Peace Counts on Tour

Every day, the media shows us how to make war. But how do we make peace? The search for answers has led reporters sponsored by the Peace Counts Foundation into 30 conflict zones to take a closer look at the work of successful peacebuilders. Their achievements teach us how to overcome the barriers between people.
The documentations have been spread in multimedial ways in the past three years to reach the broad public throughout Europe: print media, broadcasting, internet, forum events, photo exhibitions, a book and educational material for schools.

Every day, the media shows us how to make war. But how do we make peace? The search for answers has led reporters sponsored by the Peace Counts Foundation into 30 conflict zones to take a closer look at the work of successful peacebuilders. Their achievements teach us how to overcome the barriers between people.
The documentations have been spread in multimedial ways in the past three years to reach the broad public throughout Europe: print media, broadcasting, internet, forum events, photo exhibitions, a book and educational material for schools.
In the years to come, Peace Counts on Tour will bring these stories back to the conflict zones. A photo exhibit shows a best-of selection. The Institute for Peace Education Tübingen has developed accompanying workshops which offer teachers, journalists, politicians and mediators a deeper understanding of motivations and methods of these peacebuilders.
The Peace Counts on Tour project is funded by the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Auswärtiges Amt) and the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (ifa).
Peace Counts on Tour looks for local partners in each country to implement workshops, the exhibit and the opening event and offers all its material in exchange. The first station on the tour was in Colombo, Sri Lanka in February 2007. The second station took place in Skopje, Macedonia from October 8 to 19, 2007. Then Peace Counts on Tour was in Côte d\’Ivoire from March 11 to 25, 2008. The most recent station was in the Philippines from May 22 to June 1, 2008.