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Summer School: Strengthening Peace Education Capacities in the Caucasus, 29.8-4.9.22 in Dilijan (Armenia)

Eingereicht am: 25.05.2022
Eingereicht von: Christopher Brucker / Christopher.Brucker@uni-jena.de

Conflicts are commonplace in the coexisting of individuals, groups, societies, and countries. The challenge we often face is to resolve these disputes peacefully and constructively, which requires several specific skills and competencies. Sound knowledge of such competencies enables us to analyse and address complex conflict structures and dynamics. Three dynamics characterise protracted conflicts in the Caucasus: (1) the collective alienation and (self-)isolation of societies which cause shrinking spaces for dialogue over the divide; and (2) the narrow understanding of the complex conflict structures in Europe, and the need for new and innovative ideas for peaceful conflict transformation in the region; and (3) lack of young specialists dealing with the issues mentioned above in a professional manner. Increasing tensions in the wake of the Ukraine war and the unresolved dispute over Nagorno-Karabakh drastically demonstrate the need for sustained and professional conflict management in the region. One vital goal of the Corridors programme is to strengthen youth capacities to manage conflicts within their societies.

Therefore, the international Summer School aims to introduce the participants to the fundamentals of peacebuilding. Moreover, we strive to train the participants on core competencies in the field of conflict analysis, dialogue, mediation, and peace interventions. Finally, the one-week gathering offers 28 students and recent graduates the opportunity to exchange ideas and learn from each other. To achieve these objectives, the Summer School combines lectures and interactive training in the field of formal and informal peace education by German as well as international practitioners and scholars. In addition to the capacity-building components, we explore the beautiful nature of the Dilijan National Park and the rich culture of the Armenian capital Yerevan in joint excursions and group activities.


The Summer School is organised by the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena (FSU) and Corridors, together with additional international partners. The Chair for International Relations at FSU has a strong focus on the study of peace and conflict and of international organisations in conflict management. Corridors is a non-profit organisation that develops and implements joint education and capacity-building projects for young people in protracted conflicts. Furthermore, Corridors facilitates dialogue and knowledge exchange between communities in Eastern Europe, the South Caucasus, and Europe.

Thanks to funding from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), all workshop-related costs, including travel, accommodation, excursions, and full board, are covered by the organizers.


The Corridors Summer School is open to students and recent graduates from Germany with knowledge in political and social science, international relations, cultural studies, and neighbouring disciplines. Participants from the South Caucasus will be selected through a separate process. Motivation and openness are more important than an academic background as we strive to bring together a diverse group. We ask all interested students and young graduates to send us a brief application no later than 1 July 2022. The application should include a brief letter of motivation (max one page) and a curriculum vitae. Please send your application to Christopher Brucker (Christopher.Brucker@uni-jena.de). If you have further questions, please get in touch with us.

We continue to observe the pandemic situation closely and ensure that the event will be held in a safe and secure environment.

For further information:

Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Chair for International Relations

Corridors – Dialogue through Cooperation


29.08.2022 - 04.09.2022


Corridors – Dialogue through Cooperation
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Rubrik: Kalender
Region: Armenien, Georgien
Tagesredaktion: Megan Nagel