As part of the project “Education for a Culture of Peace as a Vehicle for Reconciliation in Cyprus”, an International Conference entitled “Education for Culture of Peace: Sharing Best Practices” held on 24th and 25th of February 2017 at Fulbright Center in Ledra Palace Buffer Zone in Nicosia.

On the first day of International Peace Education Conference, educators and teachers from both communities had an opportunity to attend two panel discussions delivered by local and international experts. In the first panel session moderated by Dr. Zehra Beyli, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mihalinos Zembylas and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Muge Beidoglu presented their academic papers that focused on local practices on education for a culture of peace.

In the second panel session held in International Peace Education conference, Peace education practitioners Maggie Pinar and Jeniffer Mansur Sertel provide important informations about the methodologies, principles and practices of literacy for peace culture and the actualisation of peace education.

On 25th of February, Saturday, teachers and educators from both communities have participated in three parallel workshops throughout the day at three different venues in the Buffer zone. Following the Peace education workshops, International Peace Education Conference completed with certificate ceremony.

By the implementation of International Peace Education conference, The EU supported bi-communal project “Education for a Culture of Peace” has completed its scheduled three year activities.

The “Education for a Culture of Peace” project is co-implemented by POST Research Institute (POST RI) and the Association of Historical Dialogue and Research (AHDR) and financially supported by European Union. International Peace Education conference co-organized with Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation.