• World Bank Photo Collection

    Foto: World Bank Photo Collection

    To build peace we need ideas and values, but also instruments

    Rafael Grasa

    The theme of this issue of Por la Paz/Peace in Progress is the single subject of the role of supervisory committees and the analysis of textbooks in the creation of a culture of peace and in education for peace.

    As I provocatively said a few years ago, educating for peace, human rights and solidarity in the academic and social field calls for radical prudence: prudence, because it is necessary to progressively set reasonable objectives in order to achieve changes, and radical, meaning going to the roots and starting from the roots, because we have to consider the final objectives from the very beginning, both in analysis (what is criticised and what needs to be changed) and in expected results (what is expected in order to build). Radical prudence against tactical impatience. Read more



    • Cécile Barbeito and Míriam Acebillo are researchers and educators for peace
      Cécile Barbeito and Míriam Acebillo

      Based on a proposal at the 1st Catalan Conference on the Movement for Peace held in Barcelona in November 2009, the International Catalan Institute for Peace (ICIP) has supported research into the values promoted by Catalan textbooks, beginning with social science textbooks in the fourth year of secondary education.

      The aim of the research is to contribute to the general objective of facilitating the addition of criteria of education for peace into textbooks and was carried out by a team composed of history teachers and educators for peace. A dialectical process was also included through fourth-year secondary education teachers, authors and publishers of these textbooks, which resulted in the report  Anàlisi dels llibres de text de ciències socials des d’una perspectiva de pau (Quart d’ESO, 2008-2011) ) (Analysis of social science textbooks from a perspective of peace – fourth-year secondary education, 2008-2011). Read more



    • Websites and blogs

      In the wide range of information that you can find on the internet about education, there is a lot about resources for teachers (workshops, games, activities, suggestions etc.).   These types of sites can be found in various languages and generally offer resources free of charge. The following compilation presents some of these sites and also gives information about the educational programme websites for peace of various organisations. Read more


  • Steven Stegers

    10 questions for Steven Stegers, Senior Manager of EUROCLIO - European Association of History Educators

    Xavier Alcalde

    We are talking to Steven Stegers, from the European Association of History Educators. He has contributed to projects that promote history in an innovative and responsible way, as well as state education in the Balkans, the Caucasus, in Central Europe and in the Euro-Mediterranean region. He is also the general coordinator of Historiana, an educational programme about European history and heritage (www.historiana.eu). He has a degree in Social and Organisational Psychology from the Leiden University and has carried out research in the History Department of Georgetown University in Washington D.C. Read more


  • Portada Qatar

    Qatar: el país més ric del món

    Sanromà Moncunill, Món. Qatar: el país més ric del món. Barcelona: Edicions de 1984, 2013.

    In current geopolitics, Qatar is both the great unknown and the most important player of all those that have emerged in recent years. With an intelligent and subtle diplomacy which makes use of the smooth power of money and the appeal of communication, it is probably the state whose influence is the most disproportionate in the world in view of the size of its population. Read more

  • Portada Merchant of Death

    Merchant of Death

    Farah, Douglas; Braun, Stephan. Merchant of Death: Money, Guns, Planes, and the Man Who Makes War Possible. New Jersey: Wiley, 2008.

    Viktor Bout. The merchant of death. A phrase which made ??a fortune in the press.  And in the United Nations. And in different areas of international diplomacy. The man who, with a fleet of aircraft bigger than that of several NATO countries, would violate embargoes and sell weapons to both sides in dozens of armed conflicts. Read more

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