1st PEACEJAM STUDENT LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE in Belgium
Unleashing Human Potential For Good
Nobel peace laureates mentoring youth to change the world
EPTO has recently developed a partnership with the PeaceJam Foundation.
With 20 years of experience worldwide, the PeaceJam Foundation is the global leader in developing youth and adult leaders engaged in their communities. They accomplish this mission through partnership with 13 Nobel Peace Prize winners, including the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu, and award-winning service-learning curriculum.
In 2016 we organised the 1st Belgian edition of their conference on youth leadership!
The conference was held at the Free University of Brussels on September 10th-11th and attended by 300 participants, young people aged 14-18 years old accompanied by their teachers and youth workers.
A PeaceJam conference is an inspiring event where young people get to meet a Nobel Peace Laureate, participate in peace-building activities and in high-quality and engaging volunteer projects.
COMPONENTS OF A PEACEJAM CONFERENCE
Keynote Address by Nobel Peace Laureates
Jody Williams received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997 for creating an international treaty to ban landmines and clearing landmine fields worldwide.
This special PeaceJam event includes a public talk by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989 for his efforts to resolve the Tibetan conflict peacefully and for being a global man of peace and advocate for the environment.
Preparing students to be change-makers through high-quality and engaging volunteer projects that teach 21stcentury skills.
Family Groups & Mentors
University students are trained to mentor younger students and lead small reflection groups where students debrief the social justice issues discussed during PeaceJam Conferences.
Nobel Legacy Film Series
Full-length documentaries on each PeaceJam Laureate that premiere each year in Monaco at the One Billion Acts of Peace Awards Ceremony. PeaceJam will premiere “Daughter of the Maya” featuring Rigoberta Menchú Tum in 2016. Visit www.peacejam.org for more information.
Students engage in service-learning curriculum and create projects for social good, and then share their projects and passions with the Laureate.
Ceremony of Inspiration
A powerful session where the Laureate shares what inspires them to continue their work in the face of very difficult challenges and then invites students to come on stage and share what inspires them.
One Billion Acts of Peace
A global citizens’ campaign led by PeaceJam’s 13 Laureates and students to engage the world to address the most pressing issues facing our planet.
For more information on the conference, contact Cathy