The following text published on Facebook today by Anastasyia Baryska, teacher in the city of Khotyn (Ukraine) and participant in ENPP’ ERASMUS+ Project YouthWorkers4Peace held in Évora Monte (Portugal) in October 2022, shows ENPP is on the right way:

“Continuing the series of online meetings, in cooperation with the German city of Teltov, students of Lanka Khotyn secondary school I-III grades No. 1 and seven years of Grace Hopper Teltov school today were able to see each other for the first time and tell a little about themselves. One of the difficult tasks was to provide answers to questions related to the war in our country. The children told us how they spent their time at school during an air alert, what they did when the lights went out, and whether they were able to do their favorite hobbies and things now. ????At the end of the meeting, students were able to share their thoughts about what peace means to them and in what words we can describe it. Thanks to Youthworkers4Peace led by Eduardo Basso the children and I were able to discuss what equality and peace are and how everyone sees it, regardless of nationality or age.
PS. Thank you Mr. Eduardo Basso for this great opportunity to promote peace and respect among these young yet adult minds.

ENPP  is now an entity accredited by ERASMUS+ and plans to continue carrying out projects in defense of peace at least until 2027.

On the initiative of Sebastian Losse, participant in the ERASMUS+ Training Course organized by ENPP in Bulgaria last November, and the Board of the Association for the Promotion of Altranstädt Castle, a working meeting to discuss and implement a set of local initiatives in order to interest young people from the Local Community  in defending Peace and in knowing the historical importance of the peace treaties signed in Altranstädt and Hubertusburg.
The meeting was attended by several German participants in previous ERASMUS+ projects organized by ENPP and others who will participate in the next ongoing projects, members of the Board of the Markranstädt Secondary School as well as members of the Board of the Association for the Promotion of Altranstädt Castle and the Hubertusburg Castle Friendship Association, both full members of ENPP.
The meeting resulted in several work proposals to involve young students from that German educational institution, namely, visits to Altranstädt and Hubertusburg Castles and the creation of a study group integrating students, with the support and active participation of the School Management. .
The participants also decided to study the implementation of future projects such as the possibility of several days, a student art exhibition or overnight stays at Altranstädt Castle.
This meeting is part of the fulfillment of the post-international mobility Work Plan presented by the German group that participated in the ERASMUS+ international mobility event held in Bulgaria in November 2023.

The 3rd edition of Talks about Peace, an activity integrated in the ERASMUS+ project “YouthVoices4Peace”, took place on November 29th in the Auditorium of Escola Secundária Gabriel Pereira (Évora, Portugal) with great participation from young people participating in this project as well as other students from the University of Évora and the School where it took place.
The first part of this initiative took place on the morning of the 29th with a lecture on the role of diplomacy in resolving world conflicts by journalist and former Director of Courrier Internacional, Rui Cardoso, followed by an interesting debate with lots of participation from the young people present.
The afternoon part of this event was essentially dedicated to the problems facing young people and the national and European responses to these problems and featured 2 interesting interventions: the first by Gabrielle Bernoville, from DG Education and Culture of the European Commission (EC) on the “European Union Youth Strategy 2019/2027” with emphasis on the main opportunities opened by the EC for the mobility of young Europeans as well as on the means that young Europeans have at their disposal in building the European project.
Portuguese national opportunities for young people to participate in democratic life were the main topic addressed by Miguel Rasquinho, Regional Director of Alentejo at the Portuguese Institute of Sports and Youth (IPDJ), also with broad participation of young people.
During this event, young participants also had the opportunity to discuss the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, approved by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948, and to complete their YouthPass on the ERASMUS+ platform.
The ERASMUS+ project “YouthVoices4Peace”, managed by ENPP, brings together the participation of 40 young Portuguese  from the University of Évora, Escola Secundária Gabriel Pereira, Escola Secundária Rainha Santa Isabel de Estremoz and Escola Básica 2/3 de Alcáçovas and will have its thermal in end of 2023.

In an initiative by students from Escola Secundária Rainha Santa Isabel de Estremoz who participate in the ERASMUS+ project “YouthVoices4Peace”, managed by ENPP, an action to raise awareness for Peace took place in the Auditorium of that Secondary School, on the 27th of November, in which some dozens of young school students participated.
During this action, young students from the YouthVoices4Peace Project made a presentation on the Évora Monte Convention (1834), on the ERASMUS+ Program and raised awareness among other students to actively participate in these projects to promote a Culture of Peace, based on their own experience and they also projected a video about Évora Monte and its main Material and Intangible Heritage.
This initiative constituted the 2nd. Peace Awareness Campaign, by the group of students from Escola Secundária Rainha Santa Isabel de Estremoz who participate in the ERASMUS+ project “YouthVoices4Peace”.

In an initiative of the International Relations Student Center of the University of Évora (NERIUE) integrated into the ERASMUS+ project “YouthVoices4Peace”, managed by ENPP, a lecture dedicated to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict was held in the Nobre Auditorium of the University of Évora (Portugal), with the presence of dozens of young students from the University of Évora and Secondary Schools integrated in that project financed by ERASMUS+ through the National Agency ERASMUS+/Juventude em Ação.
After the interesting lectures given by Professors Evanthia Balla, Irene Viparelli and Sílvia Roque and Professor Silvério da Rocha e Cunha, a well-attended debate took place on the most current issues of that conflict.
This initiative constituted the 2nd. Peace Awareness Campaign, by the group of students from the University of Évora who participate in the ERASMUS+ project “YouthVoices4Peace”

The 3rd edition of the “Talks about Peace”, integrated in the ERASMUS+ project “YouthVoices4Peace”, managed by the European Network of Places of Peace, will take place on the 29th of November, in the Auditorium of Escola Secundária Gabriel Pereira, Évora.
This 3rd edition of Talks about Peace will begin at 10 am on November 29th, with a speech on the theme “Diplomacy in the Resolution of World Conflicts”, by RUI CARDOSO, a journalist with a regular presence at SIC-Notícias and former Director of Courrier Internacional, followed by debate.
The afternoon part of this event, starting at 2 pm, will be exclusively dedicated to current problems facing young people and will have 2 presentations: the first, under the theme “European Union Youth Strategy 2019/2027”, will be held online from Brussels by GABRIELLE BERNOVILLE, from the  DG Education and Culture of  European Commission, followed by debte.
The second presentation  will be given by MIGUEL RASQUINHO, Regional Director of Alentejo at IPDJ and will be dedicated to “Policies of the Portuguese State for Youth”, also followed by a debate.
The ERASMUS+ project “YouthVoices4Peace”, financed by the National Agency ERASMUS+/Juventude em Ação, involves 40 young students from the University of Évora, Escola Secundária Gabriel Pereira, Évora, Escola Secundária Rainha Santa Isabel, Estremoz and Escola Básica 2/ 3 of Alcáçovas.
Despite being dedicated preferably to young students enrolled in this ERASMUS+ project, the event will be open to participants from other interested parties.

The international mobility event for technicians who work with young people took place between October 29th and November 4th, in the village of Kaynardzha (Bulgaria) with the participation of 28 technicians (teachers, youth association leaders and municipal technicians) from 8 European countries: Portugal, Netherlands, Germany, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Ukraine.
During the 5 days of work, participants presented communications about their countries and the peace treaties signed in the places where they come from, and debated various topics such as the issue of Human Rights in light of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights approved by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 1948 and the Declaration on the Culture of Peace approved by the UN in 1999 and presented work plans to disseminate the learning obtained during this Training Course in their schools, communities and municipalities.
The healthy and enthusiastic group spirit created and the communion of principles in defense of peace in Europe and the world among participants from such different countries, politically, culturally and socially, was one of the most relevant aspects of this international mobility event managed by ENPP, organized by its effective member, Municipality of Kaynardzha (Bulgaria) and financed by the ERASMUS+ program through the Portuguese National Agency “ERASMUS+/Juventude em Ação”.
As ENPP is currently an entity accredited by ERASMUS+, it is expected that international mobility events for technicians and youth mobility will be held until the end of 2027. Under these conditions, the next youth mobility event (16 to 25 years old) has already been scheduled for the 10th to 16th of March 2024, in the town of Alcañices (Spain), where on September 12, 1297 the treaty that defined the border between Portugal and Spain, commonly considered the oldest border in Europe, was signed between the Crowns of Portugal and Castile.

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.

On the 19th of May, the event “Conversas sobre a Paz” (Talks About Peace) took place in Évora Monte, the first fully face-to-face activity of the ERASMUS+ project “YouthVoices4Peace” in which 40 young people from the municipalities of Estremoz and Viana do Alentejo and the city of Évora (Grouping of Schools Gabriel Pereira and University of Évora).

During this activity, the young participants debated the theme “Culture of Peace” following a presentation by Prof. Dr. Irene Viparelli, Director of the Degree in International Relations at the University of Évora and began preparing the Awareness Campaign on this same topic that will take place in Estremoz, Alcáçovas and Évora between 22 May and 30 September 2023, an activity which is also part of the aforementioned project .

During their stay in Évora Monte, the young participants visited the headquarters of the Parish Council of Évora Monte and the Interpretive Center of the Convention of Évora Monte .

The “YouthVoices4Peace” project, which will run until the end of 2023, is an initiative of the European Network of Places of Peace funded by the National Agency ERASMUS+ and has as partners the Municipalities of Estremos and Viana do Alentejo, the Grouping of Schools Gabriel Pereira and the University of Évora.

The Youth4Peace international mobility event in which more than 40 young people from 5 European countries (Romania, Croatia, Slovakia, Germany and Portugal) participated, between the 19th and 25th of February, in Torre/Paço de Évora Monte, was very successful.
During their stay in Évora Monte, the young participants had the opportunity to discuss among themselves the ways to strengthen a Culture of Peace among young Europeans, the implementation of Human Rights in particular the Rights of Young People as well as ways to increase the active participation of young people in the democratic life of each country and of Europe in general.
In addition to the activities carried out in the Torre/Paço de Évora Monte, the young people participating in this project visited the Parish Council of Évora Monte, the Elementary School of the 1st Cycle and Kindergarten and the Home of Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Évora Monte; in Estremoz they visited the Centro de Ciência Viva and the Interpretive Center of the “Bonecos de Estremoz” and were received at the City Hall by the Mayor, Prof. Jose Daniel Sadio; in Évora, they carried out a guided tour of the main points of interest in the Historic Center of this World Heritage city.
The “Youth4Peace” project was promoted by the European Network of Places of Peace with funding from the ERASMUS+ program through the National Agency ERASMUS+/Juventude em Ação and also had the support of the Parish Council of Évora Monte and the Municipalities of Estremoz and Viana do Alentejo, both members of the Association European Network of Places of Peace.