Hostelling International USA initiated a project Sleep for Peace which reinforces the message that hostelling contributes to building peace through promoting intercultural understanding amongst young people at home and abroad. This initiative reinforces the purpose of HI by celebrating the peace-building benefits of travel, staying at HI hostels in particular. Hostels around the world will host a variety of activities involving guests, staff and others in commemoration of the UN International Day of Peace on 21st of September. The most active at this projects is USA which will host dinners, discussions and conferences.
Last year about 16 National Associations and their hostels participated. On 21st of September
there will be a lot of events
promoting peace and intercultural understanding and non-violence through activities and events.
In Slovenia hostel Tresor
decided to participate and will play a documentary about European refugee crisis. There will also be discussion after the movie. The event will be extremely interesting and everyone is welcome to join. Maribor also won’t miss out this international day. In Hostel Pekarna
will light candles and write wishes about peace in the world and send them into the sky from their beautiful balcony.
Peace and crisis are very current themes in this time in Europe. Young people have the voice and we have to use it. We have to make sure that international day of peace will be peaceful and that we will contribute to it.