The Education for Peace (EP) Programme was created to promote and develop EP values and attitudes among people both inside and outside the university community. In accordance with the objective of education against conformism and for critical and transformational awareness, emphasis is placed on the need to educate in and for conflict. A positive outlook on conflict is regained so that strategies and skills are created to enable people to face conflict by non-violent means. Training workshops for young people, educators, council personnel, etc. are provided to this end. The EP Programme staff members also work on community mediation initiatives and participate in the production of educational materias for various organisations. The Programme has also coordinated the campus subject Education for Peace at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) since 2002.
The Final Civil Society Report on the United Nations International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-violence for the Children of the World (2001-2010) reflects the efforts made by more than 1.000 organisations, and their analysis of the current situation of culture of peace.
The report, that assesses the outcomes of the Decade of Culture of Peace, has been sent to United Nations’ Secretary General so is can be debated in the General Assembly. The School for a Culture of Peace has participated in the new book of the international education for peace campaign PEACE LESSONS from around the World. The complete book can be obtained by clicking here.
Education in and for conflict. By Paco Cascón
The Bank of resources of Peace Education activities of the School For a Culture of Peace has now 50 activities in English. We invite to take a look and use them freely!
Education for Peace – Teaching materials
Materials include both theoretical and practical activities on educating for peace
"Peace and Conflict". (In English) / February 2010
in Mosaic. The training kit for Euro-Mediterranean youth work. Strasbourg: Council of Europe. The chapter introduces the basics of conflict transformation, the image of the enemy, and peacebuilding, through examples of youth work in the Mediterranean Area.
(Deconstructing) the image of the enemy. / (in Spanish) / April 2006
Music as an instrument for education for peace.
(in Spanish) / July 2005
"Introduction to the concepts: peace, violence and conflict".
(in Spanish) / April 2004
Non-regular teaching materials, articles, etc.
Peace education in Bogotà District. July 2008 / (in Spanish)
Educating for coexistence nowadays Published by Traç,
La Garrotxa teachers’journal nº46 of June 2006
Secondary School Diagnosis, by Carles Vidal. / (in Catalan)
Creativity, the way to conflict solution. / (in Catalan)
Socio-emotional methods and cooperative learning
in university education. / (in Catalan)
Educating for Peace, educating in values. / (in Catalan)
Workshop at the Social Forum for Education in Catalonia. / (in Catalan)
III Public audience with youth from Donostia/San Sebastian. / (in Spanish)
Expression, drama and education for peace. Alliances and feasibilities.
Educating amidst a storm. / (in Spanish)
Another education pattern is possible. / (in Catalan)