The project聽鈥渟ystemic UPscaling of Peace Education pRactices 鈥 UPPER鈥, aims at bringing the values of peace, intercultural dialogue and civic participation to the core of educational policies and school practices with the objective of producing significant improvements in learning life skills for youngsters living in Europe.

The project, which falls within the framework of the聽ERASMUS+ Programme聽of the European Union, has been developed聽by a partnership coordinated by the聽Fondation des R茅gions Europ茅ennes pour la Recherche, l鈥櫭塪ucation et la Formation (FREREF)聽which includes the聽University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (UNIMORE), the聽Ministry of Education and Employment of Malta (MEDE), the聽European School Heads Association (ESHA)聽and the International Institute of Humanitarian Law (IIHL).

The project proposes an analytical review of聽good practices聽on peace education worldwide, suggesting a comparative approach for public policies and good practices at school level and promotes the establishment of the聽鈥淓ducation inspiring peace Lab鈥, a permanent international laboratory in Sanremo (Italy) to enhance research, policy collaboration and cross-country uptake and mainstreaming of good practice elements. The main objectives of UPPER are:

  • the development, the analysis and the evaluation of scaling up the potential of identified 鈥済ood practices鈥;
  • the organization of data and narratives based on the good practices selected;
  • the piloting and evaluation of different sets of combined good practice elements in twenty schools;
  • the proposal of self-assessment and benchmarking tools freely accessible to all interested schools;
  • the mobilization of education stakeholders and the digital media world in a converging effort to innovate education towards a 鈥渄ialogue society for peace鈥;
  • the promotion of synergies with similar initiatives;
  • the establishment of a聽permanent laboratory on transferability of good practices in Sanremo (Italy).
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