Invitation to Past Traumas, Representation of History and Peace Education on 26&27 October‏

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POST RI, German Cypriot Forum and Friedrich Ebert Foundation are pleased to invite you to the international conference on the reflections of past traumas, representation of history and peace education to be held on 26 and 27 October at the Goethe Institute.

 Past traumas, the representation of history and peace education is a two-day conference in the buffer zone seeking alternative ways to overcome the stereotypical representation of the past. The Conference is being organised by POST Research Institute (POST RI) and German Cypriot Forum (DZF) and financed by Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES).

The conference aims to discuss the reflections and the influences of past traumas with the renown scholars and educators from Italy, India and Cyprus. The Conference is a great opportunity to hear the experiences of the other conflicting areas including Israel and Palestine, India and Pakistan. The workshops also provide unique opportunity  to educators to learn peace education techniques on gender, ecology, nationalism and racism. 

Please find attached the programme of the conference and the workshops.

 Due to the limited number of places available, please submit the completed application form by 25 October 2012 to, or 


About POST Research Institute

POST is a non-profit, non-political organization set up by a group of people to work for the cultural, social, and environmental betterment of Cyprus and established at 2002. Vision: To contribute towards achieving an alternative sustainable future, which comprises of an egalitarian Cypriot society, that recognizes the dignity of every living being. Mission: • On the basis of social equality/justice: o To contribute for creating an open dialogue on issues of peace education and reconciliation and working actively for the unification of the island. o To take action against gender discrimination based on one’s sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression for achieving positive social transformation. o To advance, sensitize and advocate for a multicultural and diverse society in which all differences are recognized, understood and accepted. • To excel as an Institute in the execution of research and participatory action. • To strengthen research capacity in Cyprus. • To strive for ecological sustainability through the prevention of environmental degradation and destruction.
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