ERASMUS Plus – International residential course “3C for Peace”

Firenze, 30 giugno – 7 luglio 2013

Si è tenuto il Corso internazionale teso sviluppare tre competenze chiave dell’educazione alla pace: la comunicazione nonviolenta, la gestione dei conflitti e la cittadinanza attiva.

La metodologia non-formale utilizzata e le attività esperienziali di gruppo (simulazioni, giochi di ruolo…) hanno garantito ampio spazio alla dimensione cooperativa e relazionale dei 25 partecipanti provenienti da 10 diversi paesi europei.


“3C for Peace” it’s a residential course which will take place in Florence (Italy) gathering 20 youth coming from ten different countries: Germany, Portugal, Spain, Greece, Romania, Bulgaria, Estonia, Slovakia, France and Italy.

The training aims to develop 3 key-competences of youth workers dealing with peace activities: communication, conflict management and active citizenship.

It is also designed to underline the experiential learning approach as a viable tool for peace-education: the participants, by taking part in simulations and role plays, will work on decision making process and nonviolent communication, analyzing attitude, behaviours and the emotional aspects of the interpersonal relations.
Through cross-cultural group dynamics based on cooperative approach, will be improved the intercultural skills and the active citizenship’s capacities of the participants, highlighting the importance of the communication competences.

As outcome, the participants will get a better understanding of the complexities of a conflict and of the democratic process, expanding in this way the mutual understanding.

“3C for Peace” guarantees an holistic approach to concretely act for the promotion of human rights and to effectively take part in the social and political life in Europe as informed and active citizens, able to foster a more peaceful coexistence.

– Relational skills and group dynamics
– Cultural sensitivity and Inter-cultural communication
– Communication in decision making process
– Conflict mapping and Conflict analysis
– Conflict management
– Nonviolent  Communication
– Discrimination, prejudice and stereotypes
– Democracy and social inclusion
– Peace education
– Participation and Active citizenship
– Trust and confidence building
The methodological approach will be based on non-formal education (interactive debates, creative thinking exercises, group working, role play and simulation…). Some key-concepts will be also provided through short theoretical presentations.
The experimental learning approach will be particularly taken into consideration: it will be more than just a method, but itself a theme to be explored. For this reason, a 2 day long time span simulation is also planned.

Graziano Tullio (Centro Studi Divesa Civile –  Italy )
Andeas Muckenfuß (CRISP crisis simulation for peace – Germany)
Gligan Anca-Silvia (PATRIR Peace Action, Training and Research Institute of Romania)

The course will gather 20 youth from all over Europe interested in active citizenship and eager to acquire new competences on peace education.
There are places reserved for Italians. They should:
•   be 22-30 years old
•   be able to communicate and work in English
•   be able to attend the whole course from 30 June to 7 July 2013