This project will impact multiple stakeholders from different sectors of society, including government and policy-makers, communities affected by the conflict and the public at large.
Government and policy
From the policy and governmental sector, we expect it will increase knowledge and the evidence-base for programmes seeking to improve mental health, youth development and social capital of victims of the conflict, as Colombia moves into the implementation of the peace accords.
For communities, we envisage it will increase knowledge, reach and the capacity to improve their psychological and social wellbeing to enable them to build a more fulfilling life project.
Participants in the ES.PE.RE workshop will experience its pedagogic methodology, which offers psychosocial support and fosters narratives of peace in safe spaces, enabling people to work through difficult emotional experiences, steering them towards alternative ways of re-telling stories of hatred, rage and revenge.
Sharing Knowledge and Reaching Out
We hope to share and exchange knowledge through Festivals of Reconciliation in all the communities where the research is taking place, one international policy conference in Bogotá, which will reach Ministries (Government Departments), NGOs, the Reincorporation and Normalization Agency (ARN) as well as global audiences and international organisations such as UNESCO in addition to an LSE public lecture event (to be announced).