Enhancing Social Innovation in Conflict-affected Societies

Grant Details

Organization: Rondine Cittadella della Pace
Country: Italy
Project Name: Enhancing Social Innovation in Conflict affected Societies


Funding Areas

Empowerment of Individuals ✓
Teaching Freedom ✓

Rondine Cittadella della Pace (Rondine) - is an Italian based organization that is committed to reducing armed conflicts around the world and spreading its own method for the creative transformation of conflicts in every context.

Its objective is contributing to a planet free from armed clashes, in which every person has the tools to manage conflicts in a creative and positive way.

Rondine is located in a Medieval Tuscan hamlet, a few kilometres from Arezzo, Italy: here, the main Rondine projects for education and professional experience are developed. It is a place where human beings are regenerated, so that they can become leaders of themselves and their own communities, in the search for the common good.

The project that gave rise and inspiration to Rondine is the Studentato Internazionale – World House: it hosts young people who come from countries that are the scene of armed conflicts or post-conflict and helps them to discover the human being in their enemy, through the difficult and surprising effort that comes from living together daily.

The World House students arrive in Rondine with a project idea, which they develop further during the two years of their residence in the Rondine Programme. This year, with the support of Rising Tide Foundation, Rondine integrated to the World House Program, the project: Enhancing Social Innovation in Conflict affected Societies.

Read more about out collaboration with Rondine and our latest on-site visit

Contribution to Enhancing Freedom

Through the project Enhancing Social Innovation in Conflict Affected Societies, Rondine will test a new training module, consisting of lessons mainly based on classical liberalism concepts. This module is tested with 17 young people, Rondine international students residing in Italy for a high-level training, coming from the following areas: Middle East, Balkans, North Africa, West Africa, and South Caucasus.

Some of the topics of the module are the following: Wellbeing & Welfare: Freedom and social inclusion, Laissez-Faire and Pacifism, Peace, Mutual Advantage & Trade and others. Moreover, this module will analyze the connection between classical liberalism (with focus on free market economy) and conflict transformation/peace.

This phase of the project includes the development of the module training curriculum and the testing of that curriculum with 17 international students.

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