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Youth Peace Initiative

Together with the Carnegie Foundation and the United Network Of Young Peacebuilders, Youth Peace Initiative (YPI) is organising ‘The Next Generation Peacebuilders Video Contest’ to highlight best practices of young peacebuilders! The best videos compete for the Youth Carnegie Peace Prize. The winner of the Youth Carnegie Peace Prize will be awarded with the title ‘Youth Ambassador of the Peace Palace’ during the Carnegie Peace Building Conversations Conference in The Hague and a conference ticket for the One Young World Summit in The Hague, respectively taking place in September and October 2018. The video contest is an initiative of the Carnegie Foundation Peace Palace, United Network of Young Peacebuilders and Youth Peace Initiative.

Andrew Carnegie (November 25, 1835 – August 11, 1919) felt he had an obligation to the society that had offered him so many chances. He saw many opportunities to create a better world. According to the philanthropist, science, education and peace were the most important conditions for progress.

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Many young peacebuilders all around the world are doing their utmost to achieve a better world. UN Security Council Resolution 2250 recognizes the needs and experiences of youth in (post-) conflict scenarios. Such a resolution gives recognition to the work by young peacebuilders and calls for support to young peacebuilders to be meaningfully involved in issues of peace and security. The recently published Progress Study on Youth
Peace and Security further evidences the positive resilience of young people and their meaningful contribution to building peace in their communities.

The initiatives of young peacebuilders deserve more acknowledgement and can inspire and encourage others to start their own project. That’s why the Carnegie Foundation, the United Network of Young Peacebuilders and Youth Peace Initiative launch a video contest to highlight best practices of young peacebuilders.

Show the world how you tackle the following challenges:

  • Financing the upside: flexible support for young peacebuilders;
  • Promoting meaningful youth participation in formal peace and political transition processes;
  • Creating safe and trustful civic spaces for youth to operate in their local contexts.

The organisation that will be the winner of the contest will receive the first Youth Carnegie Peace Prize during the Carnegie Wateler Peace Prize Ceremony to be held on 26 September 2018 in the Peace Palace The Hague, the Netherlands.

Eligibility and Application

Are you a peace builder and between 18 and 29 years old? Then don’t hesitate, grab your mobile or camera and make a video of your work as a peacebuilder! Contestants are judged on their impact and effectiveness in addressing the above three challenges, their creativity, and the degree to which the peace building initiative is youth-led.

Required specifications for your application:

Age of participant(s): 18-29 years old
Resolution of video: Minimal 1280 x 720 pixels
Length of video: Maximum 3 minutes long


Video and application form must be submitted via

Download application form here

Deadline: August 20, 2018 11:59pm

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