To all the peacebuilders and multipliers! We have extraordinary news for you! The 2017 Training of trainers-ToT Understanding and Working with Conflict is already in motion!

tot2017-6As in previous years (since 2010) Fundació Catalunya Voluntària – FCV will provide a training to young people who want to take the initiative to spread the holistic idea of peace, learn how to implement capacity building activities and support other young people in working and dealing with conflict in a non violent way.

This 6th ToT is done together with 3 partner organizations European Intercultural Forum e.V (Germany), Gyumri Youth Initiative Centre (Armenia) and Academy for Peace and Development (Georgia).

tot2017-5This course aspires to enable 20 young participants to assume more active roles in their communities, leading participative training processes based on respect, communication and intercultural learning.

ToT will be held from 11th to 18th of March 2017 (including travel days) in Vilanova i la Geltrú (Barcelona), Spain, and will consist of 3 parts:  the online training, from 21st January to 25th February 2017; the training, from 11th to 18th March 2017; and the follow up, where we will expect each participant to implement at least one multiplier workshop within their organization.

Due to the limited number of vacancies, we are offering this opportunity to young people with a specific profile. So, if you:

  • have between 18 and 30 years;
  • have conducted trainings, sessions or workshops yourself;
  • have the means and possibilities to conduct capacity building activities trainings within your organization;
  • have some experience working with other young people;
  • reside in one of the 47 Council of Europe member countries (more information);
  • have a basic background in peace building, peace education and conflict work (either through studies, trainings or any other relevant experience);
  • have an intermediate/advanced level of English;
  • are able to participate in the 3 phases of the ToT;
  • have interest in developing training and facilitation skills, specifically in the field of conflict resolution.

Then, this is the perfect training for you!

tot2017-2If you feel like this ToT is a challenge you want to take on, if you see this as an opportunity to learn, grow and build peace around the globe, starting from your own community, we will be eagerly waiting for your application! The application deadline is 5th of December. Please be brief and concise in describing your motivation and drive for this training. All of the applications will be revised by a selection committee and will be answered no later than mid December.

You can apply clicking here!

Travel costs: If you are coming from an EU member state, we can reimburse 70% of your travel costs, with the limit of 250€. If you are coming from a non EU member state, we can reimburse 80% of your international travel costs, with the limit of 280€. Therefore, you should organize your trip from your home country to the venue (Vilanova i la Geltrú, Barcelona, Spain) in the most economical way. Transportation from the airport to the venue will be fully reimbursed.

tot2017-1Visa costs: If you need a visa to enter Spain, we can cover up to 80€ of your visa related costs.

Accommodation, food and materials will be provided by the organizers.

The participation fee, as every year, is 50€ and will be deduced from the international travel costs reimbursement.

This ToT will be held thanks to the support of the European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe.

For whichever doubt or additional information, please get in touch with us at:

We hope to receive your application and see you in Vilanova i la Geltrú next March 2017!