After more than three years of work and six successful print-versions of the Many Peaces Magazine, our editorial team gathered for an intense two-day workshop to evaluate the contents created thus far and to work on new texts and formats together with some of our writers. At the University of Innsbruck’s School for Social and Political Sciences, the team evaluated the MPM’s organizational structure and started a process of evaluating the contents of established editorial formats, such as “Elicitive Peace Workers”, “Innsbruck School of Peace Studies” and “Conflict Transformation around the World”. Authors and editors engaged in a joint creative writing session in which first drafts for potential future articles were put on paper. In this context, central concepts for the Innsbruck School of Peace Studies, such as “transrational peace philosophy“ and “elicitive conflict transformation” were discussed in an academic seminar session. Further, funding strategies aiming to ensure the long-term sustainability of the project were also presented to the team. Our new workshop was a thought-provoking and stimulating experience and we are planning to host future workshops and events alongside our magazine publications in the future.
Currently, our community of editors and writers consists of no less than 90 people on four different continents, working completely voluntarily and with much heart and passion for the field of elicitive conflict transformation. If you wish to support this project financially or contribute as an author, please feel very welcome to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This workshop is part of a project series which is made possible through the generous support of the Austrian student union Österreichische Hochschüler_innenschaft (ÖH). The next project phase will take place in autumn and focus on the further development of editorial standards and formats.
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