Acceptance for participation in the IIPE is based upon applicant ’s potential contribution to the goal of developing and strengthening peace education in the host region and toward a more global perspective on peace education among all participants. While we would like to accept everyone who applies, the number of applicants usually exceeds the places at each Institute. The IIPE attempts to practice the principles of peace education by engaging all participants in our short-term learning community in an experience of participatory learning in which all of us can learn from each other (please see our IIPE pedagogy page). We have found that increasing our numbers beyond 65 participants diminishes the effectiveness of this aspect of the institute, so we are unable to accept all applicants.
Among other criteria, priority is given to those applicants coming from the surrounding host region. The IIPE attempts to explore themes and issues that are particularly relevant to the host region and works to build regional solidarity among peace educators. Priority is also given to applicants with particular knowledge and experience related to the theme. In selecting the remainder of the international participants we attempt to maintain a geographical balance and variety in experience and substantive expertise. All applicants should specifically demonstrate how they will apply their learnings in their countries or local communities as that will be a significant criterion of selection.
As a learning community experience, the IIPE requires full-time participation from all participants. You must be able to participate in the full period of the IIPE (July 21-28) for your application to be considered. If after acceptance a participant finds he or she must leave early or arrive late, their place will be given to another on the waiting list.
The IIPE utilizes an online application system. All applications must be submitted using this online form. Click on the “APPLY” button below to begin your application. If you have limited internet connectivity you may contact the IIPE registrar to discuss alternatives.
Applications are due March 15, 2019, and will be reviewed by the end of March/early April. Be sure to apply early for full consideration.
Some of the questions in the application require short essay answers. Unfortunately, our online application does not allow you to save your progress. Thus, prior to completing this online form, we suggest you download the MS Word version of the application below and complete the answers at your leisure. When you have completed the MS Word application please return to this page and copy and paste your answers into the form.
Fees for IIPE 2019 Cyprus are still be determined. We are working hard to find sources of funding and sponsors to underwrite a significant portion of the budget (if not the entire budget). We will have better knowledge of external funding in early 2019 when anticipate having responses from several major funders.
Ideally, we hope that all participant’s fees will be covered. However, we won’t know this for certain for a few months. In the past, participation fees have ranged between $500-750 for the week-long program (fees cover all costs for the week including food, lodging, excursions, local transportation, coffee breaks, and conference materials and supplies). In instances where fees are charged, a limited number of scholarships are typically available.
When completing your general application, please indicate if you might need scholarship assistance. For those who need it, we will send a link to an additional scholarship form (once we determine if it is needed).
PLEASE NOTE: IIPE scholarships are typically for participation fees only (estimated at 700 Euros for IIPE 2019). It is extremely rare that we provide any travel assistance. Please plan on raising your own travel funds.