Systemic Approach to Peace Education in the Crimean Community

Presented by: Oleg Smirnov, Tavrida National University
Presented at: 3rd International CRE Summit
Date of Session: March 27, 2010

Session Description: This workshop will examine the systemic approach to peace education coordinated by the Integration Development Center (IDC) together with other NGOs and educational institutions in the Crimea, an area threatened by interethnic tensions and economic, social and political instability. Research results demonstrate that this work helps overcome negative stereotypes. Special attention is paid to the “Culture of Neighborhood” course as a method of introducing intercultural education into the regional education policy We will discuss effective cooperation with NGOs, educators, scholars and governmental officials and how the timely and task-oriented education activities, directed at promoting tolerance in relations between representatives of different cultures, can remove the threat of instability.