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The role of youth in peacekeeping and conflict prevention


Timespan
October 2016 - March 2017
 
Short description
This project aims to contribute to conflict prevention through organisation of public awareness activities with high schools around the geopolitical reasoning behind the First World War, the British contribution to First World War battles in the Republic of Macedonia, and the lessons learned from this conflict.
This project will give an opportunity for youth to explore conflict through educational activities and research on the topic of the First World War. Series of events will showcase the contribution of several countries First World War effort, and raise awareness on the importance of peacekeeping and conflict prevention through Remembrance of the First World War.
30 high school students will participate in the project activities and will learn about this topic through research on the field, non-formal interactive educational activities and video and photographic materials. The students will work on group projects: a photo collage/ info graphic on the field in Dojran about the “Consequences of the First World War and how to use them in order to raise awareness on conflict-prevention”. The group works will be presented through an exhibition on the closing event.
 
The project is coordinated by ALDA Skopje and experts in the field of History, Youth and reconciliation, Archaeology and Photography.

 

Objectives
To contribute to conflict prevention trough organisation of public awareness activities in high schools about the geopolitical reasoning behind the WW1, the British contribution to WW1 battles in Macedonia, and the lessons learned from this conflict.

Activities  

  • Exploring the First World War battlefield in Dojran;
  • Interactive workshops around video and photographic materials on the topic of the First World War;
  • Students group projects: creating a photo collage/ info graphic on the field in Dojran and an interactive map of events;
  • Final event: Exhibition of photo collage

 
Partners
Lead partner

  • ALDA Skopje (MK)

Other partners:

  • High school “Josip Broz Tito”, Bitola  (MK)
  • High school “Orce Nikolov”, Skopje  (MK)
  • High school “Bogdanci”, Bogdanci  (MK)
  • High school “Nikola Karev”, Strumica  (MK)
  • High school “Kiril Pejcinovik”, Tetovo (MK)

 
Donor: British Embassy Skopje (UK)

Contact
Ivana Dimitrovska
European Association for Local Democracy (ALDA) - Skopje
Address: Blvd. Partizanski Odredi nr.43b/1-5 Skopje, Macedonia
Telephone: +389 (0)71 595 126
Email: ivana.dimitrovska@aldaintranet.org
Skype: ivanajas


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