Training


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Upcoming Training Courses given by EPLO Member Organisations

November 2020

Title Strategic Dialogues in Peace Processes
Organiser swisspeace
Date 2-10 November 2020
Location online
Short

description

Learn how to assess the use of dialogue in complex peace processes by gaining a thorough understanding of the opportunities, challenges and requirements of a strategic approach towards dialogue.

The deadline to apply is 31 August 2020.

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Title Preventing Violent Conflicts
Organiser swisspeace
Date 19 November – 4 December
Location online
Short

description

Conflict prevention remains high on the international policy agenda. Conflicts such as the ones in Syria, South Sudan or Yemen have only increased interest in how to prevent violent conflicts, locally, nationally as well as internationally. This virtual course provides a unique opportunity to explore different conceptual, thematic, and practical issues of conflict prevention with a large and diverse selection of experts and experienced practitioners.

After an introduction to the notion of conflict prevention, an overview of the international policy framework and different approaches, the course will explore two highly relevant thematic issues related to contemporary conflicts: elections and migration. Both issues will be discussed in their complex relationship with conflict, both as a cause and consequence of violence, as well as in their potential for prevention – illustrated with practical examples from the conflict contexts. Another main focus of the course will be on the potential and practical application of conflict prevention methods. The course will provide in-depth insights into different early warning and early response systems.

Throughout the course, the emphasis is on how the various concepts and methods and the practical insights can be applied to participants’ own work and contexts.

Deadline for applications: 30 September 2020

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Title Religion, Peace & Conflict
Organiser swisspeace
Date November 2020 – August 2021
Location Basel, Switzerland
Short

description

The media often reports about religiously motivated acts of violence. At the same time, throughout history, religions repeatedly contributed to peacebuilding. In the CAS Religion, Peace & Conflict you will reflect upon these ambivalences with experts from academia and practice, and look into concrete case studies and peacebuilding approaches relating to religion.

In this program you will:

  • Learn about concrete methods of conflict analysis and discuss which roles religiously motivated actors play in conflict contexts;
  • Get an overview of key terms and concepts regarding religion and explore ways in which religions can drive conflict and promote peace;
  • Study conflicts with a religious dimension through case studies and learn about different peacebuilding approaches to transform these conflicts;
  • Unpack contested notions such as „radicalization“ and „extremism”;
  • Exchange experiences and become part of a community of practice.
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Title Civilian Peacebuilding Essentials
Organiser swisspeace
Date November 2020 – August 2021
Location Basel, Switzerland
Short

description

Civilian peacebuilding plays a crucial role in efforts to transform violent conflict, promote peace, rebuild war-torn societies and prevent the recurrence of violence. This postgraduate program provides a holistic understanding of civilian peacebuilding. It analyzes theories, concepts, debates, policies, and practices in the different fields of peacebuilding ranging from peace mediation, conflict transformation, the role of gender to dealing with the past. Additionally, you acquire skills and tools to apply in conflict situations.

The program can be studied in two versions and can be taken over one or two years at the University of Basel, Switzerland. The comprehensive version (24 course days) consists of an Introductory Module (2 days), a Thematic Module (five courses, 13 days), a Methodological Module (two courses, 6 days) an Applied Module (2 days) and a Concluding Module (1 day). The short version (18 course days) does not include the Methodological Module.

In this program you will:

  • get a comprehensive overview of different fields of civilian peacebuilding.
  • reflect critically on peacebuilding practices.
  • link latest findings from research and best practices to your work.
  • acquire practical peacebuilding skills and tools.
  • lay the foundation for your next career step.
  • exchange experiences and become part of a community of practice.
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(forumZFD is a member of EPLO member organisation German Platform for Peaceful Conflict Management)

Upcoming Training Courses given by Non-EPLO Member Organisations

There are currently no upcoming training courses by non-EPLO organisations to advertise. Please check this page regularly for future opportunities.