as a follow-up project to last years peace caravan project we want to bring peace education even further by giving you the chance to learn, exchange skills and practice:
The aim of this planned event is to bring a group of volunteers together, in order to further educate, train & empower them to take on the role of junior trainers within their respective organizations, thus building on & enhancing their previously gained skills and increasing the multiplying impact of their work. Besides that, the training will also provide the opportunity to exchange ideas & elaborate new projects in the field of peace & human rights’ education.
So, who are we looking for?
be 18 years old or older
be able to work in English language
preferably be active in the organisation, know the capacity of the organisation and have the opportunity to be active in the future;
be interested in the training topics and have strong motivation to act as multiplier in the field of promoting peace work;
preferably have nomination and support (and if possible have been prepared for the project) of the eligible SCI branch or Partner organisation;
preferably have participated in a No More War project
commit to implement the learned knowledge and skills in practice back home;
commit to report thoroughly the content of the project to other activists of sending organisation (if any);
commit to actively participate
How to apply?
Application forms for the NMW Summer University 2013, in which you can also find further information, should be sent by e-mail to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org until May 7th, 2013. Another round of applications will be accepted until June 5th, 2013 in case all places are not yet filled. A week after each deadline the decisions will be announced to the applicants.
Where is the place?
Thanks to the efforts of the people from SCI Catalunia, we are going to be at a very inspiring place that is deeply compatible with our SCI core values: http://www.masfranch.org.
Here a quote of what we heard about it so far:
Mas Franch is a very nice house in which a family and a group of volunteers live and produce ecological vegetables. They hold some trainings about permaculture, eco-construction and sustainability, so… the place is interesting itself, and they’re used to host people for trainings.
In addition, the place is in the north-west of Girona, where the peace caravan people visited a workcamp at the end of the peace caravan 2012
All essential costs of the programme (including food, accommodation, and training) will be covered by SCI. 75% of international travel costs will be reimbursed for those not using planes, otherwise 60%. The travel reimbursement for those from other Continents is 80%.
Registration fee: 80 Euros for “old Europe”, 50 Euros for the rest (to be deducted from the travel reimbursement).
Additionally, there is a small fund available for those who for financial reasons cannot afford the required own contribution. Requests to this fund should be submitted on an extra paper together with the application form.