International Summer Academy on Peacebuilding & Intercultural Dialogue
1-11 September 2013, Vienna, Austria
IPD is very glad to call interested participants for its first International Summer Academy in Peacebulding & Intercultural Dialogue, which is going to be held in the middle of Europe, Vienna. Its image as one of the most favourable places for travelling, has made it more interesting to offer an exited and comprehensive programme for our participants. We offer you a 11 day training, with a professional education from our excellent experts, who are professionals with many years of experience in peace and conflict studies.
Nowadays unfortunately several frozen or ongoing conflicts between or within states still exist. Conflicts are different and if we can look to the world mankind facing with many new challenges, but on the same time with new dangerous situations: terrorist acts, non-legal arming of conflict sides, redetermination of borders, establishing new countries in the world map, non-providing territorial integrity, trafficking of arm, drug and human; disputes on implementation of transnational energy projects, democratization and false elections, revolution and internal political conflicts, armed guerilla movements, violation and discrimination by nationalists, world economical crisis, climate change and unsafely biodiversity etc. Conflicts are related and integral part of human beings, as conflicts cause unrespect to human rights, violation and clash of rights.
Existing conflicts weaken every kind of cooperation between nations and states. Without mutual cooperation and understanding, the future prosperity of the region would remain only as a good dream. Taking into consideration of all the mentioned useful thoughst above, we can make a decision on the strict belief, that opportunities for solving conflicts are feasable. Because in every conflict situation and tension forms we consequently face with the below mentioned common situations:
1. Desperate situation and non-solving problems are not eternal;
2. It’s possible to make common decision which both sides;
3. We can find common values, traditions and similar situatiosn among conflict parties;
4. Protracted conflicts on the same time endanger regional development and prosperity;
5. Any mediation and negotiation actions are better than nothing.
The main goal of the summer academy is to support institutional academic peace education and strenghten peacebuilding skills and intercultural dialogue of international society.
We expect speech of Prof. Dr. Johan Galtung in our openning ceremony. He is well known as the `father of peace` and the writer of `positive peace`. Beside his enormous publications in peace and conflict studies, he was nominated with the alternative nobel price.
1. PROF. DIETRICH FISCHER, born 1941 in Switzerland, is Academic Director emeritus of the World Peace Academy and Director of the TRANSCEND University Press. He has taught economics at New York University, computer science at Pace University in New York, and peace studies at several universities. He was a MacArthur Fellow in International Peace and Security at Princeton University. He is author of Preventing War in the Nuclear Age (1984), Non-Military Aspects of Security (1993) and Peace Mathematics (with Johan Galtung, 2012)
TOPICS: Peace as a self-regulating process
Peace includes the absence of war, but much more. It is the absence of violence in all of its forms and the presence of mutually beneficial cooperation and mutual learning. This course will examine how peace can be maintained through self-sustaining regulatory processes.
2. JORGEN JOHANSEN is a free lance lecturer and researcher. He has been working in 100 countries the last 40 years and are regularly teaching at universities in Sweden, USA, France, Turkey, and Switzerland.
Johansen has published six books, contributed to more than 15 and published hundreds of articles. He has worked as a consultant for the Palestinian Authorities, students from Tienanmen Square, environmental movements, and a number of civil society organisations. He is the editor of Resistance Studies Magazine, based at Gothenburg University.
TOPICS: Nonviolence & Democracy, Conflict Escalation, Peaceful Revolutions, Nonviolence: From Philosophy to Practical Tool
This course will discuss several theories and definitions of Nonviolence and use practical examples to illustrate their implications. Some analytical tools to understand conflicts are presented to see how the use of nonviolent means can have a positive influence. Students are given tasks for work in groups. The focus of these exercises is to transform theories to skills.
Examples from different types of conflicts are used, ranging from individual via group and nation to global conflicts. The present "war on terrorism" is presented and nonviolent options discussed. The Gandhian perspective on nonviolence and conflicts is dealt with in depth. Students are invited to contribute their own experiences.
3. SARA CLARKE‑HABIBI is a researcher and practitioner of post-conflict reconciliation, peace education, and transformative learning. Sara was formerly the National Coordinator of an Education for Peace programme in post-war Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Associate Director of the International Education for Peace Institute in Switzerland. She has been a lecturer, trainer, and consultant for various universities and NGOs active in peace-building, peace education, and interreligious dialogue. Sara is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Cambridge as a Gates Cambridge Scholar.
Sara holds an MPhil in Education Research from Cambridge University, an MA in Conflict Resolution from Landegg International University, and a BA from the University of Toronto in Ethics, Society and Law.
Theories and case studies of intergroup reconciliation following violent conflict.
Reconciliation between former enemy groups is a complex but important goal of peacebuilding interventions. This seminar examines the structural and psychosocial processes that support and inhibit intergroup reconciliation. Drawing on case studies from Europe, Middle East and Africa, the seminar aims to equip participants to plan for, recognize, and build upon reconciliation processes in their peacebuilding work.
4. DR. GAL HARMAT is a Gender and Peacebuilding Specialist. She has extensive experience in training on issues of conflict analysis, dialogue facilitation and gender empowerment and gender mainstreaming. As a group facilitator she has conducted a large number of trainings Reconciliation, Dialogue and Gender
- Gender Inclusive Conflict Understanding and Analysis
- Integration of Principled and Strategic of Gender work
- Gender Analysis
- Gender's Positive Alternatives
- Gender Sensitive Models of Peace building
- Identities: Masculinities and Femininities
- Introduction to peace, diversity and gender work of peace education course.
- Gender Sensitive Facilitation
- Work Productively and Constructively in Multi-Cultural Teams
- Communicate Across Cultures and Languages, Especially in Conflict and Gender work
- Gender analysis to Conflicts and Operational Contexts
5. MARCO VUKOVIC
- since 2008 lecturing and teaching at international conferences on the topics of Ethics, Culture and World Peace
- since 10 years an active member and supporter of international associations based in Germany, Austria and Switzerland involved in peacebuilding activities strongly based on a cultural-ethical perspective, member of the international association PEACE through CULTURE
- since 15 years research on the subject of ethics and culture within a logical and inter-scientific approach more than 10 years of annual training courses in intercultural communication, ethics and society as well as peacemaking
- since 6 years coaching of project teams in agile environments, mainly in the field of social security in Vienna, Austria
- management and leading of international training groups
- Differentiation between culture and civilization
- Differentiation between ethics and moral
- Cultural upbringing and education
- Intellect and spiritual mind
- What is “peace” from a cultural perspective?
- National limitations endanger peace - pan-cultural thinking is a key to world peace
- The key is synthesis - “unity in diversity”
- New thinking - “the third way”, “Natursozialismus” (“natural socialism”), ethical humanism
- The key of a lasting world peace is a global solution
- The key elements of a functioning global system
6. MANUEL FERNANDO MONTIEL TISCAREÑO - BA in Journalism, BA in Political Science, MA in Sociology, MA in Peace Studies, PhD Candidate in Sociologý and PhD Candidate in Culture Theory and Creation. Has served as lecturer and consultant in peace and conflict studies, public policy design and international affairs in Mexico, the US, Canada, Bolivia, Paraguay, Dominican Republic, Argentina, Switzerland, Romania and Azerbaijan.
Transcend Method Conflict analysis and transformation methodology developed by Johan Galtung (regarded as the key founder of Peace Studies). Includes Diagnosis-Prognosis-Therapy tools, violence potential and early warning approaches, healing, dialog and reconciliation processes.
7. JOE GERADA - MA in Mediation, FCIPD (Chartered Fellow of the Institute for Personnel Management UK), Dip in Applied Social Studies / social work. He also holds qualifications from Cranfied College UK and the University of Singapore. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the Foundation for Human Resources Development in Malta. For the last 23 years he has been engaged in building the capacity of organizations to deliver social services, vocational training, employment, coaching and mediation services. He is also a management consultant and delivers training to supervisors and senior managers in the private and public sectors in Malta and abroad. He is regularly appointed as mediator for the Civil and Commercial Court in Malta. Between 1994 and 2009 he represented the Malta Government on a number of European institutions, most notably the Social Affairs Committee of the Council of Europe where he also served as its President.
Reconciling the approach to work that people have and the conflict modes that they adapt which may help or hinder relationships at work. This is a challenge for effective people engagement at work.
The work style of people at work is often linked to both their character and their competence and these styles have a direct bearing of whether these individuals handle conflict positively or negatively. A mediator in the workplace needs to have a good understanding of these styles and how best he or she can use the positive elements of these styles to pave the way for a successful outcome of conflict situations at work.
Within the international summer academy we plan to include different workshops, lectures, presentations, interactive group works, brainstorming on conflict places, mediation operations and peace negotiation activities as well as case studies on ongoing-fragile conflicts in the world (depends experts availability).
Participants will acquire knowledge and skills from lecturers/experts who are working on peace building, mediation, negotiation, conflict transformation, intercultural dialogue and non-violence and other correspond fields at the research centers, universities, INGOs and state organs.
In the training, both visual/dynamic methods will be used, such as schedules, tests, surveys, direct interviews, distribution of questionnaires and other methods of observation. Every expert will take 3 days for his lecture and workshops. We will send educational materials and daily programs of the summer academy to the selected participants.
Beside the academic-educational side a huge cultural programme every day after the courses is planned. As an opportunity to learn the international atmosphere more better, an international evening will be organised, where a cultural presention with several traditional foods, meals, drinks, fruit/dry fruit, sweets, national songs, souvenirs, traditional dress etc. of different countries is thought.
SUMMER SCHOOL LANGUAGE
The International Summer Academy will be held in English.
A broad range of interested Participants can apply for the International Summer Academy on Peacebuilding & Intercultural Dialogue; such as representativse of governmental organs, INGOs, IOs, freelance researchers, diplomats, political parties, independent mediators, PhD students, NGO leaders and peace workers/activists who want to develop their academic knowledge and capacities; who have intention to join missions in conflict regions, who work and live in countries with ongoing tensions and who`s research areas are mediation, negotiation and peace building. Ø Breakfast Time: 07:00am - 09:00am
Other important details beside the class schedule:
Ø Morning Workshops Period: 10:00am - 13:30pm
Ø Afternoon Workshops Period: 15:00pm - 18:00pm
Ø Lunch Time: 14:00pm - 15:00pm
Ø Dinner Time: 19:00pm - 20:30pm
Ø First Break Time: 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Ø Second Break Time: 16:30pm - 17:00am
Ø Arriving & Registration: 01 st of September, 2013 (Hotel registration after 12:00am)
Ø Intercultural day: 02 nd of September, 2013 at: 21:00 pm
Ø Opening Ceremony & Presentation: 2nd of September, 2013
Ø Farewell Party: 10 th of September, 2013 at 21:00 pm
Ø Departure of Participants: 11 th of September, 2013 till 10:00 am
Depending from city-tours and visit to peace institutions, the daily program can change during the days and we will update you on final changes on time.
PARTICIPATION & DEADLINE
There are no age or country limits for the application. Requested documents (see below) for application has to be sent till the 28 th of June 2013 to firstname.lastname@example.org
1. Completed application form
2. CV & and passport page (only photo page)
NOTE: When you send your application Please, name the filled documents as “NAME” “SURNAME” “COUNTRY”
Registration fee is 1550 Euro (date of receipt is determining)
What is included in the program fee?
- Accommodation (Double Room) with WiFi,
- 3 times meal & 2 times coffee-break,
- Hiring of the conference room & expenses of experts
- Distribution of promotional-educational training materials & welcome package (notebooks, pens, name tags and etc.),
- Intercultural day, city visit & local transport ticket for trip in Vienna during the event period.
What is not included in the program fee?
International travel and travel related expenses (visa and insurance) is not included in the participation fee.
After evaluation of your application we will send you the conditional invitation to start the payment of the participation fee and later after the unconditional letter by email and by fax to the relevant embassy.
For the transfer of the participation fee:
Address: Landstrasse 76, 1030 Vienna, Austria
Account number: 10000520188
Please note that in case of your request for cancellation after submission, € 200 will be deducted from your payment for administrative charges.
Participants will stay at double rooms in Kolpinghaus Wien Zentral Betriebsges.m.b.H. which situated in the centre of Vienna. For more information on accommodation please visit the website: www.kolping-wien-zentral.at
We recommend you to apply for financial opportunities from your government, scholarship programs and sending institutions, if possible. Depending on financial helps from donors and available funds, a reduction of the participation fee is possible, but not guaranted. International travel expenses and other related costs (visa & insurance) are not included in the partial scholarship.
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