Connecting the Dots

Nonviolent action for the planet, each other and ourselves


From the 10th to the 17th of September 2020, 24 youth workers came together in the Netherlands for a training course from 8 different countries: Spain, Italy, Romania, Hungary, Czech Republic, Poland, Germany and The Netherlands. There were also participants from Egypt, Pakistan, Turkey, Kosovo, and Greece, as well as a trainer from South Africa.

We learned about the Three Spheres of Nonviolence: towards yourself, others and in the world. The days of the program were titled:

Day 1 Preparing the Ground
Day 2 Empower Yourself to Empower Others
Day 3 Understanding Each other
Day 4 Another World is Possible
Day 5 Change Makers
Day 6 Strategic Action
Day 7 Looking Back & Forward

Participants gained knowledge and skills in the Two Hands of Nonviolence, Emotional Resilience, (Structural) Racism, A Culture of Peace (institutionalising peace), Social Change, Environmental Nonviolence actions/movements, and strategising and planning nonviolent actions.

Below you can view our video and photos.

Participant quotes. From left to right, top to down: Petra (26), Ayhan (33), Minke (26), Anna (25), Anna (26) and Mubashra (23)

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