Autumn Bulletin 2022

Dear supporters, after two years of restrictions to our work induced by the pandemic, we are all the more pleased that this year, finally numerous cross-border workshops, seminars and camps could take place. Vacation From War has survived the peak of the pandemic – we owe this to the creativity and flexibility of our partners, […]

Summer Bulletin 2022

“This project has now existed for almost thirty years. We owe this to the tireless work of our partners and the loyal support of our donors”, Brigitte Klaß said in her introductory statement to the presentation on Vacation From War. In mid-June, after many postponements, the official award ceremony of the “Sievershäuser Encouragement”, the peace […]

Spring Bulletin – Call for Donations 2022

Dear supporters,For more than a month now, the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine has kept us on tenterhooks. We are shocked by the developments not only in Russia and Ukraine, we are also deeply concernedabout the political reactions in Germany and other countries. The war already leads to consequences for security policy that could […]

Autumn Bulletin 2021

Dear donors,      Dear supporters, 2021 is no ordinary year for Vacation from War – the Corona pandemic continues to have a significant impact on life in the project regions, and due to travel restrictions in Israel and Palestine, as well as in the former Yugoslavia, the possibilities for cross-border encounters and dialogue meetings are still […]

Summer Bulletin 2021

Dear supporters, The military escalation and the violent clashes of the last weeks in Israel and Palestine have shaken our partners, but also us very much. We are glad and relieved that both our partners and the former participants are well; nevertheless, the political developments remain deeply worrying, especially since riots in Jerusalem and air […]

Spring Bulletin – Call for Donations 2021

Dear supporters, In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas in January announced parliamentary and presidential elections for May and July of this year, respectively. After 15 years, for many, this is a minor sensation  – whether elections will happen or not remains uncertain. Meanwhile, continuous voting seems to have become the […]

Autumn Bulletin 2020

„We have masks, we have the will, and we are not short of ideas“ This quote is taken from a Facebook post by the network Youth United in Peace from the Former Yugoslavia. In August, in spite of the Corona pandemic, a small group of committed activists met in person to explore possibilities for activities […]

Special Bulletin May 2020

the corona pandemic is forcing the project Vacation from War to change plans for this year. In the past few weeks, it has become clear that we have to go different ways in 2020: both the dialogue seminars for Israelis and Palestinians in Germany and the big Youth Encounter for young people from the countries […]

Spring Bulletin – Call for Donations 2020

Dear sponsors and supporters, already at the end of February, German media reported on the events in Bosnia-Herzegovina which fuel fears of a new war among the population: Milorad Dodik, Serbian member of the Bosnia-Herzegovina State Presidency and President of the Republic of Srpska, called into question the state of Bosnia-Herzegovina; he did not accept […]

Autumn Bulletin 2019

While the participants in the dialogue seminars try to take the perspectives of the „Others“ and together look for strategies of conflict transformation, politicians like the Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, through announcing the annexation of the Jordan Valley in case he wins the election, continue a spiral of violence; and conflict resolution seems in the […]