IPT Specialisation Course: Election Observation

This IPT Specialisation Course is designed to support the development and consolidation of pluralistic, democratic societies through preparing participants for observation and assistance tasks in electoral missions. Topics to be dealt with include different electoral systems, different institutional approaches to election observation, voting and new technologies, elections and election observation in different societies, tasks of Short-Term Observers (STOs), Long-Term Observers (LTOs) and Election Supervisors.

Scheduled Course

IPT Specialisation Course: Election Observation: 17 – 25 March 2020
Application Deadline (Scholarships): 20 January 2020Applications of qualified, self-financed candidates can be considered after this deadline.

IPT Core Course for Peacebuilders

The ENTRi certified core course for peacebuilders introduces basic knowledge and skills around peacebuilding processes, strategies for peacebuilding, third party intervention, conflict analysis and more.
All modules enhance technical knowledge, interpersonal skills, and promote a reflective and critical approach.

Scheduled Course

IPT Core Course for Peacebuilders: 12 – 24 July 2020
Application Deadline (Scholarships): 5 April 2020Applications of qualified, self-financed candidates can be considered after this deadline.

IPT Master Class on Gender, Intersectionality and Peace Work

This Master Class supports trainers, facilitators, development- and aid workers, peace workers and gender educators on how to encourage and guide people to re-think culture, gender, race, sexual orientation, social class and more. A special focus is placed on considerations of intersectionality while doing gender and peace, as well as on practice-based learning of intersectional pedagogy.

Scheduled Course

IPT Master Class on Gender, Intersectionality and Peace Work: 25 July – 4 August 2020
Application Deadline (Scholarships): 5 April 2020Applications of qualified, self-financed candidates can be considered after this deadline.

Being aware of identity politics; language as identity; context signifier and tool of communication across disagreements and conflicts; this Class strengthens participants’ knowledge and skills in working on gender justice, equality and non-violence in their respective environments. It offers innovative and participatory methodology that encourages participants to reflect on their own identity and positions in society, and strengthens understanding and experience on how to engage with gender and intersectionality in different learning spaces and peacebuilding processes.

Participants will:

  • Gain practical experience and understanding on how gender and other identities correlate and impact our individual and collective experiences
  • Learn how to facilitate conversations and group-processes around gender, intersectionality, queer rights etc.
  • Acquire insights on how gender and other aspects of identities correlate with experiences of peace, conflict and violence

Course Fees: 1700 EUR
Full- and partial scholarships are available for people from ODA-receiving countries and/or crisis regions!

This includes tuition fee, course materials, shuttle to and from the airport, as well as full-board accommodation, coffee breaks and a social event.


Dr. Gal Harmat holds a PhD in Gender Analysis of Peace Education and Dialogue Encounters from Nitra University (Slovakia) and an MA in Gender and Peacebuilding from the UN-mandated University for Peace in Costa Rica. She is the head of the Gender and Peacebuilding Programme at the UN University. As a Gender and Peacebuilding Specialist, she has extensive experience areas of training, conflict analysis, dialogue facilitation and empowerment. She has worked in various countries in Eastern Europe, Africa, and West- and Southeast Asia for organisations, such as UN Women, the OSCE or the Council of Europe. Gal has recently published her book on ‘Intersectional Pedagogy: Creative Education Practices for Gender and Peace Work’.

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