About

Welcome to the Conflict Matters online platform!

It is a space that offers trainers and school educators who deal with conflict a tool to strengthen their practices and to connect with a European community of practice.

For some years now, the Evens Foundation has been gathering information on good practices in peace education through its Peace Education Prize as well as through practitioners, school exchanges involving job-shadowing, and practitioners’ learning laboratories. Knowing that educators are keen to discover and share new approaches and practices, the Evens Foundation has launched this website as a new platform to enable dissemination and connection.

The aims of this platform are to:

  • Make visible a diversity of good educational practices and approaches that deal with conflict, from all across Europe.
  • Identify the key elements that make a practice a success.
  • Provide a space for reflective practice and external assessment.
  • Facilitate contact between practices in the conflict education field.

The practices you will find in this map have been selected and described following a process of dialogue between the Evens Foundation, the Escola de Cultura de Pau (Autonomous University of Barcelona) and each of the practitioners. This process allowed them to identify the strengths of each practice, reflect on the process of implementing it, and highlight its good results.

How to use the map

To discover the educational good practices collected around Europe, browse the map geographically, or select the practices according to the different tags.

Get involved!

  • If you wish to contact the people behind any of the practices described, you will find contact details at the end of the practice description.
  • If you would like to share your good practice on the website, please contact us. [escolapau@uab.cat]
  • If you are interested in getting an external assessment, we can assist you to do the reporting by reflecting on your practice.

Note that your practice needs to meet four basic principles:

  • Conflict is considered as an opportunity rather than a problem.
  • Students are empowered to solve conflicts by themselves.
  • The educators are aware of their position as role models, and of the importance of personal coherence and acting accordingly.
  • The practice challenges the school system in order to introduce conflict management mechanisms both structurally and sustainably.