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Professor Alpaslan Özerdem

Dr David Curran


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Coordination & Support Action under Grant Agreement No 700583.

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Coordinator

SYNYO GmbH   (Austria)

Collaborators

  • Universidad de la Iglesia de Deusto   (Spain)
  • Philipps Universitaet Marburg   (Germany)
  • Coventry University  (United Kingdom)
  • Katholieke Universiteit Leuven   (Belgium)
  • Institute for Conflict Research   (United Kingdom)
  • Institutul Roman Pentru Actiune, Instruire si Cercetare in Domeniul Pacii - Peace Action, Training & Research Inst of Romania   (Romania)
  • Erdmann Daniel   (Germany)
  • Arge Bildungsmanagement Gmbh   (Austria)
  • Balti Kaitsekolledz   (Estonia)
  • Bundesministerium Fuer Inneres   (Austria)
  • Kosovar Centre For Security Studies   (Kosovo)


Project Abstract

Political conflicts have long since gone beyond national borders and peace building has become central to the self-conception of the European Union as a foreign policy actor. Current challenges in Conflict Prevention and Peace Building (CPPB) trainings are that many programmes on offer are both too general/narrow, they are not applicable enough, weak on concrete skills enlargement and moreover training alone is not sufficient. Overcoming these challenges requires novel CPPB training curricula and linked activities.

PeaceTraining.eu aims to analyse these issues with strong involvement of all relevant stakeholders to take into account current practices and provide new training methods for CPPB personnel. In order to meet these challenges and to investigate this complex field of research a multidimensional modeling approach is used. The resulting, proprietary PeaceTraining.eu Cube Model describes curricula structures including stakeholders, new methods, course structures, techniques as well as further aspects, e-approaches, tools and entities.

The PeaceTraining.eu Web Platform (www.peacetraining.eu) features a knowledge base, stakeholder maps, expert navigators, infographics, best practice libraries, and digital guidebooks to strengthen the information transfer among all project developments and future implementations. Additional Training Curricula Setup Utilities and Search Tools four training centres and trainers are provided through the project. Thus, PeaceTraining.eu increases awareness on the topic and also attracts secondary target groups including training course provider, educational institutions and trainers because of its sustainable strategy with long-term mobilisation and engagement activities including an International PeaceTraining.eu Symposium. On a European scale, PeaceTraining.eu will deliver new CPPB training methods and curricula and serve as a one-stop resource to increase efficiency and reduce costs.