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Training of Trainers in Nonviolent Conflict Transformation

Training of Trainers in Nonviolent Conflict Transformation

From several eastern and western European countries training experiences in nonviolent conflict transformation have been collected for this pilot project. The lasting results are a tested curriculum, a Training of Trainers manual, as well as a final evaluation report


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September 2005 until November 2006: After extensive preparations and in cooperation with partner organisations in Slovakia, Italy, Romania, the Netherlands and Switzerland, KURVE Wustrow conducted a European Training of Trainers on Nonviolent Conflict Transformation. It was a pilot project.


Each seminar took place at one of the participating partner organisations. This provided the opportunity for the participants to try out what they had learned, such as conflict analyses, nonviolent communication or mediation, in praxis and in different contexts.  


In addition, the participants gained insights into the partner organisations’ specific areas of work and the situation in the host country. They were able to enter into a direct exchange with trainers and activists from five European countries.


During the seminar in Wustrow, the participants dealt extensively with the nuclear conflict and the castor transport to Gorleben at that time.

 The experiences and findings of this model project are captured in the final version of the curriculum, the comprehensive training manual as well as the final evaluation report.


The tested, adjusted and final version of the curriculum has been made available for discussion to anyone interested. If you are planning a training on the basis of this curriculum, please contact one of the participating organisations for their consent.

The training manual includes numerous models, exercises and reflections, which have been used during this pilot course. Please do not use the material without proper indication of the source. The training manual is available in English, German, Italian, Romanian und Slovakian language.


More background information about the pilot course, as well as the project can be found in final evaluation report. The project ran for several years and was funded by the European Union.