After a beautiful Opening Ceremony at the local Café Rosengartl in Imst (and an even lovelier evening of Tyrolean local delicacies and mingling with our participants) last night, the first day of Introduction to Peace and Conflict started with games, discussions and getting to know each other.
Prior to the lecture by Wolfgang Dietrich, UNESCO Chair For Peace Studies at the University of Innsbruck, our participant-students got the chance to discuss their expectations and fears for the next two weeks, followed by a dialogue on UWC values in small groups. They had the opportunity to choose which value they would like to discuss, and what the meaning thereof is for them personally. From respect for environment, to compassion and idealism – they discussed UWC idea(l)s with their tutors as true UWC students.
We look forward to much more of that in the following days!