Foundations of Peacebuilding

A basic introduction to the tools and principles of peace and conflict work

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Early bird price

   Early Bird: 720 when booking before 23 October 2023

   Registration Deadline is: 28 November 2023

   Update: Latecomers can register until 28 November 2023, we still have a few places available in this training.

 Who can register for this training?

  • New professionals working in peacebuilding, as well as those looking for a refresher or looking to cover topics they are not yet experienced in.
  • Those interested in stepping into or learning more about peacebuilding.

Depending on methods and topic of the training, we limit the number of available spaces to a manageable size (a maximum of 20 participants). Register early to reserve your place! 


The 2-week training will offer valuable information and practices, relevant both for those new to peacebuilding, as well as those already working in or experienced with peacebuilding. While week 1 places its focus on the foundations of peacebuilding (both from a theoretical and practical perspective), week 2 is mostly dedicated to developing soft-skills like communication and understanding team dynamics in cross-cultural contexts.


  • To understand the concept of peacebuilding in theory and practice, including best practices in the field
  • To learn the framework of some of the most fundamental tools used in peacebuilding
  • To develop a better understanding of one’s own role as a peace worker and the knowledge and skills that one will need
  • To gain an understanding of the participants’ own biases and the role they play in cross-cultural team dynamics



In the course, participants use a variety of tools, including the digital learning platform ILIAS, a video conferencing tool, and the online whiteboard Miro. Participants should therefore have a good internet connection (1 Mbit down/upload or better). A headset is highly recommended. Prior knowledge about the use of these online tools is not required as participants will be invited to a technical introduction to the above mentioned tools before the course starts.


In addition to the online sessions (4 hours per day on Monday to Thursday, and 2 hours per day on Fridays), participants will be required to complete three deliverables during the course of the training, amounting to a total of roughly 2 hours in self-led work.

  • Deliverable 1 – nonviolent communication message based on an everyday life situation (30 min)
  • Deliverable 2 – active listening with clarifying questions – online coffee with other course participants (30 min)
  • Personal Action Plan (1 hour)

After a successful participation, participants receive a certificate and become part of our alumni network.

Total expected weekly hours: 18 hours per week of online sessions, 2 hours of self-paced learning


Technical Introduction on 1 December 2023 from 12:00 to 13:00 CET
Online Live Sessions from 4 to 15 December 2023, Mondays to Thursdays from 09:00 to 11:00 and 12:00 to 14:00 CET, and Fridays from 09:00 to 11:00.


    Register bindingly for this training.

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