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Global Youth Rising 2016

Global Youth Rising is an International Youth Forum bringing together young activists and peacebuilders from around the world to learn, share and co-create exciting new projects through workshops, discussions and open spaces. The first GYR was held in 2016 in a stunning location in the Romanian countryside and brought almost 70 young change-makers from around the globe together. GYR 2016 was 10 days of intensive trainings, discussions, workshops and practical strategic planning with some of the leading organisations, activists, trainers and practitioners in the world covering peacebuilding, conflict transformation, youth participation and empowerment. Read more …

Multilangual Education in Ukraine

Multilingualism has been conceived and practiced as a tool for dialogue, building capacity and performance around the world, and has proven particularly relevant in multi-ethnic societies in need of dialogue and reconciliation. Following several positive experiences in the former Soviet region, and an expression of interest on the side of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, PATRIR has engaged since 2014 in an initiative to assess the context and later to pilot a multilingual education project (MLE) in three Ukrainian regions:  Odessa, Chernivtsi and Transcarpathia. Read more …

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Crimea Policy Dialogue Project

Crimea Policy Dialogue Project

The project was implemented by PATRIR with financial support from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland. The overall purpose of the project was the establishment of a sustainable mechanism for the prevention of violent escalations of unresolved conflict situations in and related to Crimea.  The desired outcome of the project were the implementation of new policies by relevant institutions in Crimea and dealing with Crimea. A long-term dialogue and research platform has been created within the framework of the project, where inputs are made not only by political and national groups of Crimea but also by influential experts from Kyiv, European Union, Russia and Turkey. Read more …

Searching for Peace in Iraq

The Iraqi and European research project aimed to produce a practical tool for Iraqis and international organizations and agencies working in peacebuilding and conflict transformation in Iraq. The project has been implemented throughout 2009 and 2010, and has developed three major research outputs which have been compiled together into a final report: Strategic Conflict Assessment, Cumulative Impact and Needs Assessment, Strategic Peacebuilding Proposals. The research team was composed of Iraqi researchers from South, Central and North Iraq and research teams in Romania and Spain under the auspices of the Department of Peace Operations (DPO) of PATRIR and in cooperation with NOVA-Center for Social Innovation in Spain. Read more …

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Iraq: Nineveh Province

Nineveh Paths to Social Cohesion, Coexistence and Peace is a major, UNDP-funded project run by the Department of Peace Operations (DPO) and Un Ponte Per (UPP). NPSC commenced in October 2015 and finished in March 2016. NPSC aimed to provide rigorous support for and strengthening of capacity and ownership of local civil society organisations, provincial council and affected communities in Zumar, Sinuni, Wana and Rabi’a in Nineveh Province to effectively develop and implement customized approaches to local / community-based reconciliation and peacebuilding. Read more …

Infrastructures for Peace in Romania

Romania- “Preparing for Peace Romania Network Infrastructures” is a national project funded by the EEA Grants 2009-2014, the and is implemented by the Ecumenical Association of Churches in Romania AIDRom, in partnership with PATRIR. The project was designed to meet the increasingly urgent need of interventions from civil society in situations of violence and conflict, to develop capacity for synergies in the activities of conflict transformation by building the network I4P Romania and to enable Romania’s organizations to facilitate reconciliation processes. Read more …

Contributing to Peace Consolidation in Afghanistan (CPCA)

The CPCA project maps, evaluates and strengthens mandated local / national state, civil society and UN peace consolidation expertise & capacity in Afghanistan, to support the creation of a conducive context for achievement of MDGs in the aftermath of violent conflicts. Using a multi-stakeholder approach, the project strengthens the target group’s capacity for peace consolidation, transition management from peacekeeping/peace enforcement to peacemaking/peacebuilding, and support the improvement of targeted programming for violence prevention. Read more …