Transformative Peace Education

From Conflict to Dialogue in Theory and Practice

Around the world violent conflicts, populism, racism and anti-democratic forces are on the rise and conflicts are often dealt with through violent means in everyday life. This poses new challenges not only to practitioners seeking to diffuse these tensions, but also to those responsible for projects and programmes. Peace education methods and techniques can help counter those trends. Whether in Germany or abroad, peace education approaches can be applied within different contexts. It provides methods to transform the potential for conflict and violence towards sustainable peace. With its systemic orientation, transformative peace education addresses both individual people as well as social structures and systems.

The three-day course "Transformative Peace Education: From Conflict to Dialogue in Theory and Practice" provides theoretical basics informed by current issues as well as insights into proven methods from the Berghof Foundation’s peace education practice in Germany and abroad. Components of the training include:

  • Theoretical basics and state of the art of peace education
  • Case studies of various practical approaches
  • Interactive learning methods for practical application by participants
  • Joint reflection on experiences and results

Information at a glance

The Berghof Foundation offers the three-day training course "Transformative Peace Education: From Conflict to Dialogue in Theory and Practice". We will have a webinar to prepare the course, as well as a follow-up webinar.

Date:  Due to the ongoing Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak, the course has been postponed until autumn. We will confirm the new dates as soon as possible. Please check back here or follow us on social media for updates. 

Instructors: Prof. Uli Jäger and Dagmar Nolden, Berghof Foundation.

Venue: Georg Zundel House, Corrensstrasse 12, 72076 Tübingen, Germany

Costs: 1,250 EUR, including refreshments and lunch on all course days as well as a welcome reception.

Registration Open: February 24 until May 05, 2020


Why the Berghof Foundation?

The Berghof Foundation has almost fifty years of experience in supporting conflict transformation processes around the world, including peace mediation and mediation support. Drawing on this extensive experience, the course has been designed to immerse participants in the various dynamics of complex multi-party peace mediations. The Berghof Foundation's long-standing activities have resulted in numerous cooperations and specialist networks at the national and international level.

This training is designed for professionals working at NGOs, foundations, ministries and funding agencies, as well as interested educators in Germany and abroad. Lectures by experts will alternate with interactive units that delve into formats and methods while providing space for reflection and exchange. The training language is English.

"Transformative Peace Education: From Conflict to Dialogue in Theory and Practice" offers the opportunity to learn about peace education on both the theoretical and practical level. You will gain the ability to implement subject-specific knowledge and skills within various contexts. This includes:

  • Broadening your knowledge on peace education from basic terms to state-of-the-art approaches
  • Raising awareness for different types of violence
  • Deepening your understanding for conflict analysis and constructive handling of conflicts
  • Strengthening of dialogue skills
  • Fostering capacities for target group-oriented and age-appropriate knowledge transfer of peace and conflict skills
  • Sharing inspiring and innovative proven methods for dealing with current challenges
  • Gaining insights into participatory reflection of results

Registration Period: February 24 – May 05, 2020

To register and for further information contact:

Dagmar Nolden, trainings[at]berghof-foundation[dot]org

Tel.: +49 (0)7071 92051 10

For registration please send your contact details to the above-mentioned e-mail address with the subject line “Transformative Peace Education”. You will receive the payment details with the confirmation e-mail upon registration. Registration will be effective once the payment of 500 EUR has been confirmed.

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