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"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." - Nelson Mandela
Peace Education is about teaching and learning the skills and attitudes needed to manage and/or resolve conflicts so that they do not escalate into violence. It is about developing tolerance, understanding and respect for others, as well as self-respect. It involves an understanding of (structural) injustice and is inextricably linked to human rights and democracy. It also requires awakening to and accepting one's own responsibility within and for society. Above all, the way this learning process is put into practice is of crucial importance.
The Peace Education program helps children, young people and adults to think critically and become agents in a culture of peace within their families, schools, social networks, communities, etc.
The first Evens Prize for Peace Education is focused on conflict management training for teachers. We will continue and further develop this approach in the coming years.