Spring Bulletin – Call for Donations 2024

Dear supporters,In our 30th anniversary year, we are dismayed seeing one of our project regions at war. The unprecedented escalation in Israel and Palestine marks a break for our work.In our Special Bulletin in November 2023, we hoped in vain for an early end to the war. The terrorist attack by Hamas and the subsequent […]

Autumn Bulletin 2023

Dear supporters, we are glad to look back on an eventful summer full of intense and exciting dialogue encounters. As we write these lines, this year’s peace camp in Seget Donji on the Croatian Adriatic coast is just coming to an end. There, 70 teenagers and young adults from Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia […]

Summer Bulletin 2023

Dear supporters,summer is here and with it this year’s major dialogue seminars and peace camps of the project. Participants have been selected in both project regions and first preparatory meetings have taken place – preparations are in full swing.In the Balkans, the one-week camp for activists of the Youth United in Peace (YU-Peace) network is […]

Spring Bulletin – Call for Donations 2023

Dear supporters,for almost three months now, hundreds of thousands of people in Israel have been taking to the streets against a “judicial reform”, which for them is less of a reform and more an undermining of the separation of state powers and an attack on democracy. For left-wing activists, demands of protesters often do not […]

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 […]