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International Training for Nonviolence

International Training for Nonviolence in the Context of War and Armed Conflict

This English language training takes place at KURVE Wustrow. It is aimed at staff and activists from peace initiatives, human rights groups and non-governmental organisations from Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe.

Next dates: 10.06.-27.06.2020 / 09.-26.06.2021

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Since 1994, KURVE Wustrow offers once a year the „International Training for Nonviolence in the Context of War and Armed Conflict“. The training takes place in English language and is facilitated by an experienced team of international trainers.


The training offers a basic introduction into nonviolent conflict transformation. The participants develop a comprehensive understanding of nonviolence. Their awareness, attitude and competencies for nonviolent action are strengthened. They are able to apply what they have learned in their private and professional everyday life and act as multipliers.

The training supports exchange between activists, particularly the South-South exchange.

Content and Methodology

The methodological foundation of the training is the practical engagement with nonviolent conflict transformation.

The trainings focus on the following areas:

• Understanding conflict and conflict transformation

• Principles of conflict interventions, such as partiality, non-partiality, multi-partiality

• Intercultural dimensions of work on conflict

• Political analysis and strategies of nonviolent action

• Work on reconciliation

• Human rights

• Dealing with stress and trauma.

The participatory and experience-based training focusses strongly on the needs of the participants. Exchange, reflection, and practical exercises are at the forefront of this training.

Target Group

The training is targeted at activists from local peace, reconciliation and human rights groups and staff from projects and organisations active in development cooperation in conflict regions.