Permaculture as a Path to Peace (3Peas) is 23 month long project supported by Erasmus+ program of the European Commission. 3Peas includes 15 partner organizations from Europe, from 14 countries (VCV Serbia, VUK Croatia, Nešto više Bosnia & Herzegovina, SCI Italy, SCI France, SCI Germany, SCI Greece, CVS Bulgaria, CID Macedonia, Bugday Turkey, ZMAG Croatia, Utilapu Hungary, PVN Albania, SCI Catalunya, GAIA Kosovo).The main topic of the project is permaculture as a tool for peace building, reconciliation and empowerment of youth. It will consist of several connected activities which aim is to build capacity of SAVA working group of SCI (responsible for exchange in the Balkans) in youth work within current challenging social and environmental concepts. Through this project, participants will gain diverse knowledge and skills to implement permaculture in peace work, but will also upgrade existing climate for peace toolkit, which will be tested through summer workcamps, youth mobility activities and finalized and concluded together with the video documentary.
EVS volunteer from France was involved in development of permaculture site in Bozevce, remote village in Eastern part of Kosovo from November 2017 until September 2018. Volunteer will took part in local permaculture initiative run by GAIA and local partners. The volunteer will be experimenting knowledge and skills, observing, designing and documenting the natural process.
Workshop on social permaculture for SCI trainers took part in Novo Brdo in Kosovo, from 16th till 20th of April 2018 and will gather 12 representatives.
Youth Exchange in Mitrovica, divided city in Kosovo took place from 18th until 26th of May 2018 and will gather 25 participants from 5 countries (Kosovo, Serbia, Macedonia, Croatia, Bulgaria).
Permaculture4peace summer workcamp campaign (June – September 2018) in cooperation with Climate for peace team. At least 14 workcamps (Western Balkans, EU) will implement study and/or practical part (workshops, permablitz, study visits etc) on permaculture based on guidelines from the manual.
Final evaluation & follow up meeting will take place from 2nd till 5th of November 2018, Bozevce vilalge in Kosovo. This meeting will gather 15 representatives from all partners and will also include experiences of EVS and other long-term volunteers.
During the meeting, participants will do the situation assessment and analyse data from evaluation of previous activities.