The University of Kent is set to play a key role in the evolution of work-based learning in the field of peace and conflict studies as a new Erasmus+ project is launched.
As part of an Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships consortium, Kent’s School of Politics and International Relations will work with a team based at leading universities from across Europe to develop the conceptual approach to integrating work placements in peace and conflict programmes as well as practical tools to enhance practice in this area.
The Integration of Work-based Learning in Conflict, Peace and Security Studies (INCOPS) project had its official launch in April 2021 following the successful bid for Erasmus+ funding in 2020 when the UK was still part of the Erasmus programme. The project will be completed by 2023.
Kent’s role in the project will focus on ensuring inclusive practices and will draw on the large pool of expertise in the field of conflict analysis at Kent, concentrated in the Conflict Analysis Research Centre, a leading research centre in the field.
Kent is leading the field with its Joint MA in Peace and Conflict Studies, an exciting international and interdisciplinary two-year programme focusing on violent conflict as well as its prevention and management. It is a unique programme which is jointly offered by the University of Kent and the Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany, who also coordinates the INCOPS project.
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