The ERASMUS+ project “YouthVoices4Peace”, managed by ENPP and dedicated to young Portuguese people, remains ongoing with several activities being carried out in the last few days. Within the scope of this project, in which 40 young Portuguese people from the Gabriel Pereira de Évora School Group, the Municipalities of Estremoz and Viana do Alentejo and the University of Évora participate, the participants of these 4 groups have been carrying out various activities by group or in set.
At the beginning of September, young people from the Municipality of Viana do Alentejo carried out an Awareness Campaign during the Alcáçovas Cultural Week, which consisted of a quiz with questions related to Peace, the Alcáçovas Peace Treaty, ERASM US+ and the managing entity of the project – ENPP.
Since the middle of the same month, the group of young people from the Gabriel Pereira School Group has been collecting on video, in the school community and beyond, testimonies about war and peace, which will be edited into a video that will be released soon at a public event to be held at Escola Secundária Gabriel Pereira.
On October 12th, young participants from the University of Évora group held a debate session on the film “Sérgio”, which tells the life of Sérgio Vieira de Mello, diplomat and Senior UN Official, and his assassination in Iraq in 2003, which included the participation of Professors Evanthia Balla and Irene Viparelli, from the Course Directorate of the Doctoral Program in Political Theory, International Relations and Human Rights at the University of Évora.
On October 14th, Saturday, the group of young people from the Municipality of Estremoz will carry out their Awareness Campaign at the Traditional Market of Estremoz.
Still within the scope of the project’s joint activities program, the 2nd edition of the “Conversations about Peace” took place on October 11th, throughout the day, at Paço dos Henriques in Alcáçovas. This initiative featured a lecture by Professor Evanthia Balla on the theme “The Idea of Europe as a canvas for peace: from the “Abduction of Europe” to the European Union” followed by a debate and a presentation on the approved Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the UN General Assembly in 1948. Participants in this event also had the opportunity to visit the Paço dos Henriques, the Chocalho Museum and the Chocalhos Pardalinho factory.
The ERASMUS+ YouthVoices4Peace project will run until the end of 2023, with 2 more joint activities and an Awareness Campaign planned until then.