The Peace Revolution Bridge Youth Fellowship

Application Deadline: 15 December 2015

The Peace Revolution Bridge Youth Fellowship will bring together 30 young people from Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia who are interested in learning and exploring self-reflection as primary mean to create real world change.  The motto of this fellowship is “Peace In + Peace Out = Sustainable World Peace”. This retreat aims to promote a culture of peace, tolerance and conflict prevention through the means of meditation and self-development. It will include interactive activities, meditation and yoga sessions, lectures and discussions providing the participants with the skills for non-violent resistance, peace education, enhanced creativity and stress-management. Participants will have a chance to explore meditation as a practice which can cultivate skills to deal with challenges within peace-building and youth work, which makes this fellowship different from others.

Eligibility

In order to be chosen as participants for the Bridge Fellowship, the candidates should:

  • Be the nationals and residents of the following countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan;
  • Be 20-32 years old at the time of submitting the application (to be eligible for the partial airfare support);
  • Have completed at least 21 days of the online self-development program;
  • Have good proficiency in written and spoken English;
  • Be optimistic and open-minded, with demonstrated leadership potential, interested in cultivation and promotion of peace and mindfulness.

What will you learn?

  • Exchange of experience through dialogue and cooperation;
  • Create ideas for implementation of activities and events in your own communities;
  • To promote tools of non-violent communication and peace building;
  • To develop, to strengthen and to boost your creativity and to support your personal and professional development;
  • To explore the idea of self-development and inner change as a core foundation of sustainable world change.

Costs

The fellowship fee as well as accommodation and food will be covered for the selected participants by the World Peace Initiative. Contribution to the coverage of airfare is possible based on personal statement of motivation. Everyone is welcome to join the fellowship, but to be eligible for the partial sponsoring of airfare, candidates must be between 20-32 years old.

Apply

After completing 21 days of the online self-development program, the Peace Revolution selection committee will make an interview appointment based on your performance, available funding, as well as group combination in the fellowship. The interviews will be conducted on rolling basis.

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