Peace in Practice

January 2020 - March 2021

The idea

‘Peace’ is a big concept. It has many layers and levels of understanding. Throughout this year and beyond, SCI hopes to broaden young people’s understanding of and engagement with peace, as something more than just ‘absence of war’. We want to show that peace is something which can be lived on a day-to-day basis.

As a peace organisation in its 100th year of work, SCI wants to take the opportunity to renew its energies in peace activism and peace education. Particularly, through this project we want to offer opportunities for young people to help to contribute to a more peaceful world. Through becoming Peace Envoys, we hope that young people and partner organisations will be (re-)energised to spread messages of peace in their communities!

The activities

This project is made up of several events and the creation of an online course about Peace Education in Practice.

Peace Education in Practice online course

We spent 2020 developing an online course focusing on peace (education) in practice. Our work has started at the Kick off meeting in Antwerp and continued throghout all the year online. The online course is divided in 7 modules: What is peace?, Inner peace, Peace with others, Social and political peace, Peace with nature and the environment, How to educate for peace and Looking back, looking forward module.

Watch the Facebook live launch event.

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Peace in Practice training course (online)

This online training course took place from 30 October till 11 November 2020 and involved youth leaders, activists, and volunteers from across Europe. They were invited to reflect deeply on the concept of peace on multiple levels: intrapersonal (peace with oneself), interpersonal (peace with others), peace with nature. Participants have gained tools, skills, and knowledge to put Peace into Practice and many organised a follow-up local action for peace.

What will I do for peace today posterInspire your daily action for peace!

As a result of the training course, a new series of posters What will I do for peace today? came to life and are available for print here.

There are different versions and you are free to choose your preferred size, colour and symbol combination.


Read the impact report from this activity.

After the training I feel inspired and motivated to keep on working for peace.


Actions for peace

Building up on the knowledge and inspiration gained from the Peace in Practice training course, between December 2020 and March 2021, SCI volunteers and project partners organised 18 actions in 9 different countries: Bulgaria, Hungary, Greece, Kosovo, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Poland and Russia. 10 actions were organised in person and 8 online, using various methods to raise awareness about peace related issues and reaching out to more than 400 young people in Europe.

Coaching Peace Education in Practice training course (online)

From 1st to 6th December 2020, young people took their opportunity to learn more about peace and practice their coaching skills, to be able to pass onto wider audiences the principles and values of peace. Since online facilitation became essential in 2020, we explored how to do it.

Read more about how this online training course went for Antonella and Cristina in English or for Bruna in Italian.

Get ready for your online event – a series of webinars

Organising an online event has become a nessecity in the pandemic times. Are you also wondering how to do that? How to manage registrations? How to make it interactive and engaging? How to take the group dynamics into consideration?

We zoomed on in these topics in 3 online webinars. Below you can watch the recordings as well as 3 shorter videos that will help you master Google forms in the playlist.


The Peace in Practice project is supported by the Council of Europe through the European Youth Foundation.

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This project is financially supported by Movetia. Movetia promotes exchange, mobility and cooperation within the fields of education, training and youth work – in Switzerland, Europe and worldwide.