Crossing Borders is a nongovernmental and not-for-profit organization based at the International People’s College in Elsinore, Denmark, with branches in Palestine, Israel and Jordan. The primary aim of Crossing Borders is to provide neutral space and skills training for youth and educators, with a special focus on the Middle East, so that they may fully participate in the process towards peace in their region. Crossing Borders activities include training courses, seminars and workshops in participatory conflict management, intercultural communication, and media skills, designed for youth and teachers. Another core activity is publication of the bi-monthly Crossing Borders magazine by and for Arab and Israeli youth; it is distributed in schools, community centers and youth clubs. Other areas of activity include consultancy services, training, lectures, advocacy, networking, and cooperation and coordination with public and civil society institutions working for intercultural dialogue, understanding and peaceful resolution of conflicts.
The methods and principles of Crossing Borders are based on ongoing dialogue, equal participation, shared ownership, and concrete and joint output, with learning elements of immediate and long-term benefit to the participants and their communities.