MBB’s 7th PEACE „ABLE” CONGRESS „DANGEROUS DIALOGUES AND COURAGEOUS CONVERSATIONS: PEACEBUILDING IN 21ST CENTURY”

Mediators Beyond Borders International in partnership with S.T.A.R.S. Romania announces: 10502449_744031515638828_470085047777248024_n

APRIL 23-26, 2015.

Registration is now open for the Mediators Beyond Borders 7th Peace “Able” Congress: “Dangerous Dialogues and Courageous Conversations: Peacebuilding in the 21st Century”, in Bucharest, Romania, April 23 to April 26, 2015. MBB is collaborating with S.T.A.R.S., a mediation organization in Romania who is a co-host for the event and partnering with Romanian Rotary District 2241. Romania is the exciting location of the next MBB Congress because of its geostrategic position, beautiful countryside, key role in peacebulding in a challenging region, strong mediation community and the strength of our co-host. S.T.A.R.S., a leader in the Romanian mediation community, promotes peace by training active informed citizens to advance the use of alternative dispute resolution. The Rotary District of Romania and the Republic of Moldova have actively embraced Rotary’s priority of peace and conflict resolution.

Building on the experiences of the 6 previous events, the 7th MBB Congress will be another major step in developing the capacity for a more peace “able” world, as more than 250 mediators and peace builders from different countries and continents will have the chance to share ideas, experiences and strategies, while building friendships and networks.
World class speakers and presenters carefully screened and selected to engage the audience, spark discussion and inspire new ideas. 4 plenary sessions and 20 workshops on topics of interest, a Welcome Cocktail and a Festive Gala.

MBB uses the term “mediation” broadly to include any third-party facilitated conflict resolution process designed to reach agreement, resolve conflicts, solve problems, build trust, heal relationships, find common ground and plan the future.

Our Congress is unique in that it provides the opportunity to:

– network with a wide range of conflict resolution and related professionals from around the world;
– hear analysis of current conflicts by Track 1 and Community level actors;
– discuss creative approaches to historical conflicts’
– develop state of the art skill sets for the current global context and
– create collaborative projects

The Conference presentations and workshops will focus on the following themes:
– Peacebuilding processes and women
– Historical conflicts and divisions
– Emerging conflicts and tensions
– Climate change related conflicts
– Opportunities and challenges for conflict transformation through trauma informed peacebuilding and restorative justice practices

JOIN US, GET INVOLVED AND BE PART OF OUR EFFORTS IN BUILDING A MORE PEACE “ABLE” WORLD!
Your agreement to join us is our honor.
Online registration is available at https://mediatorsbeyondborders.org/mbb-donations/?page=CiviCRM&q=civicrm%2Fevent%2Fregister&cid=0&reset=1&id=3.
Special rates available for early registration!
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For more information about the Congress, please visit http://mediatorsbeyondborders.org/mbb-2015-congress/ or write to congress@mediatorsbeyondborders.org.