Université de Paix was founded by Father Dominique Pire (Nobel Peace Prize in 1958). For more than twenty years, the concrete work of this association is based on positive conflict management.
The practical guide “Budding mediator II” is a perfect example. A work for a real education citizenship.
It follows a first book “Budding mediator” published in 2000. After ten years of experiments, enriched by their practice on the field, the Université de Paix trainers wanted to publish a second volume, in the form of a practical guide.
More than a practical manual, “Budding mediator” is first a training programme run by the Université de Paix to help children learn conflict prevention and management.
The objective of this pedagogic programme is to teach 8-12 year-old children to autonomously manage their conflict, make them able to solve their disagreement without always requiring the help of an adult. See the conference “Budding mediator” in October 2013 for detailed explanations.