Looking to make a difference? Get engaged with Positive Peace.
Engage with the transformational Positive Peace program through research, workshops, education & conferences.
In a hyper-connected world, the sources of many of the current global challenges are multidimensional, increasingly complex and span national borders. Positive Peace, or the attitudes, institutions and structures that sustain peaceful societies, offers a new way to achieve sustainable development, violence reduction and resilience. Discover how to engage with our transformational Positive Peace program through our research, workshops, education and conferences below.
Positive Peace Research
Positive Peace is transformational in that it is a crosscutting facilitator of progress, making it easier for businesses to sell, entrepreneurs and scientists to
innovate, individuals to produce and governments to effectively regulate. The annual Positive Peace Report analyses the factors that sustain peace and includes the Positive Peace Index, a global ranking of 163 countries. The report tracks global trends and economic benefits associated with Positive Peace, including ways in which countries transition to higher or lower levels of peacefulness.
Positive Peace Workshops
IEP’s Positive Peace Workshops place the research into the hands of people and help communities develop practical, concrete actions to strengthen the social structures,
attitudes and institutions that foster peace. From Uganda to Mexico, Thailand to Tunisia, IEP has collaborated with a number of organisations around the world to develop engaging workshops focusing on practical efforts to build Positive Peace at the local level. Impartial and based on empirical evidence, the Positive Peace framework provides a neutral baseline to describe the peace dynamics of a social system across cultures and belief systems. The objective quality of the pillars, allows local communities to take the model and appropriate their own practical approaches to developing peace.
Positive Peace Conferences
Each year, IEP and partners host the Positive Peace Conference at Stanford University, California. The full day conference serves as a platform to promote awareness, discussion and collaboration in building peace at one of the world’s leading education institutions. A diversity of international speakers meet to address a broad group of peace practitioners, academics, journalists, professionals, policymakers, experts and students interested in exploring Positive Peace and how it can be applied.
Positive Peace Education
In this free training course, discover the strategies and tools that can help individuals, cities and nations to build and sustain peace, through the internationally recognised and transformational eight-pillar Positive Peace framework. IEP’s online courses bring together education, peace research and engagement to offer the opportunity to learn about and build peace in communities. Take the free one hour Positive Peace training course here.