After spending three months on an AFS high school exchange program through the PEACE program, more than 250 students from many different countries came to Brussels, Belgium to the final PEACE Camp organized by the European Federation for Intercultural Learning (EFIL), the umbrella organization for AFS in Europe.

The PEACE Camp was a unique opportunity for the participants to share their experiences, discoveries and feelings following their exchange, but also to discuss fundamental themes such as global diversity, intercultural encounters and active citizenship. During the four days of the camp, they had the opportunity to get to know each other and to share their unique experiences with one another. They also participated in different workshops where they reflected on European and global citizenship, discussed about the most pressing global issues and exchanged ideas on how they can become active citizens themselves to advance change in society.

The participants also had the chance to visit Brussels and explore the European Parliament, the European Commission or the House of European History, learning more about the European institutions and their history.

The Camp wouldn’t have been possible without the amazing team of 50 AFS volunteers that brought all their time and dedication to the PEACE Camp. 

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