3-day Workshop to Train the Trainers!

The previous Peacemakers Events showcased pioneering work in a new age of conflict resolution and were developed out of the idea of dissecting the roots of prejudice and bringing together communities, that have historically experienced conflict from regional dynamics, including migration, through the lens of dignity and the role dignity plays in the breakdown and restoration of relationships.

In order to improve the sustainability and reach of the program, this year’s Peacemakers Workshop is designed in the “train the trainer” format. Masters and PhD students, and representatives from NGOs working on migration issues are welcome to apply! Come and be a part of this empowering experience on one of the most important issues facing the region at present! Then take your gains back to your institution to share them with those around you!

As in 2015, this year’s workshop will also be led by Dr. Govinda Clayton, a professional in the field of International Conflict Analysis, with an award for teaching innovation. He will mentor young leaders coming from Europe, who will engage in an interactive, intensive workshop aiming to overcome the dimensions of prejudice currently entrenched in regional dynamics. The goal is to raise the future leaders who are respectful towards diversity.

The workshop that were led by Dr. Donna Hicks until 2014, and by Dr. Govinda Clayton in 2015, gave an opportunity to 81 young leaders coming from Türkiye and the selected countries to engage in interactive, evidence based, intensive workshop to overcome the dimensions of prejudice currently entrenched in the dynamics between the countries of focus.

Dr. Govinda Clayton Senior Lecturer in International Conflict Analysis at the University of Kent
You can watch the video for Peacemakers 2016 workshop highlights; and also what applicants said about the workshop!


Since I am a PhD student, I have found especially interesting the conceptual part, linking the theoretical with the practical aspects of the peace building and conflict management.

Dragana Svraka

Everyone that attended had either an impressive professional career or was a brilliant academic. . I really enjoyed spending time with this diverse group of people.

Thomas E. Lord

I liked the diversity of backgrounds and perspectives.

Giulia Scavuzo

My favorite subject was about conflict mapping and the exercises, especially the one in which we played the role of a government and needed to find solutions (crises management activity).

Melina de Siqueira

The profiles of the participants were very well elected, because it was based on multidisciplinary approach of the participants background.

Milena Sosic

The best part was the negotiation skills. Being myself an academic, this section opened new ways on how to perceive and interpret certain issues which was highly relevant for my doctoral dissertation.

Viktorija Jakjimovska

Peacemakers workshop serves its purpose well.

Meena Pillai