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The Art of Nonviolent Dialogue

Training Course

13-20 April 2024 | Berlin , Germany

2 activities: Training Course and Tools Development on Mediation and Nonviolent Communication as the basis for conflict transformation

AIM: to provide 30 youth workers with the necessary skills, knowledge, and competencies in nonviolent communication and mediation as central ideas of conflict transformation, and create practical tools to foster peacebuilding and conflict transformation on a grassroots level.


  • To understand the basic concepts of nonviolent conflict transformation and its principles, by exploring further peace, violence, conflict, peacebuilding and nonviolence;
  • To become familiar with the basics, methods, and processes of mediation and develop the ability to practice and apply the learned mediation concepts.
  • To develop knowledge and practice in nonviolent communication, dialogue, active listening and empathy and how to use them in transforming conflicts within or between groups.
  • To explore methods and tools for conflict analysis and mapping to understand local realities better and apply nonviolent tools to deal with conflicts;
  • To design and create digital and analog tools for conflict transformation based on the principles of mediation and nonviolent communication.
  • To plan follow-up actions for using and implementing the created tools in real-life situations, such as providing support and training for youth workers and organizations in using the tools effectively.

This is a project with 2-training activities. By joining you are committed to taking part in both trainings 

The activities (training) will take place in:

first training: 13–20.04.2024. (with traveling dates) in Berlin, Germany;

second training 15–22.09.2024. (with traveling dates) in Reichenau an der Rax, Austria.

In the meantime between the activities, we will run online meetings and webinars to support the cooperation and common work.


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Applications are closed

The application deadline was 10 February 2024.

Date of selection: 17 February 2024

Training overview


This Training Course is

for 30 participants

from Austria, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, KOSOVO * UN RESOLUTION, Poland, Portugal, Türkiye

and recommended for

Youth workers, Trainers, Youth leaders, Youth project managers, Youth coaches

Working language(s):



Peace Up! (Youth NGO)

The Youth Peace Ambassadors Network (YPAN) is an informal network of 125 young peacebuilders from across Europe who work with and in conflict-affected communities.

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.

Peace Up! is an organization established in 2020, with objectives to promote the theory and practice of peace education, non-violent conflict transformation and reconciliation work at local, national, and international level, and to raise public awareness of the ideas of peace work and non-violence. Peace Up! is engaged in organizing and implementing seminars, workshops, training courses and further education and scientific papers and cultural products in the theory and practice of peace education, youth work, non-violent conflict transformation and reconciliation work.

Contact for questions:



Phone: +381645250062


Participation fee

We believe in one thing, the power of peace education and the right for all to have an opportunity. That is why, thanks to the ERASMUS+ scheme, we can provide this training for you for FREE.

Accommodation and food

Accommodation and food is provided by the organizers thanks to Erasmus+

Travel reimbursement

We will be able to reimburse you for your travel to Germany (1st Activity) with a limit of:

Germany — 23 Eur (up to 180, depending on the distance of traveling);

Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, — 360 Eur;

Austria, Kosovo*, France, Italy, Poland, Türkiye — 275 Eur;

Traveling limits for the second activity, in Austria, will be shared with you after acceptance.

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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