At the end of August, UNOY Peacebuilders together, with their partners U Move 4 Peace in Belgium, PATRIR in Romania, and YERITAC in Armenia, completed Partners for Peace – A toolkit for setting up European Youth Peace Projects in partnership. The toolkit introduces youth peace organisations to partnership and working together on projects and exchanges. It provides the reader with some theoretical background, as well as hands on examples and tips for how to best communicate with partners. It takes the reader through every stage of a partnership, from concepts, to feasibility and proposal writing, to planning and the actual implementation, before concluding with how to evaluate and follow up on the project. It also includes an annex with useful information such as templates for task division and partnership contracts.
All materials are available on the following website:
UNOY Peacebuilders, together with the partners, learned a lot about partnership through this process. We were able to learn as we went along and added tips and ‘do’s’ and ‘don’ts’ based on our own experiences. We hope that the toolkit will be useful for organisations wanting to work together, especially when they span over vast geographical distances as was the case in our own partnership.
In addition to the actual toolkit, we created a video and power point presentation. The short film will introduce the viewer to the toolkit and will contain the authors giving their tips and highlights from the partnership. The power point is meant to give a general overview of the main points from the toolkit and can also be used as an educational tool.