Cooling Conflict is a creative, democratic approach to dealing with conflict and bullying, involving whole schools and their communities: the model has been extensively researched and practised in Australia over 8 years. The Cooling Conflict: Young People in N. Irleland and Palestine aims to enable young people in both contexts to build an in-depth partnership to share their experiences, practice and aspirations in dealing creatively with conflict.
Through bringing young people from N. Ireland and Palestine together in a year-long partnership, within the frameworks of both the Global Indra Congress and the Derry UK City of Culture celebrations, the project seeks to address crucial issues of common interest in the wider region. i.e. young people dealing with problems of conflict and difference, fostering cross-cultural dialogue and creating a model of practice for developing meaningful partnerships and ongoing relationships with their peers across the region. The project also encourages ongoing dialogue between the participants and wider Indra partners in Greece, Portugal et al, provide a model of practice and give us a platform to extend the network more widely across the region.
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