‘Peaceful Europe’ seeks to promote the systematic integration of peace and non-violence education into various aspects of community life through open-air activities, such as music and sport. It will develop and test out various formal and informal educational methodologies targeted at young people, adults and senior citizens. The project is undertaken in the context of the ‘learning and teaching cities’ concept.
The project aims to mainstream peace and non-violence into every aspect of the formal and informal education process in the areas it covers. For instance, peace education could be woven into a diverse range of curricula from history to environmental studies.
Peaceful Europe’ is contributing to the goal of promoting intercultural understanding and dialogue through peace education.Peace and non-violence education can also help European citizens understand the root causes of conflict and war in other parts of the world and consider innovative ways of resolving such crises. By educating today’s children on the subject of peace and non-violence we invest in a conflict-free tomorrow.