Evens Prize for Peace Education 2015
The prize was awarded on 22 October 2015 in De Loketten of the Flemish Parliament in Brussels in the framework of the Conflict Matters conference. (21-23 October 2015) On this occasion all selected candidates were also invited for an exchange seminar in order to share experiences and good practices.
In this edition of the biannual European prize, the Evens Foundation looked for initiatives and practices that strive to awaken and strengthen the social competence of preschool children – below the age of 6 – with particular focus on skills that facilitate a constructive attitude towards conflict. The specific criteria and the procedure are detailed in the call below.
The independent jury of international experts was particularly impressed by the nursery’s visibility and accessibility within the neighbourhood, the strong parental and community involvement, and the ongoing and natural integration of diversity (working in various languages, diversity of personnel, etc).
According to members of the jury, the implicit, integrated approach adopted by Tierlantuin is exactly what is needed to encourage the development of social skills among babies and toddlers.
The nursery received a cash award of €25,000, of which some was to be used to share their vision and good practices with colleagues in other European countries. In this respect, Katrien Reynaert, coordinator of the nursery, recently launched the film Ubuntu ar Tierlantuin during the ISSA conference in October 2017.
JURY OF THE 2015 EVENS PRIZE FOR PEACE EDUCATION
Tomas Baum (BE), Director of the Flemish Peace Institute, Chairman of the jury;
Gilles Brougère (FR), Professor of Educational studies, University of Paris 13, Director of Experice;
Samuel Carré (FR), Teacher at the Léon Jouhaux Elementary School (2013 award winner);
Maria Carme Boque Torremorell (ES), Professor Department of Education, Ramon Llull University in Barcelona;
Harold Göthson (SE), Founder and Director of the Reggio Emilia Institute Stockholm;
Maria Herczog (HU), University lecturer, Eszterházy Károly Teacher Training Colleage in Budapest, Chairperson Family Child Youth Association, Chairperson Eurochild;
Elly Singer (NL), Retired Associate Professor, Department of Development Psychology, University of Utrecht and Department of Education University of Amsterdam;
Zorica Trikic (RS), Senior Programme Manager & REYN coordinator at ISSA.