The “activePeace” program, launched in 2016, aims to develop the capacities of young people in areas such as critical thinking, peace education, diversity, conflict resolution/transformation, communication skills, emotional intelligence, and civic activism.
The overall goal of the program is to increase the ability of young changemakers to handle the conflicts which appear naturally (within their organizations, groups, and communities, as well as on the level of formal structures, states and inner peace) and ultimately to transform such conflicts into collaboration.
We believe that any conflict has great potential and challenges us to think deeper, to be more creative, to develop greater understanding, and to search for alternative avenues that are more efficient, more effective, and more productive.
One of the ideas of the program is to combine the new trends in peace education with methods of non-formal education and human-centered design approach, focusing on the needs of each particular community, group or individual. Thus, the program empowers young people to elaborate and implement their own methods and approaches to work with conflicts and to provide “activePeace” in their organizations, communities and groups. In addition, the program aims to create an atmosphere of mutual appreciation and cooperation for citizens from different cultural backgrounds, languages, nationalities and thus contribute to the establishment of sustainable peace.
Target group: young NGO members, students, activists aged 18-27 from all parts of the Republic of Moldova including north, center, south, as well as Transnistria and Gagauzia regions.
The program “activePeace” was developed and launched by Maxim Pijevskii and the team, and implemented by the public association “EcoVisio” in partnership with MitOst e.V. (Berlin) and a friendly financial support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Germany and the Robert Bosch Foundation in the framework of the project “Dialogue for change“.