Within the project “Peace and Conflict Consultant” we created a handbook “Peace Practice: Theory and Practice of Peacebuilding Initiatives in Eastern Partnership Countries and Russia”. This is a product of a collaborative working process of 16 authors from six countries, over 50 interviewed respondents, editors and designers. The idea of it emerged out of the perceived need for sources reflecting on training curricula for peacebuilders and a desire to contribute to professionalization in the field of peacebuilding by experience sharing and linkage
|Locations:||Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine|
|Participants:||Over 20 trained Peace and Conflict Consultants, 6 Researchers, over 1000 participants of the local activities in the target countries|
In this handbook, we gathered information about the training modules and implementation phases, analyzed, evaluated and present it to those, who develop curricula for peacebuilders, implement peace initiatives and others interested in the field.
For four years 2015-2018 a group of Peace and Conflict Consultants from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine and Russia, was receiving training in peaceful conflict transformation, starting with its basic terms and theories and finishing with facilitation, networking and self-reflection skills. Simultaneously, Peace and Conflict Consultants were implementing initiatives addressing the local challenges and targeting peace in the region. The structure of the handbook mirrors that of the project, as it starts with defining how peacebuilding was understood in the course of this project, gets more concrete about what has been done within the project Peace and Conflicts Consultants in terms of theory and practice and finishes with our recommendations based on the best practice and lessons learned. We gave many efforts to this handbook and hope that the readers will find some useful insights and inspiration for establishing peace!