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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.
During a two-year experience, participants deconstruct the idea of the enemy and work actively to develop projects with social, political and economic impact in order to contribute to peaceful development in their own countries and in the world.
To achieve these results, students receive high quality training on topics connected to conflict management, as well as improve their communication skills and learn about the necessary methodologies needed to create concrete opportunities.
In addition to this specific training, students develop their professional and academic personalized curriculum by obtaining a master’s degree or a high specialization vocational training degree.
What is World House?
The World House is an international experience of civil commitment for conflict transformation. It takes place through the experience of cohabitation with other students and through daily activities. This is central part of where the education process and training take place – learning in living.
It is the core of the Citadel, where many innovative courses and projects are explored, and where the young participants are consciously prepared to become leaders, in a context of fast
transformation, deep change, high stake conflicts and an increased complexity of relations. It is the place where the promotion and the diffusion of the mission of Rondine begin.
Who can participate?
Participants will be selected among candidates showing the following characteristics:
x Ages between 21- 28;
x Sensibility and readiness to work on the topics of conflict of the country of origin and conflicts in general;
x Predisposition to leadership;
x Predisposition to public speaking and communication;
x Predisposition to team and group work and active listening;
x Predisposition to taking on roles of responsibility;
x Predisposition to team building and active involvement;
x Predisposition to civic engagement and volunteering;
x Predisposition to entrepreneurship and social innovation;
x Project-oriented attitude, aiming at implementing social projects upon return to his/her home country;
x Knowledge about civil society and the non- profit sector;
x Sensibility about global sustainability or at least about some of the following topics: climate change, cooperation, welfare, civil and social economy;
x A wish to deal with conflict management, during his/her own personal professional growth.
The deadline and the documents for completing the application
Those interested in participating in the Rondine program must send the documents mentioned below before the 26th January 2018.
More information: application-Rondine_2018