RESOLVE: Play4Peace London Youth Exchange

More than 25 young people from the UK, Portugal, Romania and Turkey have joined us for our third and final ErasmusPlus RESOLVE: Play4Peace Youth Exchange in London.

Through the O’Clock walk, participants got to know each other better and answered different questions about themselves and their future plans. After this, they planned a social action campaign to raise awareness about the importance of peace. The activity took place in the Imperial War Museum.

During the second part of the day, they participated in a RESOLVE Scavenger Hunt in London.

During the second-day participants continued to get to know each other better through the Human Bingo activity. In addition, they have found out more about the project and its objectives. And through the Micro-Teach Exercise, the participants have increased their awareness and understanding of the concept of Peace.

In the second part they were introduced to the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument (TKI), and the five major styles of conflict management—collaborating, competing, avoiding, accommodating, and compromising. After identifying their style, they engaged in a discussion with other participants.

On day 3 participants were introduced to some basic peacebuilding and reconciliation methods like Conflict Assessment Tools – the Conflict Tree. After the introduction, they discussed different issues from the US Anti-abortion Law, Child labour, Parents vs Teenagers and Generational Conflicts. They talked about the causes and effects of each issue and presented them to everyone.

Later the participants joined the Simulation Game – MORE. They took 6 different roles and are trying to resolve the situation in the Pangea community in a peaceful way. After the game was finished, in the reflection session, they were thinking about their roles and what style of conflict management they used and if it was different from the personal style they identified the day before.

On day 4 participants started their Social Action in London. They found and documented as well as interviewed people what Peace means for them. We will be sharing these videos next week.

During the final day participants visited Europe House and got an understanding of the European Union and how it works as well as the values of the EU and the European Parliament. The second part of the session delivered by Involver was a debate activity when participants tried to understand and fix the North Ireland Protocol.

We would like to thank all the participants for their participation, commitment and inputs they have provided during our ErasmusPlus RESOLVE: Play4Peace Youth Exchange in London. We hope we meet again soon!

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