The European Network of Places of Peace Association (ENPP), based in Évora Monte, is developing, in partnership with the Gabriel Pereira School Group, from Évora, the Municipality of Estremoz, the Municipality of Viana do Alentejo and the University of Évora , the youth mobility project called YouthVoices4Peace, funded by the National Agency ERASMUS+/Youth in Action, aimed at Portuguese young people and in which young people aged between 18 and 25 from the municipalities of Estremoz, Évora and Viana do Alentejo will participate .
This project has as its essential objectives the promotion of young people’s participation in democratic life, the promotion of European transcultural values and, specifically, the promotion of a Culture of Peace among young people within the concept established by the General Assembly of the United Nations in September 1999 .
The project will integrate several online and face-to-face activities throughout this year, namely the holding of 3 face-to-face youth mobility events that will take place in the Torre/Paço de Évora Monte and 2 Awareness Campaigns to be carried out among the communities of the 3 participating municipalities.
The Project Presentation Ceremony will take place on the 31st of January 2023, Tuesday, at 5 pm, at Amphitheater 131, at Colégio do Espírito Santo (University of Évora) and will be attended by representatives of the promoter and all partner entities of the project.
This Presentation Ceremony will be open to the public and will also be broadcast live on the Facebook page of the European Network of Places of Peace (https://www.facebook.com/placesofpeace) so we invite all interested parties to participate either in person or online.

After a period of identification and selection of participating youth groups and their respective group leaders from the 6 countries involved in the ERASMUS+ project “Youth4Peace”, promoted and led by ENPP, an online meeting was held on the 6th of January with the group leaders  with the aim of conveniently preparing the international mobility event that will take place in February in the village of Évora Monte (Portugal).
In this online meeting, the General Plan of the Project and the Timetable of the international mobility event were discussed, as well as 2 online meetings were scheduled with the participants of each group which will take place between the 15th of January and the 15th of February, in which the young people will take contact with the contents that will be treated in that event.
The ERASMUS+ Youyh4Peace Project is financed by the Portuguese National  Agency Youth in Action/ERASMUS+ after an application submitted by the ENPP and foresees the participation of 42 young people and their group leaders from 6 European countries (Spain, Germany, Slovakia, Croatia, Romania and Portugal) and its main objectives are the dissemination of a Culture of Peace, active participation in social life as well as the development of democratic awareness among young Europeans.

Between the 16th and 20th of October, the Tower/Paço do Castelo de Évora Monte was the stage for an ERASMUS+ mobility event in which more than two dozen technicians working with young people from 7 European countries participated: Portugal, Germany, Slovakia, Croatia, Romania, Bulgaria and Ukraine.
This event, called YouthWorkers4Peace, was promoted by the European Network of Places of Peace/ENPP, based on an application submitted by this Association and which was approved and financed by the Portuguese National Agency ERASMUS+/Juventude em Ação .
Participants in this event will develop a series of collective activities aimed at deepening the consequences of the Peace Treaties in Europe, promoting a Culture of Peace among young people and increasing their involvement with the objectives and initiatives of the promoting Association. Participants in this event took advantage of their stay in Évora Monte to develop bonds of friendship, cooperation and interrelationships with each other, as well as making various contacts with the local population and the institutions of Évora Monte and Estremoz, having been received at the Municipality of Estremoz by its President, Prof. José Daniel Sadio and in the Parish Council of Évora Monte, by its President, Arch. Antonio Serrano. Participants in this event also visited the Elementary School and Kindergarten of Évora Monte and the Lar da Santa Casa da Misericórdia.
It is expected that this type of mobility event will be repeated in the coming years in other places in Europe, members of ENPP, based on an Accreditation application already submitted by this Association, based in Évora Monte, to the National Agency responsible for the ERASMUS+ program.
Through another application promoted by the ENPP and also approved by the National Agency ERASMUS+/Youth in action, more than forty young people between the ages of 16 and 25 from 6 European countries will participate in a similar event that will take place in the near future, also at the Tower/ Palace of Évora Monte.