Call for Partners

 

 

TRAINING FOR TRAINERS IN PEACE EDUCATION

 

Hosted by:

Training Center for Management of Conflicts (TCMC) is Non-governmental organization (NGO) dedicated to promoting peace. We were established after the outbreak of the violent conflict in Macedonia (end of 2001) as a response to the identified need to contribute to easing the process of reconciliation among of all ethnic communities. We operate as a training center that provides specialized trainings on Peace-building topics for different organizations. Our interactive and dynamic training approach represents a unique teaching style in the field of informal education. 

TCMC implements its activities throughorganizing courses, seminars, workshops, tribunes, study trips, cultural and sport activities, and publications as well as through sharing and exchanging information supporting our goals and values. We provide training services for other organizations that are interested in getting the best experiences from the training pool that operate with the following Peace-building topics: Democracy, Human rights, Dialogue, Reconciliation, Management of conflicts, Intercultural understanding, Mediation, Negotiation, Stereotypes, Prejudices, Non-violent communication, Leadership, Management, Organizational development and project cycle Management.  So far, we have already provided more than 300 trainings for other organizations, governmental or nongovernmental.

 

Background:

"A culture of peace will be achieved when citizens of the world understand global problems, have the skills to resolve conflicts and struggle for justice non-violently, live by international standards of human rights and equity, appreciate cultural diversity, and respect the Earth and each other. Such learning can only be achieved with systematic education for peace."
Hague Appeal for Peace Global Campaign for Peace Education

The Training for Trainers in Peace Education aims at developing skills, attitudes and knowledge with co-operative and participatory learning methods. One way to meet the challenges of peace education is to build bridges of support among participants. The notion "think globally, act locally" is central to educating for a culture of peace in that it links theory with practice, international issues to individual efforts.

Dates: October 6th - 12th, 2012 in Struga, Macedonia.

 

Aims and Objectives:

The following concrete objectives have been set in order to reach the aims as described above:

Global objectives:
To gain an understanding of a local, national, or international conflict;
To increase knowledge about different aspects of conflict and the nature of causes and consequences;
To explore the political, economical and human frame of peace education in the European neighborhood


Personal-level Objectives:

To provide educational support and time for the participants to understand the methodological and conceptual approach of Non-formal education and Peace Education

To explore the role the youth-non formal education field can play in promoting peace education and its concepts;

To allocate space for the participants to practice delivering educational activities in Peace Education

Profile of participants
The course is intended to be an opportunity for further training for youth workers and youth trainers who:

  • Are experienced in youth work programmes
  • Have some experience in peace education: as trainer, youth worker or volunteer.
  • Are ready to take the challenges that the exploration of an unknown space presents.
  • Are committed to prepare themselves for the working subjects, previous to their arrival and to do the remote work requested by the team in case of selection;
  • Have the willingness to cooperate and create together during the training course;
  • Are motivated to undergo training and able to attend the course for its full duration;

 

Methodology

The course is based on the principles and practices of non-formal education and conceived according to a learner-centred approach based on active and interactive methods. In this way participants need to self organise part of the activities and thus take a personal responsibility for their learning process. They should be open for an experiential learning experience in a situation to share their practice, to test tools and methods, to analyse and to produce common material.

This call is open to:

  • EU countries (27)+ EFTA+TR and HR
  • South East European Countries
  • East Europe and Caucasus
  • Mediterranean partner countries

Each partner sends up to 3 participants (please specify how many can you send)

 

To apply: fill in the form enclosed and sign the partnership declaration
Send both of them (form and scanned declaration) to:
info@tcmc.org.mk

 

DEADLINE: 24 JAN. 2012

 

Download the document and partnership forms here ...

 

Last update: 18 January 2011