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IPT Core Course for Peacebuilders

Dates for 2023

Gain knowledge and skills on civilian peacebuilding practices

Courses open for application

05 - 17 March 2023 in Stadtschlaining Apply until 30 November 2022
Online Application Form

The certified Core Course comprises theoretical inputs and practical exercises tailored to working in crisis- and post-conflict situations. All modules aim towards enhancing interpersonal skills, highlighting the importance of cross cultural partnerships, and promote a reflective and accountable approach towards peacebuilding and crisis management. Thus, relevant modules include for example concepts and strategies of peacebuilding, conflict analysis, do no harm, gender and social inclusion or personal safety, including navigation, mine awareness and a complex simulation exercise.

Based on relevant expertise and experience, participants will be encouraged to work in groups on specific case studies to analyse the relevant conflicts, potentials for peace and create related project plans, which may be of meaning in their respective fields of work. Further mentoring by our faculty and ACP-staff may be discussed throughout the course in case of implementation of such or similar plans.

Course Fees: € 1,998
Please be aware that the attendance of a Core Course is pre-requisite to attendance of a Specialisation Course and/or Master Class and can only be waived on an individual basis in the face of alternative relevant professional and academic experience.

Target group

  • Professionals working in relevant civil society organisations, national or international organisations as well as governmental organisations

  • Practitioners and academics who want to reflect and expand their experiences, insights and skills in an international and interdisciplinary group-setting

  • People who want to prepare for field missions in post-conflict and crisis areas

  • People who serve as multipliers in their countries and communities and pass on the knowledge and skills acquired in the course

Applicants need strong intention to broaden their peacebuilding capabilities or to lay the foundation for a career in this domain. Furthermore, a good command of English is a prerequisite. 

"This Course has become the door opener
for further achievements, endeavours
and opportunities. I loved the relaxed,
open-minded, friendly atmopshere and top-level
of professionalism of the lecturers.
The balanced course composition and the
diversity of the programme covering the
main aspects of peacebuilding is outstanding."

Anastasiia Tarasova,
OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine


"This course brings together people
from different parts of the world and builds
upon their skills and experiences.
Interactively, we explore peace theories
and concepts of peacebuilding operations,
dive into the world of different players in
the field to learn about their daily work.
We learn about conflict analyses hands-on,
plan and practice third party interventions.
Nothing to lean back, but to move on
together and learn to approach conflicts practically!"

Harald Rettner, Peace Practitioner
& IPT Trainer


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