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Jongeren voor Uitwisseling en Begrip

National Network: 
Netherlands
Address: 
Van Bijnkershoeklaan 191
3527XE Utrecht
Netherlands
Telephone: 
0612368353
Organisation Type: 
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment: 
2011
General Information: 

JUB is a youth organization, founded in 2011, aiming to promote peace, understanding and co-operation between young people in the world. We aim to realize local and international youth activities, to promote tolerance between young people from different cultures and countries. Further, we hope to encourage active involvement in society, without any distinction because of race, social status, educational level or any other ‘disadvantage’. We work in a spirit of respect for human rights and we highly value sustainable development. Our projects are carried out by trained professionals, mostly based on non-formal education methods. It means we make use of several techniques, like brainstorming, discussions, presentations, role plays, simulations and expert inputs. The proverb ‘learning by doing’ is most suitable here. In short, we create a space for young people, to develop themselves. T

Mission and Objectives: 

JUB is a youth organization, founded in 2011, aiming to promote peace, understanding and co-operation between young people in the world. We aim to realize local and international youth activities, to promote tolerance between young people from different cultures and countries. Further, we hope to encourage active involvement in society, without any distinction because of race, social status, educational level or any other ‘disadvantage’. Our projects are carried out by trained professionals, mostly based on non-formal education methods. It means we make use of several techniques, like brainstorming, discussions, presentations, role plays, simulations and expert inputs. There is no permanent staff. The budgetary resources per year depend on the approval of project grants, which varies. For an indication, the 2016 budget was around 110.000 euro. Sources: Erasmus Plus, Europe Direct, small local partners. Main events are international trainings and Human Libraries.

Main Projects / Activities: 

International trainings and seminars for youth workers regarding Human Rights Education and Conflict Transformation. On local basis, JUB organizes Human Libraries. Via this event visitors can have a talk with a Human Book, a person who is dealing with stereotypes against them on a daily basis. The Human Library offers a space for a dialogue and a chance to gain knowledge outside of your social bubble. It is a great way to promote respect for diversity.

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?: 

My organization would be more than happy to share information about our activities and recourses, which can help other organizations to set up similar events.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?: 

It would be good to hear from other organizations as well, and acquire contacts to set up new projects, with new collaborations. We are always looking forward to renew ourselves, with new methods and ways. Via this network we can be in touch with similar organizations, having a bigger impact toward our goals.