At Glencree, we would like to invite young people to be actively involved in the future of the organisation and its work. Our young “Peacebuilders” application form is now live and open to people from or living in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. The project aims to identify and encourage participants from diverse backgrounds to engage with the core issues of Identity, the Legacy of Conflict in Ireland (north & south), Leadership, and Peacebuilding and Reconciliation. It is also an opportunity to meet, work, and spend time with people from different backgrounds.

Are you:

  1. Aged 18-25?
  2. Living in Northern Ireland or the Republic?
  3. Interested in leadership & conflict resolution skills?
  4. Passionate about (y)our future?
  5. Curious about the idea of peacebuilding?

If you answered “yes” to these questions, the programme may be for you.

Programme Aims:

  • Create a safe space where young people from different backgrounds can connect through learning and dialogue in a group context.
  • Encourage participants to identify and develop their skills in peacebuilding and leadership. This will include the option of receiving accredited training in conflict management.
  • Equip participants to have the confidence to apply these skills in their own home communities and across different communities in the ROI/NI.
  • Lead to a participant lead project/action on peacebuilding.
How much does it cost?

There is no fee involved. Transport costs for the core group are covered. We will also be investing in the training costs for participants.

What is involved?

Young Peacebuilders is a cross-border, cross-community peacebuilding project based on residential gatherings (March 24-26; May 5-7; June 16-18; September TBC) in 3 different locations across the island (Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland). These will include dialogue workshops, leadership and conflict management training (with the chance of accreditation), and a follow up project, during which participants will apply practically the new skills they have learned.

Potential applicants will apply via the Application Form.

For more information please contact either Kieran Allen (kieran.allen@glencree.ie) or Eamon Rafter (eamon.rafter@glencree.ie) or call Glencree on (00353) 1 282 9711.