MINELRES: Workshop: Peacebuilding, Conflict Transformation & Post-War RRR, January 20 - 24, 2003, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

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January 20 - 24, 2003, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Peacebuilding, Conflict Transformation and Post-War Reconstruction, 
Reconciliation and Resolution (PCTR 2003), is the only five-days 
intensive training programme/workshop of its kind, exploring all 
three phases of violence and war -- pre-violence, violence, post-
violence -- and what can be done, for advanced practitioners, aid and 
development workers, international diplomats, national and local 
level politicians, and policy makers.

The PCTR 2003 is designed to help practitioners, policy makers, and 
aid and development workers in societies affected, threatened by, or 
in a post-war situation.  One of TRANSCEND's most intense and high 
level training programmes, the PCTR has been created to help 
participants strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the 
structures and dynamics of war and violent conflict, and skills, 
tools and approaches useful for peacebuilding, conflict 
transformation, and post-war reconstruction, reconciliation, and 

The PCTR Training Programme/Workshop offers participants an intensive 
and stimulating environment in which to address the challenges and 
difficulties facing them in their communities and work, and to learn 
together with advanced practitioners from around the world.  It has 
been designed to build upon the best aspects of TRANSCEND's advanced 
training programmes for practitioners, together with a working needs-
based approach to respond to the particular situations and needs of 
the participants involved and the dynamics of the conflicts in their 

Bridging the fields of theory and practice, the PCTR 2002  will be 
highly effective for those working to prevent the outbreak of violent 
conflict in their countries/communities, to transform violent and 
intractable conflicts towards peaceful and constructive outcomes, 
and/or to promote reconstruction, reconciliation, resolution and 
healing in post-war situations.

THE TRAINING PROGRAMME - January 20 - 24, 2003

The Training Programme will take place from Monday to Friday, January 
20 - 24, 2003 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

The Training Programme will be divided into a Morning and Afternoon 
session for each day, combining intensive training, group work, 
workshop sessions, and individually designed working modules.  There 
will be a two hours break for lunch and individual work in between, 
and additional breaks for tea and coffee in each session. The 
programme will begin each day at 09:00, and run until 18:00.

Monday, January 20
Morning Session: Introduction to the Programme, Trainer and 
Participants followed by an Introduction to the TRANSCEND Method of 
Conflict Transformation by Peaceful Means
Afternoon Session: The TRANSCEND Method Continued

Tuesday, January 21
Morning Session: Identifying the Challenges: Violence Prevention, 
Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding, and Post-War 
Reconstruction, Reconciliation and Resolution
Afternoon Session: Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation: Mapping 
Actors, Resources, and Strategies

Wednesday, January 22
Morning Session: People and Community Centred Approaches to Conflict 
Transformation and Peacebuilding
Afternoon Session: Violence Prevention and Conflict Transformation

Thursday, January 23 
Morning Session: Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation in War-
Torn Societies
Afternoon Session: Post-War Reconstruction, Reconciliation, 
Resolution and Healing

Friday, January 24
Morning Session: Building a Culture of Peace and Reconciliation: 
Peace Journalism, Peace Education and Peace Praxis
Afternoon Session: Participants Presentations

Kai Frithjof Brand-Jacobsen is founder and Director of the Peace 
Action, Training and Research Institute of Romania (PATRIR) and Co-
Director of TRANSCEND, and is on the Executive Board of the TRANSCEND 
Peace University (TPU).  He has worked extensively in Afghanistan, 
Nepal, Russia, South Eastern Europe, North America, and the Middle 
East at the invitation of governments, inter-governmental 
organisations, UN agencies, and local organisations and communities 
promoting local development, community empowerment, and 
peacebuilding.  He has written and published widely, and is author of 
The Struggle Continues: The Political Economy of Globalisation and 
People's Struggles for Peace (Pluto, forthcoming), co-author, 
together with Johan Galtung and Carl Jacobsen, of Searching for 
Peace: The Road to TRANSCEND (Pluto, 2000 & 2002) and Editor of the 
TRANSCEND book series published together with Pluto Press, Critical 
Peace Studies: Peace by Peaceful Means.  He is also a member of the 
Executive Board of the Journal of Peace and Development and the 
Executive Board of the Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution, and 
an Associate of the Transnational Foundation for Peace and Future 
Research, as well as an advisor to several governments, foreign 
ministries, the Commonwealth Secretariat and the Council of Europe.  
In 1999 he was founder and Director of the Coalition for Global 
Solidarity and Social Development, and in 2000, together with Johan 
Galtung, he was founder of the Nordic Institute for Peace Research 
(NIFF).  Since 1996 he has provided more than 130 training programmes 
in peacebuilding, development, and constructive conflict 
transformation to more than 3000 participants in 26 countries.

Kai Frithjof Brand-Jacobsen will be supported by the staff of the 
Peace Action, Training and Research Institute of Romania (PATRIR).

PARTICIPANTS - Who Can Take Part?

The PCTR 2003 Training Programme/workshop is intended for experienced 
aid and development workers, national and local level politicians and 
policy makers, diplomats, senior NGO staff, human rights and peace 

Participants are requested to send in a copy of their CV and the 
completed Application Form no later than January 6th, 2003 (see the 
end of this document for the Application Form). The programme is 
limited to a maximum number of 35 participants, and applicants are 
requested to send in their applications as early as possible in order 
to guarantee a place in the programme.

Detailed information about travel to Cluj-Napoca will be sent to 
those who have registered.

COSTS AND FEES                                  
Participation fees for the full 5-days training programme are:
Participants from North America, Western Europe and South-East 
Asia/Oceania: US$500
Participants from Latin America, Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe: 

The participation fee covers participation in the training programme, 
and all materials, including:
 Conflict Transformation by Peaceful Means: The TRANSCEND Approach, 
The United Nations Disaster Management Training Programme Manual 
(UNDP 2000)  
 Searching for Peace: The Road to TRANSCEND by Johan Galtung, Carl 
Jacobsen and Kai Frithjof Brand-Jacobsen (Pluto Press, 2002)
 Peace by Peaceful Means by Johan Galtung (Sage Press, 1996)
 After Violence: 3R - Reconstruction, Reconciliation, Resolution
 as well as accommodation for five days and nights.

Accommodation is provided in double rooms.  Single room accommodation 
is available for all participants for US$100 extra for the week.


TRANSCEND - A Peace and Development Network for Conflict 
Transformation by Peaceful Means
TRANSCEND is a network of more than 200 of the world's leading 
practitioners and scholars in peacebuilding and development from over 
60 countries around the world.  Committed to the promotion of peace 
by peaceful means, TRANSCEND has 20 active programmes, and conducts 
its work through action, education/training, dissemination and 
research.  With centres in Barcelona (Spain), Cluj-Napoca (Romania), 
Geneva (Switzerland), Hagen (Germany), Honolulu (USA), Kyoto (Japan), 
Moscow (Russia), Sandnes (Norway), Taplow Court (Great Britain), 
Torino (Italy), Vienna (Austria), and Washington, DC (USA)  with 
several others now being formed in Europe, Latin America, Africa and 
Asia  TRANSCEND has provided more than 300 training programmes for 
over 6000 participants in 43 countries around the world.  
Participants in TRANSCEND training programmes have included 
politicians, diplomats, aid and development workers, teachers, 
psychologists, social workers, journalists, civil service employees, 
UN staff, professors, students, and others.  In 2000, TRANSCEND 
developed the United Nations' first ever manual on "Conflict 
Transformation by Peaceful Means: The TRANSCEND Approach."  
Currently, TRANSCEND is doing research on: Peacebuilding and 
Empowerment; Non-Territorial Federalism and Functional Independence; 
Self-Determination and the Nation/State Dialectic; Peacebuilding and 
Globalisation; Conflict Transformation and Psychological Assumptions; 
Comparing Methods of Conflict Transformation from Micro, Meso and 
Macro-Levels; the Dialogue Process; Local and Subsistence Economics; 
Models for Global Economic Crises; Understanding Genocide.  TRANSCEND 
has recently launched the new TRANSCEND Media Service, and is in the 
process of developing the Conflict Transformation Index (CTI) and 
TRANSCEND Early Warning Index (EWI).  TRANSCEND perspectives are 
freely available on the Internet (www.transcend.org), and a TRANSCEND 
monthly Bulletin is being prepared for distribution in 12 languages.
PATRIR  The Peace Action, Training and Research Institute of Romania 
Founded on March 1st, 2001, the PATRIR, is an institute, 
organisation, training centre and network, linking together scholars, 
grassroots activists, and peace researchers throughout Romania and 
South-Eastern Europe.  Its aim is to address the core challenges 
facing Romania and the countries of South and Eastern Europe, to 
strengthen and empower grassroots organisations and citizens' action, 
to mobilise people for active peace work and peaceful conflict 
transformation, and to address the structural causes of poverty, 
human rights violations and economic and social injustice.  PATRIR is 
an institute and an organisation for research, training and active 
peace work.  PATRIR organises training programmes in peacebuilding 
and peaceful conflict transformation; peace journalism; democracy and 
human rights; multi-culturalism; empowering civil society; gender and 
peace; sustainable development; post-war reconstruction, 
reconciliation and resolution; and, environment and ecology.  
Participants to PATRIR training programmes frequently include senior 
politicians and diplomats, experienced aid and development workers, 
UN and NGO staff, civil society activists, professors, teachers, 
students, journalists, artists, and psychologists from Romania and 
more than 30 countries internationally.  PATRIR cooperates with 
TRANSCEND as the TRANSCEND Centre for South-Eastern Europe.  Since 
2001, PATRIR has been one of TRANSCEND's leading international 
training sites.

For more information or to register as a participant, please contact: