The Learning Communities for Peace project aimed to address the rise of incidents of conflict in school settings as a consequence of changing European realities. 

It was conceived as a European project involving different partners working alongside each other in different realities sharing the same overall goal: improving relationships and bolstering togetherness within school communities in a participatory way. To achieve the overall project goal, we sought to shift the trend away from thinking in terms of universal, pan-European solutions and acknowledge the uniqueness of each and every school context.

Instead of offering universal solutions, we chose to support an open-ended process with the school community leading the way, building on the wisdom present in the (school) community. It meant that the overall goal was redefined locally to correspond to the lived reality in each setting.

In doing so, we also wanted to examine our assumptions, understand whether and under which circumstances this way of working is feasible, realistic and efficient, how it relates to the teaching/learning processes and what is transferable.

The project was launched in November 2016, with the first partners’ meeting in Sweden and lasted until 31 of August 2019. The operational work, steered by 5 primary schools in Croatia, Greece, Sweden, and the UK in close collaboration with the partners, formed the core of the project. This phase, which lasted a school year on average, has also been monitored by researchers from the University of Cambridge.

This website offers an overview of the Action Research that was undertaken in four countries and publishes the Impact Evaluation of LCP activities. It also shares tools and suggests resources that can be of use to teachers and other community actors seeking to develop their own Learning Community for Peace.

April 24, 2019

Multiplier event in Gothenburg, Sweden.

The story of a European school development project with a participatory approach

24 April 2019 15.00-17.00 o’clo...

April 23, 2019

All staff event at Nolbyskolan in Alingsås, Sweden, April 23rd 2019.

To strengthen the school community all staff was invited to reflect on and be info...

April 5, 2019

Presenter: Ilse Hakvoort for the LCP-project

Thematic Conference on Active Citizenship and Democracy

Organised by the Swedish Council for Higher Educati...

March 31, 2019

The Future of Schools in Diverse and Changing Communities – Seminar 15th May 2019

Venue: Faculty of Education, Cambridge University, 184 Hills Road, Ca...

November 21, 2018

Our fourth partners meeting took place in the UK, 20-21 November 2018. We were at the beautiful Conference centre in Hertfordshire and visited the Cam...

May 15, 2018

In the final phase the partners will be collecting and disseminating learnings from the different pilot experiences.

Based on the conclusions of the di...

March 17, 2018

The third partners meeting took place in Athens, 16-17 March 2018 and was hosted by Place Identity GR-Clusters. The partners who are working with scho...

March 13, 2018

A number of European partners,working together in order to develop and tests a series of methodologies to transform schools into hubs for peace within...

March 7, 2018


Teachers and parents are discussing together for the peacefull co-existance and co-operation inside our schools.

March 7, 2018

7th Primary Sc...

December 10, 2017

The EU faces a complex of crises – an influx of refugees, and threats from terrorism and radicalisation. At the same time, many urban areas suffer fro...

November 4, 2017

A link to a newspaper article from the local newspaper: Sara Clarke Habibi of the University of Cambridge conducting an evaluation visit to Ivan Goran...

March 29, 2017

Our second partners meeting took place in Barcelona, 27-28 March 2017 and was hosted by CREA. Beautiful Barcelona offered inspiration, hospitality and...

February 3, 2017

In the beginning of 2017 the Evens Foundation organised and hosted a Joint Staff Training in Antwerp for the partners to introduce their experience an...

November 24, 2016

To learn about each other’s specific contributions, strength and challenges, the six partners met together with the impact evaluators from the Univers...

October 1, 2016

Start: 01-10-2016 - End: 31-05-2019

Project Reference: 2016-1-SE01-KA201-022164

EU Grant: 191091 EUR

Programme: Erasmus+

Key Action: Cooperation for innov...

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2016 - 2019 Learning Communities for Peace project. Graphics by Designature.