Advisory notes

  • 25/06/2012 Advice on youth and violence, and the need for conflict management

    (Advice in Dutch) Het Vredesinstituut kreeg een vraag om advies over geweld in de leefwereld van jongeren vanwege de Vlaamse Minister van Onderwijs, Jeugd, Gelijke Kansen en Brussel. Het advies ‘Geweld in de leefwereld van jongeren en aandacht voor conflicthantering' omvat een voorafgaande analyse van de plaats van geweld in de leefwereld van kinderen en jongeren, waarbij zowel de omvang en aard van het dader- en slachtofferschap van geweld bij jongeren, als de betekenis die jongeren zelf geven aan het geweld aan bod komt.

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  • 22/12/2010 Advice concerning the international declaration on Flanders Fields

    As an integral part of the commemoration of the centenary of the First World War, the Flemish authorities, in concert with like-minded foreign partners, intend to sign the International Declaration on Flanders Fields, which calls on all states to uphold the memory of ‘the Great War'. In this advisory note, the Flemish Peace Institute scrutinizes the current draft text of this declaration.

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  • 21/06/2010 Advice concerning the cross-curricular attainment targets: remembrance and peace education

    On 22 April 2009, the Flemish Parliament adopted a Parliamentary Act introducing new attainment targets and development goals in primary and secondary education. Two of the new cross-curricular attainment targets in secondary education focus on avoiding intolerance and racism, and on insight into the role of conflicts. The Peace Institute draws attention to a number of important elements related to operationalizing the cross-curricular attainment targets in question.

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  • 27/10/2009 Recommendations for the promotion of foreign news coverage in the Flemish media

    Based on recent research on the quantity, quality and impact of foreign news coverage, in this Advice the Flemish Peace Institute discusses the scope for action to support better coverage of news about the international community. With a view to the verifiable social added value of high-quality foreign news, the Institute has formulated a number of specific recommendations for the structural promotion of foreign news coverage in the Flemish media.

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