3047CfA: Globalization of Violence and the Identification of Non-Violent Alternatives, Rovreto (Italy), 28.9-19.10.2003
- May 27, 2003THE GLOBALISATION OF VIOLENCE AND THE IDENTIFICATION OF NON-VIOLENT
ALTERNATIVES (SEPTEMBER 28-OCTOBER 19, ROVRETO TN, ITALY)
A three-week residential course examining the psychological,
geo-political aspects of the "new" war, its connection to globalisation
and the identification of non-violent alternatives. The teaching
faculty and participants are drawn from many countries all over the
world. The course takes place in a transnational context of positive
interaction between faculty and participants and of intensive exchange
of experiences among people coming from different cultures, societies
and social backgrounds.
ADMISSION TO THE INTERNATIONAL COURSE
The number of participants will be confined to twenty-four, at least
half of whom will be women. A balance will be sought between
participants from "developed" and "developing" countries. Fluency in
English is required. Priority for admission to the International course
will be given to applicants who are active in organisations of civil
society or social movements involved in human rights promotion,
non-violent conflict transformation and peace education.
Closing date for application: Sunday 15 June 2003
Participants must arrive on Sunday 28th September and leave on Sunday
19th October 2003. There is no option for late arrival. Participants
must remain for the scheduled period.
Participation in all sessions is requested. Selected participants will
be asked to send before the beginning of the course a brief presentation
of no more than 1000 words. Applicants are requested to confirm their
participation to the IUPIP Secretariat by fax or e-mail not later than
ten days after receiving notice of acceptance. Confirmation is
understood to entail acceptance of the above conditions.
Successful completion of the course will be marked by the awarding of a
Certificate of Achievement.
The seat of IUPIP and the location of the course is in Rovereto. The
course is held in the 16th Century Palazzo Adami situated in the centre
of the city. Rovereto (included in the Italian network of local
government units for peace) has about 35,000 inhabitants.
The city is located in Northern Italy, in the beautiful Adige valley
surrounded by mountains and not far from lake Garda. It takes less than
one hour by train from Verona and about three hours from Venice or
TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATION
Accommodation expenses (including meals) for those admitted to the
course will be covered by IUPIP. A vegetarian option is available.
Applicants whose organisations are not able to cover their travel
expenses are asked to indicate so in the application form. IUPIP will
consider the possibility of partial or total coverage of such expenses
taking the geographical area of origin of the applicant into account.
Participants will be accommodated in double rooms at Hotel Leon d'Oro
which is located a few minutes walk both from the railway station and
from Palazzo Adami (IUPIP).
International Course Coordinator
International University of Peoples' Institutions for Peace
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION AND TO SEE THE PROGRAMME, PLEASE
VISIT OUR WEBSITE www.unimondo.org/iupip
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