Competence area for building peace

The competence area of building peace refers to competences needed for initiating peace-building activities from a local to a global level and in relation to inner, social and environmental conflicts.


Learning objectives:

This competence refers to the value of promoting and advocating for peaceful processes within a given community, country or region. When focusing on this competence, the learner develops its ability to spread peaceful transformation of violent realities. In this given context, it also helps the learner to develop strategies to advocate against the existing stigma of certain groups in the South Caucasus against their political view on peace.

Enables the learner to…

  • Increase its comprehensive knowledge on peace and conflict studies
  • Acquire tools and skills to advocate for a culture of peace
  • Recognize advocating for peace as its own social responsibility
  • Enhance ethical standards, moral values, integrity and awareness on and respect to the rights of all human beings, creatures and the ecosystem

This competence refers to some of the core aspects a learner can acquire when trying to change the relationships in a given society with the aim to end cultural, structural and direct violence. When focusing on this competence, the learner develops a wider understanding of the different approaches to transform conflicts in participatory nonviolent ways.

Enables the learner to…

  • Increase the capacity on conflict transformation to build sustainable peace through nonviolent methods
  • Increase the empathy for understanding and sharing others’ state of being, feeling and living
  • Improve critical thinking skills to assess and lead processes of conflict transformation
  • Apply the power of mass mobilization and strategic nonviolent action for transforming conflicts
  • Advance negotiation and mediation skills for transforming violent conflict into nonviolent processes
  • Share decision making, guarantee effective participation and create transformative pathways of change

This competence refers to the different aspects a learner can develop to integrate peacebuilding elements when dealing with projects. When focusing on this competence, the learner develops its ability to envision and integrate peacebuilding elements into its projects.

Enables the learner to…

  • Include culture of peace to the agenda of projects on different topics as a social responsibility
  • Add transparency, and make the project logic clear
  • Communicate, network, design, plan, manage, monitor and evaluate multidisciplinary projects that include peacebuilding elements
  • Become motivated peace leader promotion the value of peace and harmony through the project implementation
  • Use research methods and skills to study problems related to the transformation, of conflicts