Call for Proposals - Youth as ChangeMakers

Date Published: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2013

From child soldiers and urban criminal gangs to civil resistance activists in the Arab Spring, youth have 
become primary drivers of violent and nonviolent conflict alike. But they are also often at the forefront of
peacebuilding efforts through their socio-political grassroots engagement for peace, human security or
community development.

This year’s Grant for Innovation in Conflict Transformation focuses on the roles and nonviolent strategies
by which young people contribute to constructive conflict transformation. Funding is available up to EUR 75,000.

The call encourages the submission of project proposals based on research, education, arts and practice
that are complementary to activities carried out by the Berghof Foundation. The projects we seek to fund
should empower young people to act as agents of conflict transformation and to become actively
engaged as change-makers and motivated peacebuilders.

We are particularly interested in proposals that offer creative ideas and innovative approaches on:

  • Fostering nonviolent strategies and approaches of youth to resist against repression, injustice or foreign occupation
  • Developing applicable youth-specific approaches to post-war reconciliation, conflict transformation and peacebuilding
  • Dealing constructively with youth-related violence and its root causes
  • Strengthening youth organisations as bridge-builders (across borders, ethnic barriers, cultures or social classes)
  • Empowering youth as agents for a culture of peace


Initial Applications for this call can be submitted through the Foundation’s online grant application form
from 1 May 2013 until 31 May 2013.
Interested applicants should inform themselves about the grant programme and the application process and guidelines by clicking here