Sleep for Peace
Hostelling International, United Kingdom
Type of institution
Coordinated at Welwyn Garden City International Office, UK
Cultural values, diversity and heritage, Mutual understanding, peace and security
Lines of actions
Advocacy and awareness raising
Type of activity
Events, meetings and conferences
Estimated outreach/impact of your activity
General public, Specific groups (e.g. Youth, Women and disadvantaged groups), International bodies
This year again, Hostelling International will celebrate diversity and highlight the role of youth hostels in mutual understanding, intercultural connections and peace during the week stretching between the International Day of Peace (21st of September) and World Tourism Day (27th September), and beyond.
In today`s international political and social context, we are proud to offer a safe, quality, affordable accommodation where cultures meet and conversations start. We want to make a clear statement that whoever you are, wherever you come from, all are welcome to stay and celebrate with us.
– To engage guests, communities, staff, volunteers and stakeholders in meaningful conversations, events and thinking about peace-building and intercultural understanding.
– To start conversations: highlight the role of our hostels as safe places where cultures meet.
– To celebrate diversity, tolerance and youth travel in the hostelling movement.
– To get support/endorsement from international organisations involved in peace-building, to enhance impact and dissemination of our shared values
WHEN? Thursday 21st September to Wednesday 27th September 2017
WHAT? Throughout this week, hostels in the HI network around the world will synchronise celebratory efforts, rallying around a single message, but singular local activities to reflect the uniqueness of each location and each hostel’s role. Workshops, conferences, peace-themed tours, conversations, and more will be happening during that week, inviting all, guests at the hostels and home as well as local community and general public to join.