BRIDGE Fellowship

Bridge for Peace between East and West

“Bridge for Peace between East and West”

16th-19th March 2017, Georgia


The fellowship is not available to apply for at the moment.

In the culture of conflicts and misunderstandings we are used to make victims out of ourselves and lose control over our own lives. Do you want to continue complaining or are you eager to get in charge of your life and empower yourself?

We dream big. We believe in world peace and we make it possible through the development of inner peace of individuals. Are you ready to inspire yourself and others through meditation and self development? Get on board and apply for Bridge Peace fellowship today!

The Peace Revolution Bridge Youth Fellowship will bring together 30 young people from Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia who are interested in learning and exploring self-reflection as primary means to create real world change. We believe that the establishment of peace in the region and in the world may be possible only if there is peace in each one of us (“Peace In + Peace Out = Sustainable World Peace”).

Group Meeting
Experience
Balance of Body and Mind
Activities
Friendship
Activities
Peace and happiness
Activities
Meditation
Inner Peace Time
Mindfulness Technique
Inner Peace Time
Spiritual Moment
Activities
Ice-breaking
Activities

This training aims to promote a culture of peace, tolerance and conflict prevention through the means of meditation and self-development. It will include interactive activities, meditation and yoga sessions, lectures and discussions providing the participants with the skills for non-violent resistance, peace education, enhanced creativity and stress-management. Participants will have a chance to explore meditation as a practice which can cultivate skills to deal with challenges within peace-building and youth work, which makes this fellowship different from others.

Bridge Peace fellowship is being organized by World Peace Initiative Foundation every year since 2015. Check out Bridge Peace Fellowship 2015 and Bridge Peace Fellowship 2016 for more information.

Do you want the world to change and become a better place? Start from changing yourself and attending Bridge peace fellowship to learn more about meditation and network with like-minded peers.

Objectives

International Experiences

To bring young leaders and activists from the Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia together, provide a forum for networking and exchange of experience through dialogue and cooperation.

Youth Empowerment

To empower young people, offering them the space to create ideas for implementation of activities and events in their own communities.

Peace Building Tools

To promote tools of non-violent communication and peace building that can be applied in all cultures.

Personal Development

To develop and strengthen an active network of young peace builders that aims to boost creativity and to support personal and professional development.

Sustainable Development

To explore the idea of self-development and inner change as a core foundation of sustainable world change.

Cost

The fellowship fee as well as accommodation and food will be covered for the selected participants by the World Peace Initiative Foundation.

Contribution to the coverage of airfare is possible in individual cases based on the available funds of WPI Foundation and personal statement of the participant (only in case the participant is 20-32 years old and can prove to really need the funding).

Eligibility Criteria

  • In order to be chosen as participants for the Bridge Fellowship, the candidates should:

  • Be the nationals and residents of the following countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan;
  • Have completed at least 14 days of the online self-development program in English and provide their CV together with application (we are looking for peacebuilders, university workers and teachers, NGO workers and founders, young activists interested in mindfulness and meditation as inner peace tools);

  • Have good proficiency in written and spoken English;
  • Be optimistic and open-minded, with demonstrated leadership potential, interested in cultivation and promotion of peace and mindfulness;

Deadline

Application Deadline
15 December 2016, before 18.00GMT
(last date to apply online)
Eligibility Deadline
7 January 2017, before 18.00GMT
(the last date for completing eligibility criteria in order to receive an interview call)


Frequently Asked Questions

Is there an age limit to apply for the fellowship?

Everyone is welcome to join the fellowship. We are looking for peace activists interested in self-development, who want to learn how to develop their own inner peace in order to engage more effectively in their peace work.

I originally come from the above mentioned countries, but I live in a different country now. Can I still apply?

You can still apply. Preference will be given to the residents of these countries, but other applications may be considered.

How do you select the participants?

The most important criterion for selection is the applicant’s completion of at least 14 days of the online self-development program.  Our target group is young activists, peacebuilders and educators. We will try our best to select participants from as many countries as possible. Please note that only those who have attached their CV to the application form will be eligible for selection.

After completing 14 days of the online self-development program, the Peace Revolution selection committee will make an interview appointment based on your performance, available funding, as well as group combination in the fellowship. The interviews will be conducted on rolling basis; therefore, those participants who have completed the 14 days of the online self-development program early will receive the interview call first.
If you have any further questions, contact Kateryna Kulyk katerynakulyk. You may subscribe to our ‘Facebook Event’ or follow us on Twitter or Instagram to receive the latest news and updates about our fellowship opportunities.

Feedback from past fellowships

What an amazing experience this was. I couldn't imagine that just in four days so much can happen - new friends, new experiences, and new life. I definitely recommend this to everyone out there. This is your chance not only to see and learn something new about the world, but to discover yourself.

Sardor, Uzbekistan Bridge 2016

Today  I am a young woman politician in the local government, founder of a peacebuilding NGO, and feeling great about my role in the society. All this happened, because 2 years ago I was taught the culture of "Letting go". So simple and at the same time difficult to achieve. Try it for yourself!

Eleonora, Armenia Bridge 2015

It was a great opportunity to start my inner peace journey with the team of professionals. It was a travel not to an another country, but to another world where you are happy, all problems are gone and you enjoy a friendship with others and yourself.

Andrii, Ukraine Bridge 2015

One more time it reminded us that the best humanistic qualities are all hidden inside each and everyone regardless of nationality, religion, culture or traditions. People forget about them under the influence of different life circumstances. For me meditation is the best way to understand myself and others and remember the values. I feel so grateful for the Bridge Fellowship and those who have arranged all this for others. Incredible and amazing job!

Firuza, Tajikistan Bridge 2016
The fellowship is not available to apply for at the moment.
Peace Revolution fellowship is a component of Peace Revolution’s ‘face-to-face’ training. It is a process of transforming a Peace Rebel to become an agent of peace a.k.a Peace Agent in our training grounds. Peace Revolution fellowship gives Peace Rebels the exceptional and lifetime opportunity of:

Discovering Peace In

learning advanced inner peace techniques through meditation from experienced meditation instructors,

Positive Transformation

learning about positive transformation and how to live a virtuous life based on ancient universal knowledge,

Developing Peace Out

implementing activities resulted from the inner peace one has fostered in a culturally diverse community,

Mindfulness in Daily Life

becoming proficient in conflict resolution and practical application of inner peace in daily life,

International Friendships

sharing dialogue, having fun and spending moments with beautiful people from across the globe,

Becoming an agent of change

establishing a growing international network of active agents for change from all walks of life.

International Experience
Global Peace on the Move
Yoga Practice
Global Peace on the Move
Loving Kindness Meditation
Global Peace on the Move
Spiritual Dialogue
Global Peace on the Move
Friendship
Global Peace on the Move
Meditation with nature
BRIDGE Fellowship
Peace and happiness
Central and Western Africa Fellowship
Daily Mindfulness
CAC Fellowship
Team Building
SEE Fellowship
Lakeside Meditation
AMANDLA Fellowship
Organizational Networking
AMANDLA Fellowship
Woman Empowerment
Heya Fellowship
Art Creation
Artistic Meditation Retreat
Inner Peace in the midst of nature
European Fellowship
Peace Position
Global Peace on the Move
Group Dynamics
Global Peace on the Move

Those who feel they can make a valuable contribution to world peace by developing themselves on a deeper level, in order to actively share what they have learned with others should apply for this fellowship. We expect those who pass the training camp to remain active in the Peace Revolution program.

Note that every Peace Rebel is welcome to join this fellowship program. However, only youth and young adults between 20-32 are eligible for the airfare support.

Want to join us?

The following is the list of our fellowship programs that are applicable and suitable for you.

International Fellowship

Type: International

The International Fellowship programs, a.k.a Global Peace on the Move, are organized several times a year in Thailand. The fellowship offers a 14 days intensive training program providing participants with deeper insight in the relationship between inner peace and sustainable world peace and enhancing their ability to create peace within their family, professional and social environment.

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Artistic Meditation Retreat

Type: International (only for artists)

The mind of people who meditate is beautiful. So, what about having artists who make the world a better and more beautiful place, together for learning mindfulness and meditation practice. This is a unique training that combines meditation retreat as well as art creation, which helps artists to unleash and polish their creativity to the highest potent.

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South Eastern Europe

Type: Regional

The South Eastern Europe region that has inherited a mix of cultures, religions, ethnicities and languages will now be a place of unity where inner peace is the key for the betterment of understanding and reuniting all differences as one. If you are from this region and are still new to Inner Peace, why don't you give the SEE fellowship a try?

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The SEE fellowship
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East Europe and Central Asia

Type: Regional

The BRIDGE fellowship will bring together 30 young people from Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia who are interested in learning and exploring self-reflection as primary means to create real world change. Do you want the world to change and become a better place? Start from changing yourself and attending Bridge peace fellowship to learn more about meditation and network with like-minded peers.

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Eastern and Soutern Africa

Type: Regional

Are you a young African peace activist who desires to overcome the aforementioned challenges? In cognizance of the special need to develop young peace activists who can respond to the needs of the continent, Peace Revolution invites you to the Eastern & Southern African Regional Fellowship a.k.a AMANDLA. The fellowship will bring together participants from Eastern and Southern Africa region on a inner peace transformation journey.

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The SEE fellowship
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Central and Western Africa

Type: Regional

In cognizance of the special need to develop young peace activists who can respond to the needs of the African continent, Peace Revolution will once again host an exclusive regional fellowship for countries in Central and West Africa. Are you a young African peace activist looking for the key to self-development to help you in your life and work? This fellowship might be a kick starter for building a sustainable community peace that begins from within.

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AMANI Fellowship

Type: African International

Have you ever wondered how you can find your inner peace? Do you feel uncomfortable with the threats to peace and security in Africa? Can there be meaningful development without peace? Africa is one of the fastest growing continents with a lot of young leaders passionate about change and development in their communities. Peace Revolution once again welcomes African youth interested in championing the course of peace, to a two week transformative inner journey. Through the Peace in Peace out (PIPO) concept, participants will learn how to find their own inner peace, and become equipped with the skills to return and respond to the needs of the continent.

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The SEE fellowship
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Middle East and North Africa

Type: Regional

The fellowship for the Middle East and North Africa region, a.k.a MENA Salam fellowship, provides a local opportunities for youth and young adults who aim to restore a personal peace through meditation and self-development as well as creating support through networking and living together.

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HEYA Fellowship

Type: Regional (women only)

Peace Revolution works to support young women to empower themselves and impact their homes, families and communities by strengthening their personal growth through meditation and self-development as well as promoting women's rights. The Heya Fellowship will nurture the space for women for inner transformation which will eventually lead to community transformation.

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The HEYA fellowship
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Oceanic Fellowship

Type: Regional

The BULA fellowship brings young leaders and activists from the Pacific Islands region together, provide a forum for networking and exchange of experiences by fostering mutual understanding, dialogue and cooperation. The retreat will include interactive activities, meditation sessions, lectures and discussions providing the participants with new skills for non-violent resistance and peace education.

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Central America and the Caribbean

Type: Regional (women only)

Central America and the Caribbean symbolize color and mixture: African, Asian, Spanish, British and French descendants portray the importance of multicultural environments. They call for connection through compassion, empathy and peace. CAC Peace Fellowship is a call to return to our natural understanding of peace where love, compassion, and empathy are key aspects for constructive human relationships.

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The HEYA fellowship
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APU Self-discovery

Type: Regional

We provide a special mindfulness and meditation training program for APU students for 7 days to learn more about the true value of life and discover their individual inner peace!.

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WPI envisions sustainable change happening when each and every one of us works towards their own self-development. Thus, we have created free and accessible tools for the empowerment and wellbeing of individuals worldwide, regardless of age, race, religion, cultural background.

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Peace Revolution Project
World Peace Initiative Foundation
46/4 Moo 7 Khlong Song
Khlong Luang, Pathum Thani, Thailand