International Institute for Peace Education 2017

The 2017 International Institute for Peace Education (IIPE) will be held in Innsbruck, Austria at the Grillhof Seminar Center from August 27 to September 2, 2017.

This year’s institute is being organized in partnership between
 the IIPE Secretariat, members of the Faculty of Education and Queens’ College at the University of Cambridge, and the Unit for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Innsbruck.

The peoples of the earth, our planetary home, are caught in a set of unprecedented, interrelated, existential and ethical crises. Confronting the great divide and deficits in human needs and the potential planetary collapserequires new and unprecedented learning to navigate the global politics of survival. The 2017 IIPE theme “Aesthetic Peaces: Social, Political & Embodied Learning - Responses for Human & Planetary Survival” compels us to ask:

  • What contribution can peace education and peace learning make to the transformation of the emerging crises threatening existential and social survival?
  • What must we learn, and how might we learn it in order to save our planet, eliminate "the scourge of war,” and achieve universal human dignity as the fundamental basis of a viable and just global society on a healthy planet?

IIPE 2017 seeks to explore peace education and peace learning as a multidimensional transformative process, with a special emphasis on affective and embodied learning and the arts, as well as contemplative practices, moral and ethical-political discourse, and approaches to trans-rational conflict transformation as modalities and content of peace learning and civic action. Through this learning community encounter, we hope to expose educational professionals to novel concepts of peace, peace education, and peace research, and to inspire scholars, artists, and practitioners to endeavor toward intercultural understanding and cooperation in various educational communities.

For more information please visit the IIPE 2017 website.

Application deadline is May 15th 2017.To apply please click here

       University of InnsbruckUNESCO Chair for Peace StudiesLand Tirol CPERG and University of Cambridge