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.
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.