IFM-SEI Presidium visit; Workshop on Peace Education – April 1, 2017

Willy Brandt Center celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Educational Project! Ten years of this project means ten years of cooperation and partnership between four youth movements of the Middle East. The toughest standpoint in a conflict zone is to advocate for peace and dialogue. This exactly is the commitment of IFM SEI – Middle East Cooperation from its very first steps till today.

The visit of the presidium of IFM-SEI gave opportunity not only to celebrate that anniversary but to elaborate the history of the cooperation: Its milestones and achievements as well as its hard times and difficulties and why we never think about giving up!

As Willy Brandt Center Jerusalem, there’s nothing left to say but: Respect and thanks for the trust to let us be part of this unique process and shining example of peace education! We are looking forward to accompany your struggle for the coming ten years and still optimistic that it won’t be long until the Educational Project’s position will be standard.

Palestinians talking about the Holocaust

According to the explicit wish of the members of the Independence Youth Union (IYU) and as part of ongoing process, the Educational Project continues to work with the organization in their efforts to learn about the Holocaust. At the third study trip on this topic in August, some 20 young Palestinians visited the memorial site and museum on the site of the former concentration camp of Dachau. The visit was both preceded and followed by workshops discussing the specific history of Nazi Germany and the lessons and implications for today.

 

 

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IFM Camp in Bavaria, Germany 23.7-5.8.16

Welcome to Another World!

IFM Camp in Bavaria, Germany 23.7-5.8.16

80 young activists from our four educational movements spent two weeks together to put the slogan into action.

From 23rd of July to 5th of August all concerned movements of the educational project of WBC sent delegations to an international youth camp in Germany. Out of more than 2500 young people the four movements came up with around 20 participants each so the region was represented by a group of nearly 80 young activists. Preparation seminars beforehand ensured a great time the movements spent together. Three out of eight theme tents (Peace, Socialism and LGBT) were run by members of the movements from Israel and Palestine. Not only in the theme tents which hosted a great number workshops, seminars and discussion rounds but also aside the movement’s meat for various encounters to get in touch with – and learn from each other.

The four organizations lived together in one part of the campsite.  Since the name of this space was Peace-Camp the motto of the camp was taken very serious: Welcome to Another World! With some great experiences all the participants arrived safely back home. The momentum, though, the shared existence in the camp created keeps on taking effect. Or as one of the participants phrased it: “it’s a tailwind for the work for peace on the ground and all future cooperation.”

 

BarCamp 29.10.15
Facing the Future Together
50 Jahre politischer Jugendaustausch

23-24.10.2015
Jahreskonferenz
Two Narratives – One Future

23-24.10.2015

In order to cope with the upcoming societal challenges and to lay the foundation for sustainable peace, we need to produce and share innovative knowledge linking creative thinking and politics.
The team of WBC presents its current activities and invites you to take part in workshops and discussions on labor rights, natural resources, education and other current topics.

Um die bevorstehenden gesellschaftlichen Herausforderungen bewältigen zu können und die Grundlage für einen dauerhaften Frieden zu legen, brauchen wir neue Ideen. Wir müssen innovatives Wissen, kreatives Denken und Politik miteinander verbinden.
Das WBC präsentiert seine aktuellen Aktivitäten und lädt euch zur Teilnahme an Workshops und Diskussionen über aktuelle Themen ein.

23.10.15 Willy Brandt Center Jerusalem

Reception (open from 4 pm) and Concert (8pm)
Empfang (ab 16:00) und Konzert (20:00)
Ein Rogel St. 22, Jerusalem (Abu Tor)

24.10.15 Tantur Ecumenical Institute

Opening und workshops throughout the day (open doors 9:00, Start 10:00)
Offizielle Zeremonie und Workshops (ab 9.00 Registrierung, 10:00 Beginn)
HaRosmarin St., Jerusalem (Beit Safafa)

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