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From the Statute of
the Center for European Initiatives

22.06.10 12:28

Conflict Resolution is Possible!

By: Інна Битюк

During the week of 8-15 June 2010, the Center for European Initiatives, a Sumy NGO, conducted the international training course, “Conflict Resolution through Building Intercultural Dialogue,” with financial support from the European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe.

It is well known that the issue of conflict and its resolution for any society is always present. Unfortunately, conflict is a reality which we face every day. To prevent conflict situations in the future was the main reason for conducting the international training course. Its aim was to increase youth leaders’ awareness of how to manage conflict and reach resolution by creating an atmosphere of mutual understanding and cooperation.

Youth leaders from different cultures participated, arriving in Sumy for the first time from 10 European countries – Ukraine, UK, Georgia, Czech Republic, Poland, Russia, Azerbaijan, Latvia, Armenia, and Moldova. Together, they worked on the notion of conflict, defined its nature and types, and studied levels of conflict and existing barriers that prevent conflict resolution. The training course included using non-formal methods, interactive activities, discussions, and workshops on creative ways to build peace.

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