Our activities and projects focus on:
- Community Engagement: We facilitate intercultural dialogue, elicitive conflict transformation, peace building, and ecological regeneration projects involving, and primarily in partnership with, communities and relevant stake-holders.
- Education: We organize, conduct and host workshops, courses, seminars, conferences, exhibitions, and performances to enhance knowledge, skills, and capacity for individuals, organizations and communities in areas related to dialogue, conflict transformation, peacebuilding and peace ecology.
- Research: We carry out research that enhances understanding of conflict, peace practices and ecological regeneration and leads to innovative philosophies, policies and programs.
- Advocacy: We promote and advocate dialogue, empathic engagement, conflict transformation, peace ecology and the empowerment of people and communities that have been marginalized to foster a peaceful, nonviolent and ecologically regenerative world.
- Collaborative Networking: We liaise with other organizations to continually add depth and breadth to our understanding and activism. Our ultimate aim is to build a global network for change.
If you are interested in learning more about local DEEP activities and projects, visit the individual node sites.
Here are several short video clips of some of our projects:
Several of the DEEP activities and projects are carried out in partnership with other organizations with similar vision and values. These organizations include:
- Global Reconciliation. Global Reconciliation is an ambitious and innovative, Australian-initiated network of people and organisations around the world seeking to research and promote ‘reconciliation’ – that is, dialogue and practical engagements across cultural, religious, racial and other differences. It has conducted international conferences and initiated collaborative projects in more than 50 countries. Its partners include government and non-government organisations, academic institutions, professional associations and community based groups.
- Thoughtbox Education. Founded and directed by Rachel Musson, a DEEP member based in the UK, ThoughtBox is a curriculum for secondary schools, encouraging critical thinking, empathy and unlearning. Adaptable for a range of lesson timings and abilities, ThoughtBox promotes Global Citizenship throughout our lesson plans and resources, teaching students how (rather than what) to think. Each month, a new ThoughtBox is opened (with twelve global topics over the course of the year) providing a selection of lesson plans across a range of timings and age-groups. The aims and objectives of a ThoughtBox education are not to find answers but to ask questions, encouraging students to think outside of the box and develop skills of tolerance and empathy.
- Center for Global Nonkilling. Established in 2008 by Glenn Paige to advance work begun by its predecessor Center for Global Nonviolence (set up in 1994), the mission of the Center for Global Nonkilling is to promote change toward the measurable goal of a killing-free world by means open to infinite human creativity.
- Interuniversity Institute of Social Development and Peace (IUDESP) is constituted for the research, teaching and awareness on issues related to peace and social development. In its activities, the IUDESP tries to transmit values of peace, solidarity and diversity among cultures and peoples, contributing in its task to the development of human rights, the defense of social justice and the protection of the environment. The IUDESP was created in 2010 as the result of a joint work between the University of Alicante and the Universitat Jaume I of Castellón. At the Universitat Jaume I, the IUDESP is the institutional framework of both, the International University Master’s Degree in Peace, Conflict and Development Studies (www.epd.uji.es) and the Doctoral Programme in International Studies in Peace, Conflict and Development (www.uji.es/estudis/oferta/base/doctorat/actual/pau/). Academic and awareness-raising activities are also organized with the support of the UNESCO Chair of Philosophy for Peace of the Universitat Jaume I of Castellón.