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DocuPeace Training Course: A New Way to Peacebuilding through Documentary Filmmaking

Training Course

6-13 February 2024 | Munich, Germany

DOCUPEACE project aims to equip participants with knowledge, competencies and practical experience in alternative tools of video making and documentary making that can be used to promote peace in Europe through local and international actions. 

�� What is the DOCUPEACE project about? ��

The 21st century has already demonstrated that stories have an enormous influence on our behaviors. Corporations, politicians, and young people alike use visual media to capture our attention and deliver various types of content.

Activists, peacebuilders, youth workers, and all individuals who are passionate about making the world a better place can do the same! We can harness the power of visual media to convey nuanced messages, promote values like nonviolence, and even connect people from different sides of conflicts.

DOCUPEACE is a program designed for those who want to learn how to use documentaries to combat various forms of violence and promote a culture of peace.

The aim of the project is to equip 28 youth workers from 7 European countries with knowledge, competencies and practical experience in alternative tools of video making and documentary making that can be used to promote peace in Europe through local and international actions. 

Objectives of the project are:

  • To foster the skill development and the active citizenship of youth workers through documentary filmmaking as a non-formal tool for making them changemakers to create awareness on the issues that they define as important and to foster peace through documentaries
  • To equip youth workers with knowledge and skills of concepts to be acquainted with a peaceful conflict resolution such as non-violent communication skills, the culture of peace and peacebuilding, human rights
  • To develop participants’ competencies on practical 101 tools in documentary filmmaking, particularly sensitive approach to the documentary character, and familiarize with the process of pre-production, production and postproduction
  • To facilitate the process of designing at least 3 documentary projectswith synopsis, recording a series of 5 interviews with activists and designing 4 follow-up documentary script ideas to be implemented in the partner countries that will multiply the participant’s project-related skills
  • To create a short remake of K. Kieślowski “Talking Heads” documentary and disseminate it through YPA network channels and the Momos Film production company
  • To enhance the understanding of democratic values, civic engagement, and the impact on the lives of young people

To achieve these goals, participants will undergo two 6-day training sessions:

In Munich, Germany, the focus will be on peace and nonviolence. In collaboration with the local film school, participants will also be introduced to professional film equipment and learn the basics of videography.

In Mardin, Türkiye, the focus will shift to practical videography and documentary skills. Participants will work with an experienced documentary director and engage in extensive fieldwork.

6–13 February 2024 [Munich, Germany] (including travel dates)
19–26 March 2024 [Mardin, Türkiye] (including travel dates)


�� This project is for you if you are:

  • a youth worker interested in filmmaking and documentaries, an artist, activist, youth leader, young person, teacher, university student, human rights activist, staff, youth worker, professional involved in the education or training of youth;
  • a youth worker who wants to enhance your teaching, training, and youth work skills by adding video-making tools to your toolkit;
  • an active trainer in non-formal education, especially within a youth organization, engaged in youth work activities or working with an NGO, and you aim to raise awareness about contemporary challenges like i.e. climate change, migrations, and hate speech;
  • a young video creator eager to develop your skills in peacebuilding and interested in sharing this knowledge as a youth worker;
  • someone active in the youth field, taking a leadership role in various youth activities and programs within your organization and beyond;
  • a young person who believes in positive changes in your community and who is passionate about addressing local issues committed to self-improvement, and actively seeks innovative solutions to social challenges;
  • school teacher in art and humanities.

The project is open to 28 participants from 7 countries, aged between 18 and 35 years old. However, we won’t rule out participants from other age groups if they align with the project’s profile.

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Applications are closed

The application deadline was 27 November 2023.

Date of selection: 30 November 2023

Training overview


This Training Course is

for 28 participants

from France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Poland, Spain

and recommended for

Youth workers, Trainers, Youth leaders, Youth project managers, Youth policy makers, Volunteering mentors, Youth coaches, Teachers, educators

Accessibility info:

This activity and venue place are accessible to people with disabilities.

Working language(s):



planIMPACT - Verein für Menschenrechte, Frieden und Entwicklung e.V. (Youth NGO)

The “DocuPeace Training Course: A New Way to Peacebuilding through Documentary Filmmaking” training course is designed and implemented by planIMPACT — Verein für Menschenrechte, Frieden und Entwicklung e.V. and the Youth Peace Ambassadors Network within the support of the German National Agency of the Erasmus Plus Programme.

planIMPACT e.V. — Verein für Menschenrechte, Frieden und Entwicklung is a Germany-based non-profit, non-governmental organization. Our mission is to develop a culture of peace by promoting human rights, peace and democracy, stand up for the reduction of prejudices and free and equal society and set an active beacon against any form of discrimination by empowering young individuals and raising their knowledge and capacities in different areas.

Youth Peace Ambassadors Network (YPAN) is an informal network of 125 young peacebuilders from across Europe who work with and in conflict-affected communities. The majority of the members of the network are trained on human rights, non-formal education, and conflict transformation by the Council of Europe in the long-term project (2011–2014).

Our Mission: The YPA Network wants to develop a culture of peace by empowering young people, and promoting human rights, dignity, equality, and respect for diversity through education, advocacy, and other non-violent actions through projects at the local and international levels.


  • Youth Peace Ambassadors Network (Others)

Contact for questions:

planIMPACT - Verein für Menschenrechte, Frieden und Entwicklung e.V.

E-mail: info@planimpact.de


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Participation fee


Accommodation and food

Organisation and costs for accommodation and food
The accommodation as well as food will be provided by the organization during the training. Any costs that exceed the period of the training have to be covered by own expenses. 

Travel reimbursement

Travel costs will be reimbursed. Depending on the country of origin, the limit to which we will be able to reimburse will differ. The general condition of the reimbursement is the provision of all travel tickets as well as attendance for the whole period of the training. Travel budget limits will be shared with the participants upon their selection.

Participants are entitled to receive a Youthpass certificate from the organiser, for recognition of their competence development during the activity. Read more about Youthpass:

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