Tuesday, October 12, 2010

ISFIT Dialogue Seminar

Received this by email, happy to pass the offer on to any Northern Irish students reading:
ISFIT is the world’s largest student Festival with a thematic focus, and this year we invite students from Northern Ireland to participate in a Dialogue seminar 01.-20th February 2011.

Every second year 450 students from across the world come together in Trondheim to discuss social and political topics at The ISFiT festival. The festival aims at fostering inspiration and being a starting point for international cooperation amongst students. The festival is also an arena for students - the leaders of tomorrow - to meet with the leaders of today. Previous main speakers include Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Desmond Tutu, Betty Williams, Shirin Ebadi, and José Ramos Horta, as well as His Holiness The Dalai Lama.

The Dialogue Groups seek to gather students from different sides of conflicts to meet on equal grounds in a neutral environment. In February 2011 we invite students from the conflict areas of Armenia/Azerbaijan, Rwanda/Burundi and Northern Ireland for a dialogue seminar in Norway. Through different communications exercises, role-play and social activities the participants and the facilitators will explore the consequences of the conflict and the opportunities for the future. Dialogue, leadership and project development will be important topics throughout the seminar. In total 24 participants - four representatives from each side of the three different conflict areas, will spend 20 days in Norway working with dialogue, sharing different experiences, and having lots of fun:)"
If interested in applying get your skates on, application deadline is the 15th of October 2010.
More information here.

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