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Building and Crossing Bridges / Belgium

1 August 2022

17 July - 31 July 2022

Building and Crossing Bridges is a 10-day non-formal educational summer programme, where 40 participants aged 15 to 19 from different nationalities, cultures, religions and socio-economic backgrounds come together in the Belgian Ardennes to make education a force for a more peaceful and sustainable future. 

The four main objectives of the programme are:

  • To build bridges across different cultures and create a unique and inclusive community
  • To gain a deeper understanding of some of the most urgent issues we face today, such as migration racism, conflict resolution and sustainable development
  • To raise self-awareness by reflecting on questions within the fields of identity and culture
  • To develop skills which can be implemented to benefit local communities

Building and Crossing Bridges Short CourseThe aim is to gather young people from diverse backgrounds in order to build one united community where teenagers empower one another. You will be encouraged to challenge yourself through workshops, physical and psychological activities, social experiments, debates, theatre and games. Acknowledging and understanding why we are so different often leads to more constructive outcomes in our rapidly changing, diverse world. With this in mind, we emphasise empathetic communication and listening when becoming part of this powerful network of like-minded, young change makers, who stay in touch and work together to improve their societies.


Dates: 17 July - 31 July 2022

Location: CIRAC centre, Marcourt, Ardennes, Belgium

Participant age requirement: 15 - 19 years

Language of course facilitation: English 

Application deadline: 25 April 2022 

Scholarship availability: needs-based scholarships are available upon request after admission to the course

Course fee: EUR 450

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