What is non-formal peace education?

Peace education is an instrument to foster culture of peace in the three dimensions of inner, socio-political, and ecological; particularly by competence development of individuals.

Peace education focuses on competence development. Competences are understood as the combination of knowledge, skills and attitudes.

Knowledge are the things one knows and understands based on experiences and/or study

Skills are the ability to take action or do something based on practice.

Attitudes are settled ways of thinking and feeling about something, including patterns of actions and underlying values.

Multidisciplinary and holistic educational approach.

Peace education focuses on the development of the mind, the heart and the body. It is a form of education that addresses learning in all three aspects by fostering cognitive learning, emotional learning as well as tactile learning.

Peace education includes a wide range of interlinked forms of education that aims at competence development for living and building peace.