European University Center for Peace Studies

European University Center for Peace Studies

The European University Center for Peace Studies (EPU) is an international, non-governmental organisation with UNESCO status, and is affiliated to the Austrian Study Center for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR), also located at Stadtschlaining. It was founded in 1988 by Gerald Mader in his capacity as president of the ASPR, with the support of European UNESCO commissions. The original curriculum of EPU was designed along the lines of Johan Galtung’s ”Plan for a Master of Peace and Conflict Resolution” which he developed for the University of Hawaii. The EPU has been offering postgraduate programs in Peace Studies since 1990. In 1995, EPU was co-winner of the UNESCO Prize for Peace Education. The EPU’s UNESCO Chair on Peace, Human Rights and Democracy was established in 1996

Primary goals of the EPU are:

* Spreading the idea of peace in the spirit of the UNESCO

* Giving scientific and educational support to global peace

* Promoting a "world domestic policy" based on sustainable development, cooperative responsibility and ecological security

* Contributing to the development of a global peace culture

* Training and improving individual capabilities in peace-making and conflict resolution


* [ Webside of the EPU]

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