PeerAct is an international effort of nine partners from eight European countries to contribute substantially to building peaceful societies and to tackling all forms of discrimination, intolerance and inequality by involving youngsters and communities from different backgrounds and countries in the AWOD - A world of difference" training programme and by creating synergies between the formal and the non-formal education system.

The general objective of the project is to equip 1300 young people across various communities with necessary social and civic competences that will make them embrace the values of non-discrimination, tolerance, solidarity, and equality. Alongside this, the aim is also to provide 70 young people with the competences and certification needed to facilitate the process that leads to these acquisitions and to develop a framework for cooperation. This will allow the non-formal learning process to be included in the European formal learning system as a complementary means to facilitate the acquisition of these competencies in schools.

Photo: Project partners during a kick-off meeting in Belgium | 12-13 February, 2020

The project is coordinated by EPTO (European Peer Training Organisation), whilst Pomoc deci is a partner alongside European Institute of Education and Social Policy (France), Volonterski Centar Skopje (Macedonia), Par (Portugal), Ofensiva Tinerilor (Romania), Youth on the Move (Romania), Drustvo Humanitas (Slovenia) and San Xerome Emiliani (Spain).

Upcoming activities:

  • 3 Thematic Awareness Training sessions in Arad, Romania
  • Local short practice workshops in the partner countries
  • 3 Training the Trainer sessions in North Macedonia
  • Local workshops organised by pairs of peer trainers in the partner countries
  • Peer2Pro training in Brussels, Belgium

The planned project duration is 24 months (15 January 2020-14 January 2022). More information can be found on the EPTO website.

The project is co-financed by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.