Educating the new generations in a way that inspires peace, dialogue and positive conflict transformation is key to avoid not only future wars, but every form of physical and psychological violence that can be observed in everyday life. It is not only about new contents to be taught referring to the forms and principles of our democratic states, but about applying participatory methods that educate to respect diversity and to apply democratic principles at school. Educating to peace and democratic citizenship should become a key project in every school, with its own specificities and approach. The International Conference “Inspiring peace in times of war – Citizenship education and peace education: between practices and policies”, taking place in Sanremo (Italy) on 21st and 22nd of February, organised by the Education Inspiring Peace Laboratory, will represent an opportunity to discuss peace education and citizenship educations strategies. In particular, the Conference will focus on the ERASMUS+ project Peace Games and how peace-oriented games can contribute in educational settings to teach democratic values of democracies, mediation and intercultural communication.
Check the full agenda of the event here.
Registrations are open until 12th February!