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What is the Peace Bag?

  • Peace Bag for EuroMed Youth: a long-term project of the Anna Lindh Foundation, coordinated by the Fundació Catalunya Voluntària, in partnership with 17 youth organisations from 14 countries: Algeria, Bulgaria, Egypt, Greece, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Romania, Palestine, Poland, the Netherlands, Spain, Tunisia, and Turkey. The aim of the project is to mainstream peace education and intercultural dialogue in youth work.
  • The Peace Bag Toolkit: a toolkit compiled by the partnership that features working tools, methods, case studies, key concepts and information, and practical activities that youth workers can use and adapt according to their own needs. This training guide aims to help youths understand how peace and intercultural dialogue is related to the day-to-day work of young people.
  • The Peace Bag Partnership: 18 partners from 14 different countries.

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  • Dear Peace Bag partners, multipliers, volunteers, supporters and friends,
    on this very same day 3 years ago, we all celebrated International Day of Peace as a Peace Bag team - with different activities and initiatives happening in our communities.

    To commemorate this day, I am happy to announce that there are currently 6 local workshops on peace education going on/planned in Romania, Portugal, Lebanon, Egypt and Bulgaria. This is possible thanks to our team of participants and new multipliers who have decided to organise these initiatives to celebrate the International Day of Peace in their communities.

    Last 26 august - 02 september, we organised one of the most successful training courses FCV has ever implemented in Barcelona. It was a training of trainers in mainstreaming peace education and intercultural dialogue in youth work, especially in the Euro-Mediterranean context. This training brought together educators, multipliers and youth leaders coming from different organisations, such as UNDP, DSF (Lebanon), DNB and ADEW (Egypt), United Nations Youth Association (Bulgaria), AMC (Portugal), PATRIR (Romania), AISEC and AGIR (Algeria), UNOY (the Netherlands), Federación Caboverdiana de Juventud from Cape Verde, and coming from 12 countries.

    participants during the chairs game
    Barcelona 2012

    sharing the last words in Barcelona
    closing of the ToT

    On this day, it is important for the project to express our gratitude to the United Nations Volunteers - for continuing to support us in this project from different parts of the world. Our website (, for example, is a true manifest of the commitment to voluntary service of Paola Cavallari, who continues to work with us from the planning of this website until this very day.

    I would like to share that the story of the Peace Bag project and some of our online volunteers are featured in this month´s newsletter of the United Nations Volunteers. You can find it in the link below:

    This letter is sent out, especially today, to express our heartfelt thank you to those who supported us in this endeavor. To our partners (organisations and individuals alike) from around the world who continue to share the vision of a peaceful world beginning from small steps; to our funders, the Anna Lindh Foundation, the European Commission Youth in Action Programme and its Spanish National Agency, Council of Europe´s European Youth Foundation, the UNited Nations Alliance of Civilisations, la Caixa, and other institutions and foundations who have supported us in many diffferent ways - thank you for believing that young people can indeed make a difference.

    Lastly, thank you to the FCV who continues to support this meaningful project.

    Happy International Day of Peace, everyone! Thank you for your committment to peace!

    Meg Villanueva

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