EIYN offers trainings providing the youth leaders with sensitization to accept the important role
of advocacy on peace and interfaith issues, providing young people with skills and experience
that will enable them to make a real impact & to be more effective
in their efforts in working for peace between
faith and nations, for religious freedom in Europe.

EIYN led a training on "Contribution of interreligious dialogue to peacemaking", at Sarajevo Peace Event Youth Camp, June 8 2014. , Peace Event, that took place in Sarajevo 6-9 June, brought together around 900 people from 32 countries commemorating the end of the First World War and committing themselves to organization and action for peace. From a World of War and Violence to a Culture of Peace and Nonviolence – this motto accompanied participants of the Peace Event, who had a choice of hundreds of workshops, round-table discussions to attend, and cultural activities to take part in, during 3 days of the Event. Activities took place in many different locations in the city, so that the participants had a chance to get to know the beautiful city of Sarajevo.

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council-of-europe-meeting

2012 Council of Europe Exchange on the religious dimension of intercultural dialogue, took place in September in Durres, Albania; the theme of 2012 exchange is: " "Taking responsibility for tomorrow's Europe: the role of young people in the religious dimension of intercultural dialogue". EIYN was present there: Lama Azab (EIYN Core Group) and Daniel Barton (IYC) were representing EIYN's leadership at at this meeting. Julia Maria Koszewska (EIYN Core Group) was representing Poland. Several member organizations of EIYN were also present in Durres: EUJS, EYCE, JECI-MIEC, WSCF-Europe, represented by their leaders. Secretary General of European Council of Religious Leaders, Religions for Peace, Stein Villumstad also participated in the meeting.

Read more: Exchange on the religious dimension of intercultural dialogue

lillehammer

35 young leaders from Europe, Middle East and North Africa, representing biggest European faith-based organizations as well as social activists and journalists from Egypt, Lebanon and Morocco, took part, in June 20-24, in four days long Dialogue Seminar, in Norway, focusing on 3 subjects: dialogue for solving conflicts, Arab Spring and economical crisis. The seminar was followed by 2 days long annual summit of European Interfaith Youth Network, a network of youth organizations from all religions present in Europe, dedicated to implementing its slogan: "Different faiths – Common action".

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"We, the youth of different faith groups, are determined to live together in peace and mutual appreciation. We are united in the belief that it is our duty to play a crucial role in overcoming violence and striving for justice. This ideal will only be achieved through interfaith cooperation, which will be facilitated by the establishment of the European Interfaith Youth Network (EIYN)"; Geneva declaration

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