Peace Counts on Tour brings the stories of peacebuilders to conflict regions in the form of exhibitions and workshops. They motivate and inspire people worldwide to make their own contributions to building a culture of peace.
Peace Counts on Tour promotes peace education and peace journalism in conflict regions, broadens the perception of selected target groups for the causes and courses of violent conflicts and shows new approaches to peaceful solutions for violent conflicts. The training is designed for multipliers from the education, media or peacebuilding sector and civil society. With the materials offered, they learn to develop peace education programmes for their target groups, to adapt the materials to their needs and to conduct workshops and events independently. Many of them integrate these approaches into their own working environment. They reuse or adapt the educational materials distributed during the training in their own educational work.
The exhibition is accompanied by a training programme, which uses specifically adapted multimedia materials. The workshop methodology focuses on learning from biographies and visualization as a means to foster critical engagement with the essential topics, namely, conflict, violence and peace. Furthermore, it strongly focuses on participation and dialogue.
Over the years the Berghof Foundation established sustainable cooperation with a number of our local and regional partners opening new perspectives and opportunities for follow-up trainings. Since 2007, the Peace Counts training programme has been implemented in the following countries: Sri Lanka, Macedonia, Ivory Coast, Philippines, Russia, India, Colombia, Jordan, Afghanistan and the South Caucasus.
Peace Counts works on request from and together with local partners to implement a „station“ in the respective country. The relevant target groups and suitable training formats are jointly identified and developed, and linguistic or culturally sensitive adaptations are made to the materials.
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Peace Counts on Tour is a project of Berghof Foundation in cooperation with Culture Counts Foundation and Zeitenspiegel Reportagen.
Peace Counts on Tour was funded until 2015 by the ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen) with funds provided by the German Federal Foreign Office.