Sanremo (Italy), 23 November 2018
On 23 November 2018, this international workshop on “Education inspiring peace, from fragments and silos to a systemic approach” was organized in November at Villa Ormond by the International Institute of Humanitarian Law, within the framework of the project “UPPER – systemic UPscaling of Peace Education Practices”. The workshop was held under the auspices of the Municipality of Sanremo and the Liguria Region. This initiative gathered about 55 participants including policy makers at different institutional levels, school teachers, representatives of local communities and civil society, members of cultural institutions and international organizations, all committed to enhancing the positive role of education in creating the conditions for peace and respect for cultural differences. The workshop presented a synopsis of the good practices identified within the UPPER project and introduced the concept of “international collaborative benchmarking” by discussing strategies for capacity building and international networking to maximise the impact of existing educational initiatives. Furthermore, the workshop was the occasion to announce the creation of the “International Peace Education Laboratory”, a project spin-off, to be established in Sanremo on a permanent basis.