Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange – Youth, Peace and Security Interactive Open Online Course

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Application Deadline: April 5th 2020

The world today is seeing the largest ever youth population. This generation is proving to be active agents of conflict transformation and peace building. The roles and power of young people to contribute to positive social change are being recognized from governments, to researchers and civil society.

This interactive course provides the unique chance to exchange perspectives and experiences with your peers from diverse countries and cultural backgrounds. Stimulated by original expert materials developed jointly by UNOY and Search for Common Ground, you will be introduced to core concepts of violence, conflict and peace.

Address questions like, is peace possible? What forms does violence take? What is the Youth, Peace and Security
agenda? What tools are used in conflict transformation?

Requirements

This interactive online course is open to individuals between the age of 18-30. In addition, applicants should
reside in, or hold the nationality of one of the Erasmus+ programme countries or Southern Mediterranean countries.
Participation is free of charge.

Interactive Open Online Courses

Interactive Open Online Courses provide youth with the opportunity to learn both with and from their peers across
cultural contexts and national boundaries in facilitated online meetings alongside relevant skill-building activities and dynamic content provided by expert academics and practitioners.

These courses combine the deep impact of intercultural exchange with the broad reach of online learning to allow more young people to have meaningful intercultural learning experiences as part of their formal or non-formal education.

Interactive Open Online Courses are part of Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange. This project provides an accessible, ground-breaking way for young people to engage in intercultural learning.

An Innovative Learning Experience

Participants in the courses are provided with the opportunity to:
• Engage with youth from different countries, cultures and migration backgrounds in a virtual classroom;
• Discuss topical themes like technological innovations, social identity and culture;
• Learn from expert content and materials;
• Improve language and communication skills;
• Build 21st-century skills that improve employability, including the ability to work in a virtual and intercultural
environment;
• Gain an Erasmus+ digital badge and become an Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange alumni.

This is a paced-course: participants are expected to interact and meet weekly requirements. The estimated time commitment is 2.5-3 hours per week. All you need is a computer and internet access. Please see the Course Outline for details.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange

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