Sarajevo 2014 Youth Camp Activities Proposal
an article by The Youth Working Group of the PeaceEventSarajevo2014
From June 6-9 2014 an international youth camp
with youth activities will take place in Sarajevo
within the framework of the Peace
Event Sarajevo 2014. It will be a self-
organized place for debate, information, action,
and training on different topics related to non-
violence and peace. The youth camp with its youth
activities will allow young activists from Bosnia
and Herzegovina, Europe and around the world to
share their experience, engage in common
activities, and learn from each other.
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Non-violence and peace are essential for the
future of humankind. What better place is there to
foster a culture of peace and non-violence with
and for the youth than Sarajevo: a city that
serves as a symbol for the last 100 years for
having been the scene of the event that is often
regarded as having triggered World War I, and for
having been place of so much suffering during the
war in Bosnia and Herzegovina two decades ago.
Nowadays Sarajevo is the capital of a war-torn
multicultural society being rebuilt, in the heart
of a region where men and women strive to overcome
the scars of wars that accompanied the breakup of
the former Yugoslav Federation.
It is the youth’s challenge as well as their
responsibility to shape a world full of peace,
non-violence and justice instead of war and
violence. The future belongs to the youth and we
would like to give them and those young in mind
the opportunity to make Sarajevo in June 2014 a
meeting place for peace and non-violence.
We would like to invite you to participate in the
youth camp and the youth activities.
The Youth working group has defined the outlines
of the youth activities and all the organizations
and groups who wish to participate will be invited
to offer concrete proposals for intercultural
exchange, training of non-violence, educational
seminars, direct actions, and cultural, arts and
sportive activities related to these topics.
The next step is this call for activity proposals
and the registration to the youth camp.
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