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Süd-Ost-Europäisches Masterprogramm in Friedenswissenschaften

English title South-East European Master's program in peace studies
Applicant Mäder Ueli
Number 137372
Funding scheme SCOPES
Research institution Institut für Soziologie Universität Basel
Institution of higher education University of Basel - BS
Main discipline Sociology
Start/End 01.08.2011 - 30.09.2014
Approved amount 222'000.00
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All Disciplines (6)

Discipline
Sociology
Philosophy
Political science
Psychology
Communication sciences
Economics

Keywords (3)

peace; peacebuilding; transformation

Lay Summary (English)

Lead
Lay summary

The project aims at developing and introducing a regional Master of Peace Studies for South-East Europe in collaboration with local universities.

The project partners are

  • Institute for Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding (ICP)
  • University of Basel
  • University of Belgrade
  • University of Sarajevo
  • University of Zagreb

In theformer Yugoslav region, a scientific approach to peace is still at an earlystage. With reference to the recent violent past of South-East Europe, acoordinated academic approach to peace studies, inter-cultural dialogue andnonviolent conflict resolution should be developed at at the universities ofBelgrade, Sarajevo and Zagreb. The scientific dimension of peace research wouldserve as a prerequisite and framework for the development of practical projectsand the application of scientific findings on conflict transformation. Thiswould have a positive impact to guarantee the peaceful future of the region.

Theproject includes elements of capacity building and knowledge transfer fromSwiss partners to beneficiaries in South-East Europe, as well as curriculumdevelopment and harmonization. The goal is to develop a unique and locallyoriented regional master’s program in peace studies as a tangible outcome ofinter-university cooperation. Through the project university cooperation in theregion would advance further than has been the case throughout the recent(troubled) past. This would create conditions to build a network of youngprofessionals and researchers. It would furthermore give incentive to deepenand broaden current cooperation of scientists and NGO representatives to workand collaborate on future regional peace-related projects. 

Direct link to Lay Summary Last update: 21.02.2013

Responsible applicant and co-applicants

Collaboration

Group / person Country
Types of collaboration
University of Zagreb, project meeting Croatia (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
University of Basel, launching meeting of project Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results

Scientific events



Self-organised

Title Date Place
Regional Perspectives on Peace, Development and Security 27.06.2014 Brioni, Croatia

Communication with the public

Communication Title Media Place Year
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) Programme website http://see-peace.org/ International 2014
Other activities Public call for programme participants International 2014

Associated projects

Number Title Start Funding scheme
131067 Stabilization and Progress in the Western Balkans 01.09.2010 Scientific Conferences

Abstract

The project aims at developing and introducing a regional Master of Peace Studies for South-East Europe in collaboration with local universities.In the former Yugoslav region, a scientific approach to peace is still at an early stage. With reference to the recent violent past of South-East Europe, a coordinated academic approach to peace studies, inter-cultural dialogue and nonviolent conflict resolution should be developed at at the universities of Belgrade, Sarajevo and Zagreb. The scientific dimension of peace research would serve as a prerequisite and framework for the development of practical projects and the application of scientific findings on conflict transformation. This would have a positive impact to guarantee the peaceful future of the region. The project includes elements of capacity building and knowledge transfer from Swiss partners to beneficiaries in South-East Europe, as well as curriculum development and harmonization. The goal is to develop a unique and locally oriented regional master’s program in peace studies as a tangible outcome of inter-university cooperation. This would create conditions for building a network of young professionals and researchers. Furthemore, by creating the opportunity for broadening and deepening the current cooperation of scientists and NGO representatives, the project would also inspire future regional peace-related project.
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