders
  • have a basic understanding or experience in peacebuilding, peace education and conflict work (either through studies, trainings or other relevant experience)
  • are residing in one of the 47 Council of Europe member countries. To check whether you are eligible, kindly consult this overview.
  • have initial experience or proven interest in designing and facilitating non-formal education trainings in the field of peacebuilding and conflict transformation
  • are fluent in English since the working language of the training will be English
  • are able to participate in ALL three phases of the ToT

All costs during the course of the training will be covered by the organisers, as well as the travel costs. A participation fee of €120 for all participants will be deducted from the final amount for reimbursement.

The following expenses will be covered by the organisers:

  • Visa fees (if applicable)
  • Local transportation costs to/from the airport
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) and accommodation for the duration of the activity
  • Other ToT related costs (training material, travel costs during the workshop, etc.)

International travel costs will be reimbursed to participants on the basis of the least expensive route between their place of residence and the town in which the course is held. Only the least expensive mean of transportation will be reimbursed (economy class, no taxis). Participants can only book tickets after they have received a confirmation from UNOY Peacebuilders.

How to apply?

In order to apply you should fill in the online application form latest by 11 February 2018 at 23.59 CET. For any questions contact Imre Veeneman (

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the UNOY Peacebuilders Training of Trainers on Transforming Narratives

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