Together with the Carnegie Foundation and the United Network Of Young Peacebuilders, YPI organised ‘The Next Generation Peacebuilders Video Contest’ to highlight best practices of young peacebuilders! The initiatives of young peacebuilders deserve more acknowledgement and can inspire and encourage others to start their own project.
The winner of the contest and therefore the Youth Carnegie Peace Prize is awarded the title ‘Youth Ambassador of the Peace Palace’ during the Carnegie Peace Building Conversations Conference in The Hague and received a conference ticket to the One Young World Summit in The Hague, respectively taking place in September and October 2018.
BogotArt, a youth-led organisation from Colombia was the lucky applicant to win the Youth Carnegie Peace Prize for the first time!
From the 4th of February until the 10th of February our MEPP conference 2018 took place, being our third Israeli/Palestinian initiative! 16 participants from Israel, Palestine, Cyprus, Bosnia, Nothern Ireland and Colombia joined our programme in Amsterdam. The week has been challenging, intense yet succesful! YPI is looking forward to working with the group of 2018 in the future, putting their ideas into action in the region! We would like to thank everyone that has been involved in the conference, that helped us in the preparation of it, but most importantly our participants! Curious for the outcome of the conference? Find Our Common Future III here!
In the course of our MEPP conference 2018, together with SPUI25, YPI organized a lecture on the role of youth in conflict resolution and peace processes. During this evening we explored this topic, guided by academics, leading expert on conflict resolution and experiences from our delegates who live in (post-) conflict countries. Present were Fleur Ravensbergen, Dr. Michelle Parlevliet, and Clara van der Wiel.
On January 11th, our Israeli and Palestinian delegates met with Dutch minister of Foreign Affairs Halbe Zijlstra in Jerusalem! He recognized the importance of youth involvement in peace processes and the work of YPI.
Our Newsletter for the fall of 2017 is out now! You can find it here!
MAEX The Hague chose us to be intitiative of the month October! MAEX is a Dutch social platform that contributes to social initiatives, making them more visual by facilitating their communities and supporting them in creating their social return. Check out the interview with our chairman Thed on their website!
On the 24th of September, the board of YPI ran the 5k for peace.
In the course of our Syria Conference, YPI organized a movie screening at the International Institute of Social Sciences in The Hague, followed by an active discussion.
From 18-22 September our “Futures of Syria” Conference took place in The Hague. By means of multiple workshops, the participants were able to establish scenarios on the basis of which they created and prioritized their actions plans to get involved in the peace process of the conflict in Syria.
We released a newsletter this Summer, summarising our latest developments and plans for the future. It also shares a few lines about our new board members! If you are interested, you can read the newsletter online!
The Hague Peace Projects hosted an event on 19 June 2017 on the future of Syria and YPI was invited to host a workshop. Read more about the event here!
On 24 April 2017, YPI welcomed its brand new Syria Delegation at the first event for these young Syrian refugees in the Netherlands. Read about the day in our report here!
This January, Paris hosted a peace conference regarding the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. YPI and a small group of delegates went to Paris and were able to talk with the Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs Bert Koenders. You can read a short impression of the event and their meeting with Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs here!
From Sunday 28th of May till Friday the 3th of June 2016, YPI organised a new conference. Our expanded – with regard to the 2014 conference – Israeli and Palestinian delegations came to the Netherlands, where they spent an intensive week of dialogue on several sub-topics of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and how youth could bring positive change. Click here to read more!
On 10 May, YPI organised a lecture on ‘Education for Peace’. Read More
On Wednesday 6 April the Youth Peace Initiative co-organised a discussion evening together with Het Grote Midden-Oosten Platform on ‘Alternative Roads to Peace’ with a focus on Syria at Pakhuis de Zwijger in Amsterdam. Read More
YPI hosted its High School Event on Tuesday 9 February at the International School in The Hague. It was an amazing day in which students learned about the complexity of conflicts. Read More
Leiden University’s Journal Mare interviewed the winner of YPI’s Essay Competition – Bas Kleijweg. Read More
On Wednesday 27 January, YPI hosted its New Year’s Reception. Stay tuned for the full summary of this event.
The beginning of a new year was was a nice moment to evaluate the past year and to make plans for the next. Read More
On Friday, 30 October, we had the honor to visit Mr. Mahmoud Abbas in The Hague. Read More
YPI launched an essay competition in which the participants had to find a creative answer to the question: “What would I do when I was Abbas, Netanyahu, or myself to improve the peace process between the Israeli and Palestinians”. Read More
On Wednesday 16 September, YPI organised a lecture about the Israeli election outcomes and their influences on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Read More
On 18 June 2015, the Dutch Representative to the Palestinian Authority welcomed our Palestinian YPIPI delegation. Read More
After months of preparations, the seventeen participants of the YPI 2014 conference arrived in The Hague. Read More