Where We Work: UK and Europe
In 2017, Peace First and a coalition of organizations designed a strategy to create a new culture of youth-led social action in the UK, providing training and resources to unleash young people’s moral imaginations and encourage them to challenge injustice. Since then, we’ve directly funded an unprecedented number of youth-led projects to take action on pressing issues in their community, from access to employment to racism in schools and social isolation in the wake of COVID-19. In addition, we’ve run a dedicated Accelerator program for young people in the UK that has provided significant support to help young people make promising projects scalable and sustainable. Our work reaches well outside of London to all four nations of the UK, and our team is focused on ensuring that our program serves young people traditionally underrepresented in the social change space. In 2019, Peace First began growing in earnest in Europe, supporting young changemakers in Italy, France, Ukraine, and beyond to work on issues of public health, women’s access to STEM education and careers, and more.
Events and Opportunities
Our YSJC's are month-long learning experiences that support young people 13-25 to learn how to create social action projects, receive subject matter expertise and be a part of a Global and Europe Wide community in the injustice they want to challenge. This summer we will be hosting the Climate Justice Camp. The Climate Justice camp will explore climate related injustice over four sessions as well as give insight into how to create a social action project with Peace First. Apply Here!
Social Circus in Thessaloniki
Anais wanted to inspire the Roma and refugee populations in her home community, so she created Social Circus, which provides a fun outlet to learn social competencies.
The Solidarity Library
Mayumi and Trevor saw the Covid-19 pandemic and global shutdown as an opportunity to create a new type of library that's more accessible than ever.
Fellow in Residence & Regional Manager, UK & Europe
Tahmid is a community organiser in the UK. He has spent over the last 5 years supporting the leadership of some of London's most talented civil society leaders. He co-founded and led a migrant and diaspora youth held campaign called Stand Up, Stand Out that centred around teaching young people to organise around issues that migrant communities face. He spent two years as a community Organiser for Citizens UK, UK's largest community organising charity, working in two London boroughs. Tahmid's interests has always been centred around youth led justice and achieving change using the practises of community organising. Tahmid is keen to uplift and develop young leaders across the UK particularly those from marginalized communities. In his spare time, Tahmid is a keen music nerd and a DJ.