ONG Scuola Strumento di Pace - E I P Italia
The World Association of School as an Instrument of Peace (E.I.P)
carries out its activities in the field of Human Rights, peace and
citizenship education. Founded in Geneva on 1967, it actively works in
40 countries in the world.
The Italian independent Section, EIP Italia “Associazione Scuola
Strumento di Pace”, was founded in 1972, it represents a consultant of
the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the
Observatory on Human Rights at school and in civil society (UNO- FAO
network in Italy).
It’s legally recognized by the Ministry of Education as a Training
Organization. It is also permanent consultant in steering committee of
the Council of Europe on Education for Democratic Citizenship.
EIP Italia organizes teachers training activities, curriculum
strategies, methodologies and content, as well as specific actions
contributing to the development of attitudes, skills and knowledge for
the enhancement of Human Rights, fundamental freedoms and non-violent
Its activities are also focused on tutoring schools networks in formal
and informal education on projects about peace, human rights,
democratic citizenship, environmental protection, intercultural and
minority groups, playing a very active role against racism,
intolerance and violence.
In the framework of its training programmes – addressed to adults,
teachers, headmasters, trainers as well as young people (through the
peer education methodology) – EIP Italia presses many handbooks and
manuals for HRE/EDC.