Events & Activities
The European Youth Team
We are currently fundraising to support our programs for 2023!!!
We are a dedicated group of youth changemakers and peace activists aged 18-35 that meet each month online to develop new projects for social good under the banner of PeaceJam Europe. Want to join? Email email@example.com for more information.
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Some of our events from when we launched the European Youth Team in 2020 are;
Throughout 2020 and 2021, we launched 'PeaceTalks' and several educational workshops for youth across Europe via Zoom! These were online taks, webinars and sessions that covered topics from Women's rights, Science, Politics, Environment and more!
You can watch the recording from our 2021 'PeaceTalks; Women, Peace and Science' here:
Compassionate Leadership & The Supply Chain of Gratitude
In May 2021, the European Youth Team organized a special dialogue between Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi, EYT member and youth leader Shwetal Shah, senior adviser to the Open Society Foundation, Heather Grabbe and former Unilever CEO Paul Polman. This was also special partnership project with the Garrison Institute International.
International and in-person events;
18th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, South Korea
In December, 2022, several of our EYT members traveled to the 18th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates (WSNPL).
Packed with a variety of seminars, workshops, panels, and thematic forums under the theme of “Stronger Together,” the 18th WSNPL was held in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
This year under the slogan of “Leading by Example,” it welcomed over 200 student attendees from 47 countries of different academic backgrounds, pushing for the inclusion of youth in the “making” of peace and involvement in the political sphere.
PeaceJam UK; PeaceJam Winchester one-day Slam Conference
On 11th March 2023, PeaceJam UK held a one-day slam conference in Winchester for over 60 students, focusing on topics from Environment, Refugees and Mental Health. One guest-speaker was laughter-therapist and founder of Feelgood Communities CIC, Robin Graham, there were students from UK-based schools and from NGO; African Youth Arise. Three members of the EYT were able to attend the event and act as mentors and volunteers.
Launch of 'PeaceJam Campina' with two-day, youth-lead conference
In April 2023, one of the most exciting events was the 'PeaceJam Campina' team (a group made entirely of amazing high-school students in Campina!) put together their very first PeaceJam conference and it was an amazing success!
It was part of an on-going project that started back in 2020 when we were asked by EYT member and teacher Georgiana, based in Campina, to be zoomed into her classroom to make her lessons a bit more interesting for her students struggling to adapt to covid and online learning and it has now become a Youth-led PeaceJam group with another conference on the way for 2024!
You can read more about the conference in this local Campina news article;
Launch of 'PeaceJam Georgia' 2023
At the start of 2023, we started working alongside peace activist and granddaughter of Desmond Tutu, Joy Ngoma, who has a very special connection to the country of Georgia and Georgia's current President, Salome Zourabichvili.
Joy was asked by President Zourabichvili to lead a youth initiative for peace and Joy recommended launching a PeaceJam in Georgia!
PeaceJam has been invited to the President's international peace conference in July 2023 where we will also be holding a launch of 'PeaceJam Georgia' and working to inspire and engage young people from across Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan to work together.