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From Hate to a Peace of Art

The training activity took place
in Dilijan, Armenia
organised by Loesje Armenia
November 2017
Reference person

Hranush Shahnazaryan

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Aims & objectives

Explore the role and influence of young people in times of crisis;
Explore how to work with young people engaging in hate speech
Explore youth work as a tool for peace and reconciliation;
Explore art based strategies for dealing with conflict and conflict situations;

Target group & international/intercultural composition of the group & team

Trainer team:
Hranush Shahnazaryan - Director of Loesje, trainer and organiser. Armenia
Nik Paddison - Full time freelance trainer in the European youth field. UK/Montenegro

22 participants
10 countries
Peace activists, youth leaders, youth workers

Training methods used & main activities

Combination of non-formal education activities, theories, games and exercises combined with different art forms (photography, spoken word, dance, music...)

Outcomes of the activity

Production and creation of 5 pieces of art expressing different aspects of conflict transforming and peacebuilding. Exhibition of arts in local youth cafe.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

Co-trainer with Hranush to design and implement the programme, writing sessions, evaluating...

I worked on this training for 7 days days as a full time trainer.

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