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Global Peace Workshop 2018 promoting peacebuilding through dialogue transformative mediation and social justice

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    Sean Mullen

    Global Peace Workshop 2018

    I am currently organising the global peace workshop 2018 which is a collaboration between Coventry university and Mugla university in Turkey.

    The workshop will take place between the 16th and 20th of July 2018 in Mugla Turkey .

    the main topics will be

    Peace building after conflict.

    International migration and forced displacement.

    and Transformative mediation for social cohesion.

    applications are welcomed by students  and practitioner’s in the field.

    if interested please see the attached information.

    Promoting peacebuilding through dialogue, transformative mediation and social justice

                               16th – 20th July 2018


    The sixth annual Global Peace Workshop 2018 focuses on peacebuilding, transformative mediation for social cohesion and international migration.

    Our goals are to examine how these processes support and empower people living through conflict, by offering practical tools, shaping and influencing public opinion, or reducing isolation. We will critically consider the roles played by conflict-affected people and external partners, where power lies, how change happens and what the contributions of global youth can be.


    Organised by the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations at Coventry University in the UK and Mugla Sitki Kocman University in Turkey, the workshop has built an extensive network of more than 300 active, talented and connected peacebuilders from 126 countries.

    In 2018 we’re expecting up to 70 carefully selected participants to join the programme, together with our team of inspirational keynote speakers, workshop leaders and volunteers.

    The sixth annual Global Peace Workshop 2018 explores the role of peacebuilding, peace communication and international migration through three parallel workshop groups, each examining the theme in different dimensions. They are:

    1. Peacebuilding 101 ‘after’ conflict – an introduction to reconstruction
    2. International migration, Forced displacement.
    3. Transformative mediation for social cohesion  


    Participants will choose the area they would like to work on in detail. Academics and practitioners will guide participants through the key issues that emerge in each theme in fast-paced, interactive sessions using role plays case studies and in-depth discussion and dialogue that are fun and engaging.

    GPW 2018 participants will also have the opportunity to attend our popular Master Classes, brushing up on skills in areas such as first aid, facilitation and campaigning.

    We’ve also got things covered on the social side. Our ‘cultural night’ celebrates the richness of our human family. Our generous host Mugla Sitki University provides daily short trips and events to help you to make the most of your visit to beautiful region of Turkey. Visit loggerhead sea turtles at Iztuzu beach and kick back on the final day of the workshop with our boat trip around the region’s bays and islands.

    If you’re a student or practitioner engaged with issues of peace, conflict and social justice, or you have a strong background in activism (for example through volunteering), and especially if you have experience working in a conflict-affected society or working with youth, then this workshop is for you.

    A participation fee of €150 covers the costs of meals and shared accommodation. There are limited travel bursaries, with some allocated to improving access for Turkish participants. Please complete your application form and send the accompanying documents to: by 18th of May 2018.

    Please cite PCDN as the source of the opportunity in your posting.



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    Matthew Fred

    Hi Seany,

    Thanks for being an organizer of the 6th annual peace workshop. I am a peace activist with interest in participating in the training. Can you show me a link to where I can obtain the application form?



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