After each MEPEACE.org Chat Workshop (a new kind of event taking place every second Sunday in MEPEACE.org Chat), we (the MEPEACE Dialogue Team, that is Cigdem Yilmazer, Jessica de Souza, Johanna Silverthorne and myself) open a dedicated 'after-event discussion', in order to give the workshop participants and other interested members the chance to elaborate on their points raised during the workshop, share new ideas on the respective topic with others, and discuss with others about the topic.
Information about our event which successfully took place on 14 February can be found here:
The summary / report of the event (in PDF format) is attached as well, so please have a look.
The leading questions were
What is the role for educational institutions in conflict resolution/transformation and active peacebuilding? Based on the experiences from workshop participants, which examples could count as good and constructive ones, and which ones as rather bad?
How do 'external factors' (political guidelines, cultural/religious tradition, ...) make themselves felt? What difference can we - as active peacemakers and maybe parents or teachers or professors at the same time - make to establish 'our' educational institution as one that promotes peace instead of prolonged conflict and narrow-minded nationalism?
During the 90 minutes of live discussion, the twelve participants plus moderators already addressed these questions to a large extent. However, feel free to add anything here. But please stick to the topic
The Role of Educational Institutions in Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding Education
The Dialogue Team won't interfere in this discussion - however, take into account that 'normal' moderation (as in every other discussion) applies - so please observe the MEPEACE.org Guidelines.
This discussion will be open for replies and comments until Saturday, 13 March, the day before the next MEPEACE.org Chat, on Sunday, 14 March. Hence, there will therefore only be one 'open' after-event discussion at any one time.
Replies are closed for this discussion.