At the end of May 2019, the time has finally come: For the first time in the long-standing cooperation between the Japan-based NGO Peace Boat and the Programme Peace Education & Global Learning, the entire team from Tübingen is going on board together.
En route from Athens to Valetta, the team will take advantage of the unique opportunity to talk to the Japanese passengers on the high seas about topics such as civil conflict management, forms of peaceful coexistence, memory work or non-violence. In the ports, current civil society challenges as well as the work and commitment of local actors and potential future partner organisations will be the focus of activities.
The time spent on board the Peace Boat will also be used for joint reflection and exchange.
The team will also contribute to the ongoing education programme on board the Peace Boat and prepare a presentation for the Japanese passengers. The presentation will provide information on current challenges and approaches in peace education and provide an insight into practical project work.
The team is already looking forward to exciting and impressive experiences, a change of perspective and a diverse exchange of ideas.