This course of actions places youth at the heart of Normandy for Peace, throughout the year, via a number of initiatives for young people, secondary school pupils and students.

Walk the Global Walk

Supported by the European Commission and developed in partnership with 13 European countries, the Walk The Global Walk educational programme enables a thousand secondary school pupils from Normandy to show their commitment to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals throughout the school year. The International Institute of Human Rights and Peace is rolling out this project in the 5 departments of Normandy, and is organising feedback on the project on the occasion of the Normandy World Peace Forum.

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The Freedom Prize

The Normandy Region launched the Freedom Prize in 2018. It gives young people aged 15 to 25 from all over the world the opportunity to choose an exemplary public figure or an organisation, committed to the fight for freedom. The Freedom Prize will be awarded at the Normandy World Peace Forum. To learn more about it...

The Holocaust Memorial

Educational projects focused on victims’ memories of the Holocaust are developed all year long by the Region’s apprentices and college students. The annual initiative is made up of three key events: a day at the Caen Memorial with a guest speaker who escaped from Auschwitz-Birkenau, a
study trip to the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp and a public presentation of educational materials at the Caen Memorial.

Every year, around 150 young people from Normandy benefit from this educational initiative, developed by the Holocaust Memorial, working closely with the local Board of Education..


University for Peace

The University for Peace, organised by the International Institute for Human Rights and Peace, brings together some fifty young European and international students each year in Caen for multidisciplinary discussions on a theme related to peace. The 18th session took place in 2018 on the theme: “International Criminal Justice and Peace”.


Young Leaders for Peace meetings

Making future leaders aware of the issues related to peace and international stability and strengthening the ties between the “Young Leaders” networks of the five continents: these are the objectives of the Young Leaders meetings organised at the Normandy World Peace Forum as of 2019

Secondary school pupil's Argument for Human Rights

Linked to the International moot competition for lawyers, organised by the Caen Memorial, the moot competition for secondary school pupils is open to all secondary school in France and French secondary schools around the world. After the regional heats, the best candidates compete in the national final at the Caen Memorial. Five prizes are given: the Memorial prize, the Civic Engagement prize, the Amnesty International prize, the Reporters Sans Frontières prize and the Student Panel prize.

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