Peace Building Summer School

Diversity Challenges

Diversity Challenges

Cost: £2,000 with full board resideatial £ 1,100 non residetial
The 2019 Peace Building Summer School organised by Diverisity Challenges, UMASS Boston, Ulster University, Rural Community Newtwork, West Armagh Consortium and REACT will take place July 8th – 17th based at Charlemount Arms Hotel Armagh. Full cost Bursaries are available

 The third Peace Building Summer School will run in Armagh in July 2019. Participants will be based in Armagh and during the course of ten days will examine:

  • Tough Issues in the conflict how they have been resolved or not resolved
  • Parades from Loyal Order, marching band and residents’ perspectives, accommodations and current position in Armagh
  • Impact of the conflict Armagh City and south Armagh with guided tours
  • Visit to Derry/Londonderry and various events and Parades and how they have been managed in the City
  • Life in Northern Ireland from a wide variety of perspectives including the LBGTQi community, minority ethnic communities, nationalist and unionist communities etc.
  • Peace Walls and segregation in Belfast and participate in a joint session with students at Queen’s University

Local participants will sit alongside participants traveling from the US but drawn from a wide range of countries and will have the opportunity to learn and interact with each other, encountering a range of local and international perspectives.

UMASS students earn credits which can contribute to a degree. Local participants can undertake accredited learning through Open College Network course on Peace Building specifically designed for the program. 

If you wish to apply to attend the Summer School then please go to the link to the School website,  complete and the application form return it to Diversity Challenges by 5.00pm 1st May 2019. (Unfortunately, late applications cannot not be considered) Places are limited, so this is a competitive process. Applicants judged by the organisers to have the potential to contribute most to peace-building outcomes will be selected.These full bursaries are sponsored by the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Reconciliation Fund



  • Community relations
  • Rural development

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Diversity challenges 31 Bessbrook Road Markethill Armagh BT60 1RJ

Department Foreign Affairs and Trade Reconciliation Fund