Foundation for Active Nonviolence

The Foundation for Active Nonviolence ("Stichting voor Actieve Geweldloosheid") was established in 1966 and provides professional training and educative materials. Since 2015 it has been involved with Erasmus+ youth education, under the name "Towards a Nonviolent World". We have successfully implemented four international training courses for youth workers about nonviolent activism, peace-building, conflict resolution and youth empowerment.
The organization has published about 120 brochures and books (including the autobiography of Gandhi), the majority translations from English to Dutch, about a wide range of topics from the nonviolent approach, as well as a quarterly magazine. It also hosts the website (together for peace). In the last five years it has been releasing "A Handbook for a Peaceful Society" to its members, a project that is expected to be concluded in the next two years, incl. an English translation. SVAG held many trainings in nonviolent methods between the mid sixties and midninetees, and produced Dutch workshop materials in areas such as lifestyle, decision-making and democratization processes, communication skills, self-defense methods, mediation, conflict management skills, community development, development of non-violent actions etc.

Past projects

Peace+ Building a Culture of Peace and Nonviolence

A training for youth workers to acquire knowledge and professional skills in nonviolence and peacebuilding, so that they can integrate these in their work.


Training for youth workers to acquire knowledge and professional skills in nonviolence and peacebuilding.

ToNoWo-Learning Peace

This training aimed to empower youth workers by knowledge, skills and insights, so they can prevent and transform conflicts and engage in peaceful relations

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Foundation for Active Nonviolence

Contact person: Nina Koevoets


Skype: ninakoevoets

Foundation for Active Nonviolence is

a Non-profit/Non-Governmental Organisation
based in Netherlands
  • Netherlands
focused on
  • Anti-discrimination
  • Conflict management
  • Human rights
  • Intercultural dialogue
  • Peace and conflict
and interested in:
  • Training and Networking
  • Strategic Partnerships
Foundation for Active Nonviolence in 160 characters:

The Foundation for Active Nonviolence seeks to nonviolently foster a just society in which people treat each other and the environment in a nonviolent way.

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