seminars and workshops

Preventing Violent Extremism in South-East Europe

Between 2-4 May 2018, CELL participated in a sub-regional capacity-building workshop on the prevention of violent extremism through education (PVE-E), entitled "Global Citizenship Education for Peaceful Socieities in South-East Europe" in Venice, Italy. The workshop was jointly organized by UNESCO's Section of Global Citizenship and Peace Education (GCPE) and UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe, with the support of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

Prevention of Violent Extremism (PVE) at UNESCO

On 26 June 2017, CELL presented at, and participated in, a workshop on the "Prevention of Violent Extremism (PVE) through Educational Media: Sharing Good Practices." The Permanent Delegation of Germany to UNESCO organized the workshop in cooperation with the Georg Eckert Institute for International Texbook Research.

Policy Roundtable: Working Towards an International Agreement

On 14 July 2017, CELL convened a roundtable with academics and policymakers entitled, 'Working towards a global agreement to reduce divisive stereotypes in school textbooks,' at the Association for Public Policy and Management (APPAM) International Conference in Brussels. This roundtable brought together experts in the fields of development economics, education, neuroscience, and law to examine and debate the need for an international agreement to reduce divisive stereotypes in school textbooks.

HESTIA Teacher Training

On 24 January 2018, CELL ran a workshop session on "Divisive Stereotypes and Discrimination Within and Beyond the Classroom: The Context of Refugee and Migrant Students." The session was part of the Helping Students in Acceptance (HESTIA) workshop in Maastricht, The Netherlands, which brought together 15 teachers from Belgium, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece and the United Kingdom.

Preventing Violent Extremism through Education

Between 2-4 May 2018, CELL's Executive Director, Atif Rizvi, and Principal, Ayla Bonfiglio, participated in a sub-regional capacity-building workshop on the prevention of violent extremism through education (PVE-E), entitled "Global Citizenship Education for Peaceful Socieities in South-East Europe" in Venice, Italy. The workshop was jointly organized by UNESCO's Section of Global Citizenship and Peace Education (GCPE) and UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe, with the support of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

Helping Students in Acceptance Workshop

On 24 January 2018, CELL ran a workshop session entitled "Divisive Stereotypes and Discrimination Within and Beyond the Classroom: The Context of Refugee and Migrant Students." The session was part of the Helping Students in Acceptance (HESTIA) workshop in Maastricht, The Netherlands, which brought together 15 teachers from Belgium, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece and the United Kingdom.

Seminar on Refugee Higher Education and Mobility

On 31 January 2018, CELL's Principal Ayla Bonfiglio gave a public seminar entitled, "Understanding Refugee Agency and Mobility through the Pursuit of Tertiary Education" at the United Nations University – Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology and Maastricht University Graduate School of Governance (UNU-MERIT/MGSoG) at Maastricht University.