Imagine Peace Summer Camp 2016, Greece

Deadline:  1 March 2016
Open to: participants between the ages of 17 and 25 years old, linked to youth or community projects in their own community
Venue: 24–31 July 2016 in Ancient Olympia, Greece

Description

The British Council along with the International Olympic Truce Centre and under the auspices of the United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace, is organizing the Imagine Peace Summer Camp.

The Summer Camp will take place in International Olympic Academy Facilities in Ancient Olympia, Greece, from 24 July until 31 July 2016. Participants need to arrive in Athens on the 24th July and depart from Athens on the 31st July in the evening or 1st of August.

The overall aim of the Imagine Peace Summer Camp is to engage young people in interactive workshops and sport activities that promote the Olympic Values (Respect, Excellence and Friendship) as well as peace, intercultural dialogue and respect in diversity.

Eligibility

In order to be considered eligible to apply, you must fulfill all of the following criteria:

  • between the ages of 17 and 25
  • able to communicate in English
  • available and fully committed to taking part in the Imagine Peace Summer Camp
  • involved in youth or community projects in their own community and be motivated to implement youth initiatives for peace building following the event
  • curious, open-minded and appreciative of diversity.

Costs

The assisted places scheme covers all programme costs within Greece including accommodation, meals and transport between Athens and Ancient Olympia.

Participants are expected to cover their own international travel costs to and from Athens and any related personal expenses.

Application

Fifty participants from more than fifteen countries from around the world with different cultural and political backgrounds will come together for one week from 24 to 31 July 2016 in Ancient Olympia to take part in a series of educational workshops and sports activities that aim to promote equality and peace, and explore the role of sport in the peaceful resolution of conflict.

Participants will be divided into groups of up to seventeen people, which will be balanced in terms of gender and reflect the diversity of participants’ communities. A team of experienced facilitators, volunteers and Olympic champions will facilitate the programme. The deadline for the assisted places is until Tuesday, 01 March 2016, 23:59.

In order to apply, register HERE.

For further information, please contact: Eleni Senta via Email Eleni.Senta@britishcouncil.gr or Tania Vitsou via Email about@olympictruce.org

The official web-page.