Citizen and teacher training is one of our levers of action, so that everyone can take part in the democratic debate. In a tradition of continuing education, these give pride of place to the knowledge of the participants!

To whom are our training courses aimed?

Our training courses address to teachers, trainers, actors in the associative world but also to citizens curious to learn more about themes conducive to the development of a more just, united and inclusive society.
We regularly offer citizen training in our premises, but you can also modify some of our training so that they suit the needs of your groups!

Training themes

In standard modules or in à la carte systems, Justice and Peace offers you several training courses each year on its main themes of expertise.

Currently, we offer training on six different themes.

International conflicts are complex and, in the current flood of information, it is sometimes difficult to carry out an “objective” analysis. However, it is important to be interested in them as a citizen, particularly because they have repercussions at different levels of our societies. This training aims to provide reading keys to decipher conflicts and compare different points of view regarding them.

The training addresses the issue of conflicts based on geopolitical concepts which are illuminated by current cases, thus allowing better appropriation. Then, it offers tools and approaches for conflict analysis and invites participants to concretely apply these tools and theoretical concepts through the analysis of a specific conflict (Ukraine-Russia, Syria, Korea, South Sudan). South, etc.).

One thing is clear: some countries are full of wealth, but their populations remain poor. The exploitation of natural resources is indeed an important issue which whets the appetite of many local and international players.
Unregulated, it can lead to social (example: Peru) or armed conflicts (example: DR Congo), with serious consequences on the way of life of local populations. However, this wealth, if properly exploited, should make it possible to obtain the economic benefits necessary for the development of a country.

This training traces the journey of precious minerals such as gold or coltan from the mine to… our mobile phone, notably reviewing the many actors involved in this globalized process.

What pushes people to migrate or, on the contrary, holds them back? Where do these people go when they leave their village, their home? What was their life like there, what is their life like here? And how does this affect me in my daily life: by the reception of refugees in Belgium or by the use of minerals that come from these countries?

These questions form the starting point of this training given by Caritas International and Justice & Peace. It aims to offer you the tools to understand the complexity of the migratory phenomenon and more particularly the link, not always obvious, which can exist between natural resources, conflicts and migrations.

The memory of a conflict, recent or not, is crucial to consider the possibility of reconciliation and to enable living together in a society, whether in the country(ies) concerned but also in Belgium where populations sometimes opposed in a conflict have migrated and come into contact with each other.

Memory also plays an essential role in conflict prevention: talking about the past and offering recognition to victims sometimes helps prevent wounds from resurfacing too suddenly. Through examples of memory management of decolonization, the training shows how States choose to talk about the past and for what reasons.

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This training allows you to better understand the convergence of struggles and the current issues of engagement. It focuses on citizens as full actors in political and economic life by attributing to them a central role.

Emancipation is part of the missions of education. It aims to prepare students to be responsible citizens so that they contribute to a democratic, united, pluralistic society open to other cultures.

Training citizens

We regularly organize one-day training courses for citizens. We alternate between theoretical presentations, activities and debate in order to give pride of place to the knowledge of the participants. Discover our upcoming training courses in our diary, or subscribe to our newsletter so as not to miss the next ones!

Modules on demand

Are you looking for tailor-made training for a group on a particular theme? Consult our training sheets, choose the most relevant modules according to the needs of your group and contact us. The “à la carte” training courses can last between half a day and two days. They can also be organized on our premises.

Training teachers

Are you a teacher and want to address social issues with your students? Justice & Peace offers you its expertise in ECMS during teacher training courses organized with the SEGEC/IFEC Or IFPC. Subscribe to our newsletter intended for educational stakeholders to register for upcoming teaching training courses