With the support of the European Commission, the newly created Western Balkans Alumni Association (WBAA) will be organizing its official kick-off event in Ohrid, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, on 15 – 17 March 2018. The event will gather over 300 higher education stakeholders, including students and alumni, Ministry representatives from the Western Balkans, university rectors and student unions, as well as EU officials and business representatives.
This training provides practitioners, policymakers and researchers with a unique opportunity to explore the use of dialogue and mediation in building and sustaining peace.
The International Training on Dialogue and Mediation will be held in Uppsala on 4-14 June 2018. It builds on 45 years of peace and conflict research and education at Uppsala University, combined with insights from the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation’s ongoing engagement in international policy discussions in the peacebuilding field.
The call for applications for 2018 is open. You can submit your application here.
Humanity in Action Fellowships in Amsterdam, Copenhagen, and Sarajevo
When: June 8 – July 8, 2018.
Where: Amsterdam, Copenhagen, and Sarajevo
Application Deadline: February 18, 2018.
The Center for Comparative Conflict Studies (CFCCS) at the Faculty of Media and Communications (FMK), Singidunum University invites you to apply for the 9th International Summer School in Comparative Conflict Studies. The 2018 Summer School will take place at the Faculty of Media and Communications in Belgrade, from June 24 to July 1, 2018.
The sixth annual Global Peace Workshop 2018 focuses on peacebuilding, transformative mediation for social cohesion and international migration.
Our goals are to examine how these processes support and empower people living through conflict, by offering practical tools, shaping and influencing public opinion, or reducing isolation. We will critically consider the roles played by conflict-affected people and external partners, where power lies, how change happens and what the contributions of global youth can be.
In the frame of Divided Past-Joint Future project in Pristina (Kosovo) was organized a three day training 20-23 December for 14 facilitators coming from WB countries and Turkey.
The aim of the training was to increase competences of facilitators to run National social innovation lab workshops as well to explore innovative approach in peacebuilding in the WB and Turkey.
Rondine Association, based in Italy, has been working for peace for 20 years. Utilizing an original training approach, the program targets young people coming from different cultures or from countries in conflict areas and aims to teach them to understand their own conflict and accept living with their enemy.
A conference to encourage new thinking and research in the field of peacebuilding and reconciliation
BELFAST, 10-12 APRIL 2018
As we mark the 20th anniversary of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement, Peace and Beyond will bring together practitioners, academics, policy makers and young leaders from the UK, Ireland, South Africa, Lebanon, the Western Balkans and Colombia.
Through a series of lectures, plenary sessions, workshops, site visits and cultural events we will:
The 28th Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf: Call for Papers
Date: 21-24 June, 2018
Venue: Woolf College, University of Kent, Canterbury
Organising Committee: Derek Ryan, Ariane Mildenberg, Peter Adkins, Patricia Novillo-Corvalán
Call for Papers
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Marking 100 years since the end of the First World War and 80 years since the publication of Three Guineas, the 28th Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf invites papers addressing the dual theme of Europe and Peace. From the ‘prying’, ‘insidious’ ‘fingers of the European War’ that Septimus Warren Smith would never be free of in Mrs Dalloway to Woolf’s call to ‘think peace into existence’ during the Blitz in ‘Thoughts on Peace in an Air Raid’, questions of war and peace pervade her writings. They are also central to Woolf’s Bloomsbury circle, exemplified in John Maynard Keynes’ The Economic Consequences of the Peace, Clive Bell’s Peace at Once and Leonard Woolf’s Quack, Quack! While seeking proposals that address the European contexts and cultures of modernism between wars, we also encourage exploration of how these writings can help us think through what it might mean to create peace in Europe today amid various political, humanitarian, economic and environmental crises. Topics may include, but are not limited to:
The projects can be implemented from July 2018 to August 2019. Historical or contemporary approaches are suitable for the project work.
The exchange projects strive for open and diverse societies in a future-oriented and active manner. The young people address sociopolitical subjects such as equal opportunities, inclusion, and participation. They reflect on their own experiences, develop a critical attitude towards discrimination or implement social commitment on the ground.