Evens Foundation
Living together harmoniously in Europe

Conflict Matters Conference

Conflict Matters Conference
Conflict Matters explores a crucial yet often neglected question: how can we learn to manage conflict in a creative and positive way? It reflects our conviction that a constructive attitude towards conflict is crucial to further a culture of peace in our increasingly diverse societies.

We believe that with the right skills, managing conflict can be turned into a fantastic opportunity for transformative change, creativity and growth, from the personal all the way to the societal level.

Through the almost 10 years’ work in this field, we have observed how focusing on conflict in education facilitates work on urgent issues, such as violence in schools, early school-leaving, prejudice and racism; it helps to develop essential skills, including cooperation, emotional intelligence, empathy, resilience, self-control and non-violent communication.

Every other year this interdisciplinary conference will bring together leading researchers, education specialists, teachers, practitioners and students from all over Europe to share best practices and reflect on concrete educational policies and quality standards that support the inclusion of constructive conflict management in early childhood and school education, as well as in teacher training.