Project: Learning for Peace
Beneficiary: Flanders Peace Field vzw
Amount: 20.000 euro
Duration: December 2013 - December 2014
Flanders Peace Field organization wants to set up a educational project to guide young people towards peace education, community building, empowerment and critical citizenship through the story of the Christmas ceasefires and football.
The history of WWI and its Christmas ceasefires, like the football story, is a way to make young people reflect on conflicts of today, about living together, about tolerance and diversity, on fair play on and off the football field.
Flanders Peace Field vzw developed educational programs in which Flemish and Brussels youth meet with young people from neighboring countries involved in the Great War. Priority attention is given to Germany and Northern Ireland.