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Season’s Greetings to Our Global PTPI Family!

Season’s Greetings to Our Global PTPI Family! Dear PTPI Members, Volunteers, and Friends Around the World, As the festive season wraps us in its warm embrace, I want to extend ...Read more »

Trust The People – Winter 2024 Course

JOIN THE NEXT FREE COURSE  15th January – 5th February 2024 (Monday evenings 18.00-20.30 UK time – GMT) Great for the People to People International Community How can we cr...Read more »

Community Spirit Shine in Klina Youth Chapter, Kosovo

Festive Creativity and Community Spirit Shine in Klina Youth Chapter, Kosovo! 🌟 This month, something truly magical happened in the Klina Youth chapter from Kosovo. Our energetic ...Read more »

PTPI Senegal – 15 December working on malaria

French version below: EN: It’s truly inspiring to see how our colleagues in Senegal are stepping up to address local health challenges. In a remarkable effort aligned with the mis...Read more »

There’s positive news regarding Skopje, North Macedonia

Indeed, there’s positive news regarding Skopje, North Macedonia being recommended as the European Capital of Culture for 2028. This recommendation came after Skopje compet...Read more »

Important Update on Funds Transfer to PTPI Chapters 

Subject: Important Update on Funds Transfer to PTPI Chapters Dear PTPI Chapter Members, I hope this message finds you all well and continuing to contribute positively to our shared m...Read more »

Progress Update on PTPI’s Regeneration

Subject: Progress Update on PTPI’s Regeneration and Operational Enhancements Dear Esteemed Members and Support Network, I hope this message finds you well and thriving. I am writi...Read more »

PTPI Kenya in Action – identity, belonging, and migration

Heartfelt congratulations to our PTPI Kenya friends for their remarkable efforts in engaging with diverse social actors in their community. Your recent session on identity, belonging, ...Read more »

World Kindness Day – 13 November

World Kindness Day is an international observance on 13 November. It was introduced in 1998 by the World Kindness Movement, a coalition of nations’ kindness NGOs. It is observed ...Read more »

Global democracy and the UN discussed in New York

Proposals for improving citizen participation and representation at the United Nations took center stage at an event in New York that was part of this year’s Global People’s Assembl...Read more »

Stay on a steady path

Dear PTPI members, As we continue to navigate the current state of the world, I want to take a moment to encourage all of you to stay on a steady path towards delivering our mission. W...Read more »

World mental health day

A continued challenge being faced by many in our society. In a world where you can be anything, be kind.” ~Jennifer Dukes Lee World Mental Health Day (10 Oct) is a day to talk about ...Read more »

Countries that are known for having a strong culture

There are many countries that are known for having a strong culture. Here are a few examples: Japan: Japan is famous for its unique culture that includes traditional arts such as tea c...Read more »

The International Day of Peace – 21 September

WHAT IS THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE? The International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”) is observed around the world each year on 21 September. Established in 1981 by unanimous United...Read more »

Update, Youth Chapter, Roman Romania

PTPI Youth Chapter, Roman, Romania Wanna be a bee? Be a PTPI!💛 Do you want to develop on a personal level during high school and meet new people❓ Do you want to make a change in yo...Read more »

Delaware Chapter gathering October

People To People International Delaware Chapter Join us October 7th & 8th as PTPIDE promotes Peace Through Understanding in our local community! WE ARE ONE! Innovations & Coll...Read more »

Seven students Homestay in Interlaken, Switzerland

September 16 and 17th: Update from Interlaken, Switzerland Beatrice Lowinger, chapter President Homstayed seven university students from the European school of Physiotherapy Amsterdam....Read more »

Update from Roman, Romania September 2023

An update from Mary and Mike Hermida (USA): Mary and I visited Romania early September to meet up again with many of the ‘then students, now young adults’ we met at the Roman 2016 ...Read more »

PTPI Estonia in Nice, France Aug 2023

Once again, the team from Tallinn, Estonia are participating in an Eurasmus+ project. Eesti People to People LTTA in the frame of the Erasmus+ strategic partnership project “Arts Agai...Read more »

International Day of Friendship – 30 July

Sharing the human spirit through friendship International Day of Friendship – 30 July Our world faces many challenges, crises and forces of division — such as poverty, violence...Read more »

Water in the Park – Youth in Roman, Romania

PTPI Youth – Roman, Romania What could be more invigorating on a hot summer day than a water fight?🌞 This is the perfect opportunity to gather your friends and go together to ...Read more »

Project in Bulgaria with PTPI Estonia

Eesti People to People – Estonia Eesti People to People team participates in the The Quarantine Film Festival in Varna, Bulgaria and in the final meeting of the Erasmus+ strategi...Read more »

Summer vacation period

During the summer vacation period, it is important to remind ourselves to enjoy, relax, and rediscover the art of relaxation. This is a time when individuals, families, and friends ofte...Read more »

How to volunteer in Brussels as an English speaker

Monday, 3 July 2023 By Danica Van der Merwe How to volunteer in Brussels as an English speaker Credit: Belga Volunteering allows locals to lend a helping hand, build up the community an...Read more »

European Conference – 16 to 18 June 2023

European Conference – 16 to 18 June 2023 Sassari, Sardinia Our gathering this year was small and cozy. The 15 people that did attend the conference had an enjoyable time. Reconnecti...Read more »

Update, PTPI Youth Chapter, Varna, Bulgaria

PTPI Youth Chapter, Varna, Bulgaria PTPI_The_Dolphins We were part of a wonderful initiative to popularize Bulgarian theater! Performances aimed at introducing children to the magic o...Read more »

Little Bees – Romania event, 1 June 2023

PTPI Youth Chapter, Roman, Romania The Bees🐝 What could be as beautiful as a kid’s full of fun smile? International Children’s Day is the perfect chance to appreciate these littl...Read more »

PTPI Tallinn, Estonia Chapter project update

PTPI Tallinn, Estonia Chapter project update EESTI PEOPLE TO PEOPLE Transnational meeting in the frame of Erasmus+ strategic partnership project “VolunTECH”. Milan, Italy, ...Read more »

Sternberk, Czech Republic Chapter update

Sternberk, Czech Republic PTPI Šternberk “There is no house like a house” or how easy it is (or not 🙂 to make a birdhouse. We thank Bláž for a beautiful day with pres...Read more »

Not only on Giving Tuesday

  Not only on Giving Tuesday!  Attention all supporters of our PTPI Youth! We need your help to empower and inspire our young members throughout the year, not just during Giving Tuesd...Read more »

PTPI Forest

At PTPI, we value the diverse and beautiful cultures that make up our world, and we are dedicated to fostering lasting cross-cultural connections. As we work towards this goal, we rema...Read more »

Youth chapter raise funds for landscaping – Bulgaria

Our PTPI Youth Chapter, the Dolphins from Varna Bulgaria, organized a “Charity Easter Bazaar” during the holidays, and it was a huge success. Thanks to the dedication and h...Read more »

Transformative power of movement

As a passionate dancer, I know first-hand the transformative power of movement. Dance is more than just a physical activity – it is a form of expression that allows us to communi...Read more »

The Bees in Roman, Romania party in the community

Dear friends, We hope this update finds you well! We are thrilled to announce that the PTPI Youth Chapter in Roman Romania, aka the Bees, has been up to some exciting things lately. &#...Read more »

Youth Chapter Varna, community support

Youth Chapter – the Dolphins Varna, Bulgaria April 29, we once again participated in the initiative of – Believe and Help for a mobile blood donation point, children’...Read more »

Community Chapter update, Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn, Estonia update: The Community Chapter of People to People International (PTPI) in Tallinn, Estonia has once again demonstrated their remarkable engagement abilities. We are in...Read more »

Saudi’s diverse cultural calendar is full of surprises

Saudi’s diverse cultural calendar is full of surprises From nomads and flower men to pop-rock bands and techno DJs, all walks of life are shaping the cultural scene in the Kingdom Vi...Read more »

PTPI Youth Chapter, Varna, Bulgaria

PTPI Youth Chapter, Varna, Bulgaria The Dolphins Sports championships in Varna continue and we from the Dolphins, of course, help by getting involved in their organization! This year ...Read more »

Ditch Europe’s capitals for these off-the-radar city breaks

Want a city break without the crowds? Why not give these ‘second cities’ a go. View original City breaks can be just as rejuvenating as a beach holiday. But Europe’...Read more »

Where do Europeans stand on divisive social issues? Despite a rise in populism on the continent, Europeans seem to be getting more liberal when it comes to abortion, divorce and casual ...Read more »

Youth Chapter – Klina, Kosovo update

Youth Chapter – Kosovo Klina Youth Chapter WORLD YOUTH DAY OF COMMUNITY SERVICE. Young people from Klina planted 100 flowers in Ilir Merturi Park in Klina. The activity was aime...Read more »

Balkan Trafik! festival 2023 to showcase Kosovo’s best musical talents

First held over 15 years ago after the meeting of Nicolas Wieërs from Belgium and Ilir Sefa from Kosovo, the festival takes place from 27 to 30 April in Brussels. View original This...Read more »

Making Progress with our regeneration

Dear PTPI Members,  As members of PTPI, we embody the core values and ideals that the organization strives to promote. We represent the best of what we envision for the world when it ...Read more »

Countries known for a strong culture

There are many countries that are known for having a strong culture. Here are a few examples:  Japan: Japan is famous for its unique culture that includes traditional arts such as t...Read more »

Youth Chapter, the Bees – Roman, Romania

Our youth chapter, the Bees of PTPI in Roman, Romania, had a memorable teambuilding experience from February 21-24 at a stunning location in Bran. “Over the course of four days, o...Read more »

What is ‘la bise’ and has the pandemic killed it?

French people often do ‘la bise’ to greet each other – but the pandemic has endangered this national habit. View original Hugging, shaking hands, kissing… Greetin...Read more »

Bulletin: International travel benefits on bias

International travel has been shown to increase cultural understanding and empathy, which can help reduce bias. According to a 2018 Harris Poll of 1,300 business travelers, 87 percent s...Read more »

Mombasa, Kenya Mentorship Program for Girls

BY: Franklin Okello, April 2023 – Mombasa We had the opportunity and pleasure to interact and engage with very happy and enthusiastic students. The school of choice was Majaoni Se...Read more »

Bulletin: The importance of culture

Culture plays a significant role in influencing the world. Rather than military, political, or economic might, it’s the culture of certain countries that impact the wider world th...Read more »

Bulletin: Ireland give back to the world

According to the World Economic Forum, Ireland is one of the top countries when it comes to giving aid to other countries. In the 2019 edition of their Principled Aid Index, Ireland was...Read more »

Best support possible for PTPI Network

At our core, we strive to provide the best support possible to our PTPI network. However, as a group of volunteers, we understand that perfection isn’t always attainable on the fi...Read more »

Chapter update – Estonia

Stara Ljubovna, Slovakia, April 11-17, 2023 Our PTPI Chapter in Tallinn, Estonia, known as Eesti People to People International, recently participated in a transnational meeting as part...Read more »

Donations ensure we deliver

PTPI is an incredible NGO that is dedicated to fostering understanding and building connections between people from all over the world. Our organization believes that by bringing togeth...Read more »

Chapter update – Tallinn, Estonia

We are thrilled to share with you that the Eesti People to People International chapter from Tallinn, Estonia is once again in action! They are participating in a transnational meeting...Read more »

We re-introduce Angel Dimitrievski

It is with immense pleasure that we re-introduce Angel Dimitrievski, one of our esteemed members who has been an active participant in our NGO since 2012. Based in Skopje, North Macedon...Read more »

Reasons to visit Interlaken

Here are three great reasons to visit Interlaken: Stunning Scenery: Interlaken is situated in the heart of the Swiss Alps, surrounded by snow-capped mountains, crystal-clear lakes, and ...Read more »

PTPI in Japan

Contact: Ruriko Nakajima PTPI in Japan has six chapters reporting into a country HQ. In the past, they have welcomed homestay members as part of our international travelers program. K...Read more »

Traveling can have many benefits

Traveling can have many benefits, here are five of them: Broadens your perspective: Traveling exposes you to different cultures, lifestyles, and perspectives. It can help you gain a bet...Read more »

As we change into a Chapter Network only NGO

There is much to think about as we go from the former structure of PTPI.inc to the new structure of an informal PTPI Chapter Network. Here some important considerations from the experts...Read more »

Refugee camp in Tanzania with Elias Msoshi

Elias Msoshi, who grew up in a refugee camp in Tanzania, witnessed the vulnerability of young girls and children who often became victims of exploitation and were left invisible. In Tan...Read more »
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