SUMMER SCHOOL - Advanced Course on Mediation in International Conflicts

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ADVANCED COURSE ON MEDIATION IN INTERNATIONAL CONFLICTS

University of Genoa, 22-27 July 2024

The “Advanced Course on Mediation in International Conflict” is a Summer School designed to delve into the dynamics of international conflicts and to develop advanced skills in conducting mediation in the context of international organizations and bilateral diplomatic relations. Through an interdisciplinary approach, the course focuses on mediation in international conflicts and the post-conflict phase, inclusive participation of civil society, and protection of children in armed conflicts.
The course aims to provide and consolidate advanced skills in order to create professional figures capable of being employed in international mediation, both during conflict and post-conflict peacemaking.

The Summer School is organized by the University of Genoa (Department of Political and International Sciences) and by Universities Network for Children in Armed Conflict with the support of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. 
Lectures and activities will be held in English. The course will run from Monday July 22nd, 2024 to Saturday July 27th, 2024. The course will be held only in presence at the University of Genoa (Aula Mazzini). The participation to all the lectures and activities is mandatory in order to achieve the final diploma.


When and How
Lectures and activities will be held in English, in presence at the University of Genoa (Aula Mazzini). 
The course will run from Monday July 22nd, 2024 to Saturday July 27th, 2024. It will include: 
-    three face-to-face lectures in the morning lasting one and a half hours each (9:00 – 13:30); 
-    tutorials, workshops, and practical case studies in the afternoon for a total duration of three hours (15:00 – 18:00). 
The last day (Saturday 27 July) will run from 9:00 to 13:00. The activities will include a Roundtable with representatives from MAECI.
Participation to all activities is mandatory in order to be entitled for the Diploma.

Minimum requirements
The course aims to provide and consolidate advanced skills in order to create professional figures capable of being employed in international mediation, both during conflict and post-conflict peacemaking. 
Recipients are students and graduates of courses in Political Science, International and Diplomatic Sciences, Law, Psychology, Theories and Techniques of Interlingual Mediation, and Medicine.
A good knowledge of Italian and English is required.

Fees
Participation in the course is free of charge. Participants will take care of their own accomodation.

How to apply
A maximum of 20 people, selected on the basis of curriculum vitae, are expected to participate in the course.
The Call for Applications, with the instructions on how to candidate for the Summer School, has been published and is available in the document section below: the deadline is 30 April 2024 at 12.00 CET.


Structure and content (the detailed programme is now available in the document section below)

MODULE 1 - Introduction to International Mediation (Monday, July 22)

MODULE 2 - Mediation in International Conflicts: Approaches, Tools and Global Perspectives. (Tuesday, July 23)

MODULE 3 - Post-conflict mediation for achieving lasting peace (Wednesday, July 24)

MODULE 4 - Mediation in international conflicts: participation of civil society and women. Inclusive approaches. (Thursday, July 25)

MODULE 5 - Mediation and international standards on children in armed conflict. (Friday, 26 July)

MODULE 6 - The challenges of mediation in the contemporary context (Saturday, July 27)


Scientific Committee
For the University of Genoa: prof. Ilaria Queirolo; prof. Aristide Canepa; prof. Laura Carpaneto; prof. Francesco Pesce; prof. Stefano Dominelli; dr. Francesca Maoli
For the Universities Network for Children in Armed Conflicts: prof. Fausto Pocar, dr. avv. Laura Guercio

Contacts: 
For any information on the Summer School, please contact francesca.maoli@unige.it.
Please, take note that the instructions on how to apply to the Summer School have not been released yet and will be announced soon on this webpage.

 

 

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This Advanced Course is carried out with the support of the Directorate-General of Political Affairs and Security of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. The views expressed in this report are solely those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

Ultimo aggiornamento 5 Aprile 2024