“We are changing the world

26.07.2016

...in a peaceful and a better place - even if it's going to be a slow and long process!", concluded a participant of the 3rd International Summerschool for Young Peacebuilders. As in previous years, fifteen particularly committed young adults met at the Georg Zundel Haus of the Berghof Foundation in Tübingen to exchange experiences, get to know new content and methods of peace education and to recover from their challenging work environments. A main focus of the summerschool was to provide inspiration for a conflict-sensitive refugee work, which the participants would to implement within the context of their countries of origin or residence (Rwanda, Uganda, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Iran, Turkey, Greece, Ukraine, Montenegro, Sweden, France, Germany).

In the light of the developments in Turkey and the attacks in Germany, it became clear how important an international network is to understand and develop refugee work as peace building over the long term.

The summerschool was supported apart from private donors by the Friends of Berghof Peace Education, the university town of Tübingen, and Stiftung Mercator, the State Agency for Civic Education Baden-Württemberg, the Wilhelm-Schickard-School Tübingen and the German Federal Foreign Office in different ways.