Join PeaceCraft Europe! | Pax Christi Vlaanderen

You fled or migrated to Belgium. Welcome! We hope you really do feel welcome and that many opportunities are presented to you. But we do know that this is far from evident. Many will see you as an outsider, even racism is something that you have encountered. However, it did come as quite a surprise when during last year’s elections, Vlaams Belang with their anti-migration stance became the second political party in Flanders. You are tired of these tensions and want to play a positive role.

 Do you have a pronounced opinion on racism and diversity?

 Are you 16-23 years old and full of ideas? You can’t wait to act?

 Are you’re a team player? Someone that likes meeting other people? Searching for connections? In differences and communalities alike?

Then PeaceCraft Europe might just be your thing!

Together with 20 youngsters, of whom 10 have migrated or fled to Flanders just like you and 10 that are born and raised here, we will search for solutions to the existing tensions and conflicts. We don’t only think, we also take concrete action, using ‘social design’ we put the solutions into practice.

We would like to tell you all about it during an online info session on Monday 1st June. What time? Up to you according to what suits you best, either 13 h or 18 h. Let us know beforehand if you'll join us for the infosession by sending a mail to thomas.deweer@paxchristi.be

What awaits you?

Phase 1: Exchange | Last week of August

A delegation of 6 will travel to Bulgaria to exchange there with peers from Turkey, Slovenia and Bulgaria. The program includes the PeaceCraft game and Polarized Theater.

The exchange is planned the last week of August, however in these times of Corona the planning can not be 100 % ensured. We are monitoring the situation closely, if needed the exchange will be moved to a later date.

Phase 2: Co-creation | End of 2020

2.1 Those who went to Bulgaria share the methodologies, insights, knowledge and expertise with the group. 

2.2 We work towards solutions. Assisted by professionals skilled in ‘social design’ we will design products and activities that can make a real difference.

2.3 Show and tell. Presentation of the prototypes to the various stakeholders. The goal is to link up so that the ideas can be realized in real life.

Phase 3: Final conference | February 2021

Festive conclusion of the project during which the results of the project in Flanders, Turkey, Bulgaria and Slovenia will be presented.