On 22nd October, the Education Inspiring Peace Laboratory (EIP Lab) was officially presented in Italy at Forte di Santa Tecla in Sanremo.
The presentation of the Laboratory was part of a wider initiative named “Ottobre di pace”, a one-month event review, which this year celebrates its 14th edition, focusing on subjects related to the promotion of a peace culture and intercultural dialogue. The presentation of the EIP Lab was led by the International Institute of Humanitarian Law with the contribution of the Sanremo Municipality, represented by two councillors.
The EIP Lab is a spin-off of the “systemic UPscaling of Peace Education pRactices – UPPER”, developed and realized within the framework of the EU ERASMUS+ Programme, which main objective is to contribute to bringing peace, intercultural dialogue and civic participation to the core of education policy and school practice.
The Lab aims at carrying out research, training of teachers and educators, analysis and providing support in formulating education and cultural policies at different institutional levels. It will engage also in conveying the values, principles and the results of its research work, in making available methodological instruments and guidance for schools and cultural institutions, as well as linking up with other similar initiatives worldwide. Among its core instruments, the Lab offers a database of good practices, a self-evaluation questionnaire in the field of peace education for educators (thus approaching the assessment from both an individual and a “systemic” perspective), and an international benchmarking system related to peace education standards.
As from 2020, the Lab is expected to develop training activities in Sanremo for professionals, directed primarily to teacher trainers, as well as workshops and conferences to foster the exchange of experiences among the different stakeholders from the educational environment.
The International Institute of Humanitarian Law Institute will be hosting the FREREF day, the annual conference of the Fondation des Régions Européennes pour la Recherche, l’Éducation et la Formation (FREREF). The conference will focus on the issue “An Active European Citizenship to Build Peace” and will also throw light on the EIP Lab itself.
More information on the FREREF day is available here.
Download the agenda here.
To register for the event, please fill the form here.
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