From October 21 to 23, 2015 in Brussels, the Evens Foundation will host the Conflict Matters conference dedicated to constructive conflict management in education.
Evens are inviting a diverse group of practitioners, teachers, policymakers, students, parents and researchers to explore crucial yet often neglected questions: How can we deal with conflicts in a constructive way and how can we learn through difference – in schools, in families, in society?
The foundation believes that with the right skills, conflict offers a great opportunity to work on urgent issues – such as prejudice, racism, school violence and dropouts – and bring about transformative change and growth.
There will be contributions by education specialists, psychologists, neuroscientists; as well as tailor-made trainings and workshops on conflict management in school, handling controversial topics in classrooms, alternative approaches to school rules and sanctions, school climate, shared decision-making at school, conflict and social media and many others.
The Conflict Matters conference is a unique opportunity to learn about inspiring practices and to forge new partnerships to advance constructive conflict management education in the EU. Spanning three days the conference will provide continuous opportunities for conversation, networking, shared learning, entertainment, and debate.
Register on the Evens website and receive your free pass to the conference.
Book your workshops & trainings as the number of participants will be limited.
Follow Evens on Facebook for updates and keep an eye on Conflict Matters website as they will be adding new speakers, discussion topics and details on the workshops & trainings.
The conference is organised by the Evens Foundation, a public benefit foundation based in Antwerp, Belgium, with offices in Paris and Warsaw. Through its projects and supports, it seeks to achieve a more harmonious and democratic society in a diverse Europe. www.evensfoundation.be