Youth in Peace Education International Training 2014 in Istanbul, Turkey

Deadline:  27 August 2014, 17.30 (GMT+2)
Open to: participants between the ages of 15 and 29 years old, from CEE, CIS and MENA regions
Venue: 22-28 September 2014 in Istanbul, Turkey


The International Youth Leadership Academy (IYLA) created and based in Istanbul by a community of international and Turkish partner organizations, including UNICEF, is a space for non-formal education, capacity building and enhancement of leadership skills for youth.

The proposed international training program of IYLA will take place on 22-28 September 2014 in Istanbul, Turkey. The training will be conducted based on the experience and knowledge of experts and trainers from Habitat Center for Development and Governance and UNICEF long with Peace Educators. The main aim of this programme is to develop the capacity of local youth leaders and to support them to actively contribute to their own communities in building peace and to increase their role in peaceful activities.


Participants will be selected from countries in the CEE, CIS and MENA regions. Young people from other parts of the world are also encouraged but the priority will be given to the applications from those given regions. Application criteria are as follows:

  • be between 15 and 29 years of age,
  • have the ability to use English as the working language throughout the training program,
  • represent a youth NGO (priority will be given to those that work on conflict resolution or/peace studies as well as youth participation)
  • and/or be in youth work (as a volunteer or as a fresh professional)
  • be willing to play an active role in the sessions,
  • be able and willing to follow the process and actively implement the activities required by the programme,
  • have the opportunity to share their new knowledge, skills and contacts within their own organizations following the program,
  • be committed to carrying out follow-up activities and be active in localising the knowledge,


Working language of the program will be English. Participants should be proficient in English. Training participants will be selected based on gender-equality and diversity of background. Selection will be conducted through the criteria mentioned above.


Travel costs and accommodation (including meals) will be covered by the program. Only selected applicants will be informed about this process.


Supporting agencies or organizations are requested to send us a reference letter stating how your organization or agency can support you in the follow-up activities. Moreover, there is no format for the letter, yet it is important to see how your participation is important for the sending organization in conducting similar activities in your own community. The letter should be sent to

In order to apply, register HERE.

NOTE! Please answer all the questions!

DEADLINE: 27 August 2014, 17.30 (GMT+2)

Only selected applicants will be informed by 5 September 2014 and receive the program documentation directly.

30 participants will be selected on the basis of the profile outlined above.  During the selection process, criteria will be applied to ensure a balance between sexes, geographical regions, and the diversity of religions, cultures, organizations and experiences. Young people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.



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