Tools for European youth workers to implement peace education.


In this project we aim to increase the understanding of different ways the principles of peace education can be best adapted to the principles of non-formal learning to support youth workers in engaging with it. We want to support youth workers to recognize their important role as European peace educators and give them the necessary tools to implement the peace education approach in their work with young people in non-formal learning environments.


We will organize dialogue workshops for youth workers collecting good practices and key challenges in combining peace education and youth work. Using the workshops as basis, we will then develop an educational material package with the title “Youth Worker as a Peace Educator”. This material will support any youth work organization or youth worker to adopt this approach to their regular work in practice. All produced material will be disseminated through our partner network across Europe.


  • Dialogue workshop model for youth workers regarding their role as peace educators
  • Developing and publishing an evidence-based educational material package with the title “Youth Worker as a Peace Educator” based on the national dialogue workshops with youth workers
  • All of the produced material will be published as a model for adapting peace education to youth work. This model can be implemented in non-formal learning environments and used as material in formal learning.

More information

Project manager
Antti Rantaniva
040 623 3082

RDI Specialist
Tanja Munnukka
050 598 6478

The project’s privacy statement is available here: Peace4Europe privacy statement.



1 September 2023 – 31 August 2026

Project partners

Lead partner: South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences (Xamk)

Partners: Leading Peace Education Organisation in Finland, BEST Institut für berufsbezogene Weiterbildung und Personaltraining GmbH, Gyermek- és Ifjúsági Önkormányzati Társaság, MONDO MTU - NGO MONDO, EESTI NOORSOOTOOTAJATE KOGU

Focus areas: Sustainable wellbeing
Xamk Research Units: Juvenia Juvenia


Total budget: € 400 000

Financiers and main source of funding: Erasmus +