formacion_ciudadana_para_la_paz_segundo_intento_WEBThe Citizen Education for Peace and Development project promotes a pedagogical proposal centered on a non-polarized understanding of conflicts, the strengthening of the political subject, and the role of citizenship in order to influence the conception and practice that the participants have of a peace and development culture.  

The proposal is carried out through the conduction of workshops, the preparation of pedagogical materials, the exchange of experiences, the systematization of practices, the exploration of local actions, and the sharing of knowledge.   The objective of these actions is to re-signify citizen practices in order to generate changes in the social dynamics at the local, regional, and national levels.

The implementation of this educational proposal strengthens citizens through a vision and practice of politics from an ethical perspective, so that they can participate effectively in the design of public policies for peace ands development.  Additionally, it contributes to the generation and promotion of negotiation spaces for the construction of political alternatives by the diverse social actors, on the basis of their specific contexts.

The project draws on the experience of the School for Peace and Citizen Coexistence, the Integrated Basic Schools for Sustainable Development, the Rural Schools for Human Development in Magdalena Medio, and the Rural Workshop for Sustainable Development (1990-2006).

The project will be carried out between 2012 and 2014 in the border zone of Norte de Santander and Estado del Táchira, Bogotá, and the Pacific Coast.

School for peace and citizen coexistence

logo_epcc_web2Throughout its twelve years of existence, the goal of this educational project led by the Catholic Church has been to serve as a tool for the transformation of local realities. Its priorities are to work toward the defense of life, the promotion of human rights, the peaceful solution to conflicts, and the creation of a political culture that acknowledges diversity, fosters inclusion, and promotes development alternatives in the regions and/or territories where it is implemented.

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