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IPT Core Course for Peacebuilders

Gain knowledge and skills on civilian peacebuilding practices

Courses open for application

16 - 25 July 2023 in Stadtschlaining. Apply until 31 March 2023 for scholarships. All other applications will be accepted until 30 June 2023 on a rolling basis.
Online Application Form

The IPT Core Course comprises theoretical inputs and practical exercises tailored to work in conflict and post-conflict settings. All modules aim at 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, third party intervention, do no harm, gender and social inclusion, project management, stress management, mine awareness as well as a complex simulation exercise to strengthen participants’ skills on how to respond in crisis situations.

Throughout the course, participants will be encouraged to work in groups on specific case studies to apply the acquired skills and knowledge and reflect on how they can transfer the learnings into their own fields of work.

Course Fees: € 1,998

Target group

  • Professionals working in relevant civil society organisations, national, regional and international organisations, government institutions and academia

  • 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 conflict settings

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

Applicants need strong intentions to broaden their peacebuilding capabilities or to lay the foundation for a career in this field. 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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