The Clinton International Summer School 17-24 June 2016
The Clinton International Summer School at INCORE provides a structured learning opportunity to analyze the dynamic and constantly changing field of conflict transformation and peacebuilding. Focusing on the latest research and concepts in peace and conflict studies and practice, participants are invited to compare, contrast and learn from different perspectives. Specifically, the School will seek in 2016 to to advance peacebuilding through positive change and economic development.
In March 2013 President Clinton made his fifth trip to Derry-Londonderry demonstrating his ongoing commitment to the peace process in Northern Ireland. President Clinton walked the Peace Bridge with Nobel Peace Prize winner John Hume and his wife, Pat. President Clinton then addressed a public audience of some 3,000 people in the Guildhall Square of the city. President Clinton told the crowd “never underestimate the impact that this small place has had on the large world because of that peace agreement…people want to know how it was done. You have inspired the world”.
The President pointed out that other societies are looking to Northern Ireland as an example of how violence can be transformed into peace. The recent ceasefire by the Basque-separatist group ETA, and the beginning of decommissioning there, is an example of a society that looked to the Northern Ireland model. In addition to the lesson learning Northern Ireland can offer, a further consistent message coming from President Clinton has through the years resonated with the philosophy of John Hume who always linked non-violence with economic growth.
In 2016, our Summer School programme will therefore focus directly on how peacebuilding can be enhanced by economic development.
Specifically, the programme will focus on building a new generation of global peacebuilders who can not only use the lessons from Northern Ireland peace process in their own contexts, but couple this with leadership, entrepreneurship and economic development. The Summer School will draw on a unique partnership of INCORE’s conflict transformation skills and facilitators from Ulster Business School.
Previous participants have included USAID, European Union DG External Relations, UK Department for International Development, World Food Programme, UN Department for Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) and others.
The INCORE Summer School is recognised by the Peace Operations Training Institute, and may form part of The Certificate-of-Training In Peace Support Operations (COTIPSO) Programme. Visit http://www.peaceopstraining.org for further details.
This year the Summer School will run from June 17-24 2016. We are currently accepting applications and offering bursaries to participants from a select number of countries.
We will offer the following course:
Peacebuilding through Entrepreneurship
(Facilitated by Michael McQuillan, Brandon Hamber and Tim Brundle)
This module will provide the participants with a unique opportunity to experience first-hand Northern Ireland¹s historical conflict and that region’s continuing road to reconciliation, peace and prosperity. The programme will begin with an introduction to the Northern Ireland conflict to place the module in context. Participants will also meet local groups, peacebuilders and entrepreneurs. This will allow the students to get a good grounding in the local context and what can be learned from for their local contexts. The main part of the programme will focus more directly on advancing positive change and economic development in their home communities. The students will be required to identify in advance a project that would improve the economic and social conditions in their home region. Our team will then work with you to develop your idea over the course of the week enhancing it and helping put social change into practice.
|When is the summer school?|
|The International Summer School is an annual event which takes place in June. The next summer school will run fromFriday June 17th to Friday June 24th 2016.
|When do I need to apply?|
|Where is the summer school held?|
|Between Friday 17 June until Sunday 19 June the course takes place at Corrymeela in Ballycastle (and includes a day trip to Belfast), between Sunday evening 19 June and 25 June the course takes place at the Magee campus of the Ulster University, Northland Road, Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland. INCORE's offices are situated in Aberfoyle House within the Magee Campus. See Travel section below for how to get there.|
|How much does the summer school cost?|
|What does the summer school fee cover?|
The rate is inclusive of all fees, tours and fieldtrip transport, meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee/tea once a day), accommodations and activities (from lunchtime on Friday 17 June until dinner on 24 June) but does not include the cost of flights, local transport to the Summer School or Visa if needed. It does not include cost of your own drinks, snacks or incidentals. You will have to pay for all your own meals while travelling to and from the Summer School, and getting to and from the airport in your country.
|Are bursaries available?|
For the 2016 Summer School we will be offering full bursaries that will cover the full cost of attendants(including the cost of meals, accommodations, activities and in addition to this we will contribute UP TO A MAXIMUM of £700 contribution for your flight). The bursary will cover all fees, tours and fieldtrip transport, meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee/tea once a day), accommodations and activities (from lunchtime on Friday 17 June until dinner on 24 June). It does not include cost of your own drinks, snacks or incidentals. You will have to pay for all your own meals while travelling to and from the Summer School, and getting to and from the airport in your country. This year in an effort to fulfill our commitment to diversity we invite young entrepreneurs who are nationals and current residents of one of these following countries ONLY, which are currently emerging from conflict, to apply for a bursary; Colombia, South Africa, Venezuela, Kosovo, Uganda, Lebanon or Sri Lanka. We look forward to being able to offer these bursaries to other countries in the years to come. Applicants must obtain a Visa, speak fluent English and provide proof of residency in one of the above countries (Such as a letter from an employer or University).
You are expected to pay for your own visa costs.
|When do I pay?|
After you submit the application form, the Summer School Selection Panel will consider the merit of your application. You will be informed via email as to whether you have been offered a provisional place on the programme by March 25th 2016. This offer is conditional pending receipt of full payment of fees by cheque, credit card or electronic bank transfer on or as soon as possible after acceptance of application.In order to receive the early bird rate payment must be received by the 29th of April, those paying the standard rate must pay by the 27th of May to insure their place.
|Who can attend?|
The Clinton International Summer School and INCORE welcomes a wide range of individuals from various backgrounds. Applicants are expected to be completing or educated to a minimum of degree level in a relevant subject area, and/or to have relevant work experience in a peace and conflict related area. We encourage anyone, from young entrepreneurs to mid level participants from all backgrounds: academics, policy makers and practitioners to apply. The 2016 programme is specifically for young entrepreneurs, by this we mean those who are new to the field of developing a business or social entrepreneurial idea or enterprise and is not necessarily age dependent - click on 'About the Summer School ' menu option.
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