PEACEMAKERS Project: “Peace Dialogue Campus Network: Fostering Positive Attitudes between Migrants and Youth in Hosting Societies”


The PEACEMAKERS Project is a two year Erasmus+ Key Action 2 funded project (2018-2020) led by Koc University and the project partners: Universidade Aberta, University of Bologna, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Gaziantep University and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.


The main objective of this project is to foster a more peaceful generation in Europe and in Turkey that approaches migrants with positive attitudes. The project aims to enhance social, civic, and intellectual competencies recognized as effective tools to prevent and tackle discrimination, radicalism, and racism, and to promote social inclusion through intercultural communication, interaction and empathy.


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Bologna Bootcamp Aftermovie

Koç University's Erasmus+ KA2 project ``Peacemakers`` had its third and final bootcamp organized in Bologna, Italy, between September 23-27, 2019, with the participation of 25 ``Peace Envoys`` from Koç University, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Gaziantep University, Humboldt University and University of Bologna. Several scholars from the partner institutions delivered lectures on the political, historical, psychological and sociological contexts of international migration. Within the framework of the bootcamp, the Peace Envoys also had the chance to visit “Mosaico di Solidarieta”, as well as have a conversation session with the students in the UNI-CO-RE Project (University Corridors for Refugees, Ethiopia-UNIBO 2019-21).

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