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Network for Culture of Peace in Europe

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German – Bericht auf Deutsch

„Positive peace builds on establishing relations
between estranged individuals and peoples.“

„Contradictions and differences are the source of new understandings
and basic experiences for mutual respect.“

Susanne Jalka –  Konfliktkultur

Konfliktkultur organised a Competence Network Workshop in Vienna, Austria – November 06 – November 12, 2009. The target group of this workshop came from NGOs and informal educational organisations in Europe. They should be engaged in

  1. human rights and democracy learning,
  2. development of the civil society,
  3. sustainable ecology,
  4. all in all in the broad field of the culture of peace

It took us some time but now you can see some short statements on video from the disguished promoters of the Culture of Peace in Europe

English was the working language.

One-Minuit-Statements Of Participtans of The Meeting in Vienna A-Z by Nation

Austria and Cyprus

Bosnia Herzegovina





Norway with Open Hands


Practical exercises

The participants strengthened their competence for constructive conflict handling in a conflict-simulation, which implied that

  • they were introduced to an actual conflict,
  • which were supposed to happen in Vienna at the time of the workshop.
The workshop participants were invited to develop plans how to deal with this conflict situation. They used joint creative and constructive energy, empathy, reflection and ideas for a concept, to present as a recommendation how to deal with this conflict.

The workshop was first of all about

  1. coming to know each other,
  2. exchange of experiences and
  3. of cultural specific working conditions.

This groop should develop

  1. realistic steps for further networking and
  2. work on empowerment for possible activities in selforganized learning processes.

The emphasis of this workshop lay on

  • building contacts between Austrian NGOs and
  • representatives of NGOs from other European countries in the above mentioned fields.
The special accentuation lay on
  • the aim to build a solid network of NGOs in Western, Central and Eastern European countries,
  • hoping that further joint actions might follow.
The workshop aimed to foster
  • international communication and
  • to develop ideas for mutual support among participants,
especially connecting people from Eastern, Central and Western parts of Europe, since the relations between these historically fragmented regions are not yet remedied.

„Positive peace builds on establishing relations between estranged individuals and peoples.“
All activities will be designed in structures of a learning process which acknowledges that all participants are equally learners, hence the workshop serves as laboratory for future cooperative networking. The participants should be

  1. encouraged to transfer their experiences and
  2. to apply the results of the workshop to institutions and networks in their home countries.

The workshop  took place in the format of  ‘creative dialogue’. That is a special form of

  • communication,
  • connecting to what emerges from the inner primary knowledge.
This communication method aims to promote conscious recognition of rational and irrational mind- and behavior processes.
The workshop investigated reality dependent on direct experiences of the participants’ engagements. The workshop deepend understanding of reality by asking
  1. “Where do we come from?
  2. What are we engaged in?
  3. Where are we going?”

This workshop received financial support from

  • the Austrian national agency and f
  • the European Union.

This financial support guaranteed that

  1. all travel expenses for participants who not based in Austria and
  2. all expenses for the stay in the Don Bosco House for the time of the duration of the “Competence network” workshop will be paid.

The financing source for this event was the Grundtvig – Workshop – Action. In return for the financial support

  1. all participants were asked to bring material about their projects, activities and engagements at home, hence introducing themselves in a kind of exhibition at the beginning of the workshop, (further information will follow).
  2. Besides they were asked kindly to complete a questionnaire at the beginning of the workshop and a final report form as well as an evaluation form and a short statement at the end of the week.
  3. attendance was certified.

The workshop took place in the Don Bosco House in Vienna.

All particpants stayed in

  • simple and comfortable single rooms and
  • eat in the general dining hall.
  • The seminar rooms were supplied with all necessary equipment.
The Don Bosco House was easily accessible with public transport.
Further information at:


Compencene Network for Active Citicenship, Human Rights, Democracy and Peace – Kompetenznetzwerk aktiver Bürgerschaft für Menschenrechte, Demokratie und Frieden,  06. bis 12.11.2009 im Don Bosco Haus, Wien

International, Worldwide, Global


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