Towards an Inclusive Peace 2018

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Towards an Inclusive Peace 2018




What is Towards an Inclusive Peace 2018?

Towards an Inclusive Peace (TIP) is a five-day event, part of the Caux Forum, which examines transforming violent extremism through a peacebuilding lens. Open to practitioners, local leaders, students and peacebuilders alike, TIP takes a human-centered, rather than a security-centered, approach to violent extremism by exploring how to address this challenge through the use of peacebuilding tools.


Who takes part at TIP?

Participants from local, national and international governments, NGOs and development aid agencies, students and academics, as well as grassroots leaders discuss inspiring case studies of successful transformation and receive training in peacebuilding tools.


What is the focus of TIP in 2018?

Towards an Inclusive Peace will discuss restorative justice and how to deal with those who have been radicalized and are either being prosecuted or returning voluntarily to their communities. The five-day event will explore how to care for the needs of victims/survivors and restore communities which have suffered the impact of violent extremism while still listening to perpetrators and respecting their rights. Training will include dialogue, tools of restorative justice, and narrative analysis with case studies from around the world.


When and where does TIP take place?

TIP takes place in Caux, Switzerland, from 11-15 July in the imposing Caux Palace overlooking Lake Geneva. Attendees will have a private or shared room (with meals included) and attend keynote speeches, breakout sessions, case study discussions, and more in the Caux Palace’s beautiful rooms. Find out more about the location here.


What is the Caux experience like?

Inspiring! When you come to Caux you will be part of a vibrant and diverse community of people from all around the globe. One of the special characteristics of the Caux Forum is that participants are invited to join small community groups (10-12) who participate in some of the practical tasks of the house and meet for discussions, enabling them to learn from each other. Alongside participatory plenaries and community meetings, training, case studies and inspiring discussions take place all the time. Informal meetings with interesting visitors over meals and music and theatre performances in the evenings are also part of the many great choices! Participants may also choose to sit out under the stars, go for a mountain hike at dawn, or walk to the nearby waterfall. Find out more about your stay here.


What’s a day like at TIP?

Look at the overview of the 2018 programme.


What is the cost to attend TIP?

The general package fee, including participation, accommodation and full board, is CHF800 for the five days of the event. In addition, there is a one-time registration fee of CHF50. There may be discounts for young people and students with a student card. More information about the fees here.


Does Towards an Inclusive Peace offer scholarships?

TIP encourages applicants to fundraise. Some participants may be able to get funding from their universities, in particular the Career Centers, which offer travel abroad scholarships. Others may be sponsored by NGOs, places of worship, or local clubs, such as the Rotary Club. Other possibilities include crowdfunding.


Are there discounts available?

If you register between 1-31 March 2018, you can get an Early Bird 10% discount on your forum package. Learn more here. In addition to this, there are reduced fees for young adults (age 18-25), for students with a student card (age 26-35) and for children.


Can I stay on at Caux after TIP, or arrive early?

The TIP general package does not cover the extra cost of arriving early or staying beyond the dates specified for the programme. You will be required to cover the cost of any additional days. For young adults (age 18-25) the daily cost is CHF63. For all others, it ranges from CHF220 to 105 (conditions apply). In all cases, the possibility of staying longer will depend on room availability.


When does registration open?

Registration opens on 1 March 2018. Please allow some 30 minutes to go through the registration process. The detailed information that is required should ensure that you get the best experience in Caux. If you come with or as part of a delegation, please contact us here so that we can assist you with the registration process. Make sure to register by June 30 at the latest.


Do I need a visa to attend?

Please enquire if you need a visa at your nearest Swiss Consulate or the Swiss Federal Office for Migration; or at your travel agent. If you need a Swiss visa, your registration must reach the Conference Secretariat at least four weeks before you arrive in Caux. Click here for more information.

How many attendees will be there?

In 2017 Towards an Inclusive Peace attracted nearly 100 participants from all over the world. Over half of them came from outside Europe. Forty-two per cent were women and 58 per cent men, from all age ranges. In 2018 we look forward to welcoming 120 to 150 participants from around the globe. We will strive for gender equality among participants and a diverse age representation.


Is there child care available?

Young people are vital stakeholders in the future of Caux. A supervised kindergarten is available during conference hours; this service is free of charge. A special kitchen is available 24/7 for parents with babies to store and prepare food. We offer a special discount to families and groups with children.  Find out more about your stay here.