Project: Curriculum ‘The Volunteers: Americans join World War One, 1914-1919’ Beneficiary: AFS Intercultural Programs, Inc Amount: 30.000 USD Duration: 2014 - 2016 The Volunteers: Americans Join World War I, 1914-1919 Curriculum was launched on March 2 at an event hosted by the Flanders House in New York City and online at thevolunteers.afs.org. The event featured keynote speaker Sophie De Schaepdrijver, a distinguished Belgian historian, Associate Professor at Pennsylvania State University, and recipient of the Order of the Crown (Belgium).
Project: The Fire of Leuven. Chronicle of a War Crime. Beneficiary: Fonk vzw Amount: 7.000 euros Duration: December 2013 - August 2014 In late August 1914, Leuven fell victim to blind war rage. Virtually the entire city centre was systematically destroyed by the German occupying forces.
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 fiel