70 educators, academics, and activists, representing more than 33 different country identities and affiliations, gathered at the 2019 International Institute on Peace Education (IIPE) in Nicosia, Cyprus from July 21-28, 2019.
As an act of solidarity with peace educators from around the world, participants declared that there is no peace without peace education. Check out the video below, featuring voices of several of IIPE participants from around the world.
IIPE 2019 explored the theme of “Educating for a Culture of Peace in Divided Societies: History, Dialogue, and Multiperspectivity Toward Reconciliation.”
Under the aegis of the President of the European Parliament, the IIPE 2019 was coordinated by the IIPE Secretariat and the Association for Historical Dialogue and Research (AHDR), and funded by the Federal Foreign Office of Germany, with the support of the Office of the European Parliament in Cyprus.
Founded in 1982, the IIPE has been hosted in 18 different countries. During its 37-year history, the IIPE has brought together thousands of formal and non-formal educators, scholars, activists, and policymakers from around the world to engage in cooperative and collaborative learning toward advancing the field of peace education in theory and practice.