We shared with you in our social media information and pictures from the TC "YOUth 4 Peace" in Bansko, Bulgaria, but now it comes the time for the report from our participants there. 
Take a look at Ekinsu's story:

................................................................................................................................................................................................

Between 10-18 June 2017, the training course named "YOUth 4 Peace" took place in Bansko, Bulgaria. 30 Youth Workers came together and aimed to transform conflicts through nonviolent actions. We achieved this aim by getting together from ten different countries to deepen our knowledge on each other’s perspectives, by doing certain types of activities and via these activities we shared our experiences on specific issues in our countries.

System & Generation Association was represented by Aysu, Eren and Ekinsu. It was our first Training Course experience and we’ve learnt so many things and we had so much fun with our new friends.

We’ve learnt types of violence: cultural violence, structural violence and direct violence but we also saw examples of nonviolent actions and we watched the movie called “Everyday Rebellion”. We tried to solve different types of conflicts by slightly changing our attitudes in our Forum Theater activity. 

We shared certain issues from our countries and as the Turkish team, our subject was Femicide in Turkey. We told our friends that so many women are killed every day in Turkey and there’s no solid action against Femicide

We didn’t make our Sharing Night on a national level. It was a sharing night on the individual level and we shared what we personally like about our country.

In our Free-Day, we went to see the Rila Monastery. It is the largest and most famous Eastern Orthodox Monastery in Bulgaria. After that on the same day, we saw another beautiful city, Blagoevgrad, which is the hometown of our lovely hosts from Alternativi International, Georgi and Petya.

At that night, we had a Bulgarian Night and Baba Yana and Baba Elena (Baba is a Bulgarian word for Grandma) showed us an example of an old Bulgarian wedding. We ate Bulgarian Banitsa and drank Rakia and we saw some examples of Bulgarian Folk Dance.