The Role of NGOs in Education Reform: Effective Conflict Prevention and Tolerance Building (Ukraine)

Presented by: Oleg Smirnov and Iryna Brunova-Kalisetska
Presented at: Second International Summit on Conflict Resolution Education
Date of Session: March 28, 2008

Session Description: The last decade has seen a rise in cases of intolerance, xenophobia and religious intolerance in the Ukraine. Although legislation related to minority rights and to school education meet democratic standards, work still needs to be done. Strategies contributing to peace, mutual understanding, and the development of a democratic foundation will be discussed through education of mutual cultural understanding and tolerance for representatives of different ethnic (linguistic, religious, cultural) groups. Leader: Oleg Smirnov, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Inter-Language Communication and Journalism, Tavrida National University