The summer school took place in September 2023 at Refugio in Berlin. It was opened by a one-day conference organised by IPPNW and medico international.
During the summer school we looked at the intersections between health, peace and human rights and asked ourselves: what kind of security can ensure well-being and a good life for all in the 21st century? A feminist and intersectional perspective guided us in seeking solutions.
During the week-long course we learned with and from each other: students and young activists from various countries, fields of studies and social movements came together. We approached the topics through inputs, workshops, small-group discussions, a fish-bowl and a playback theatre performance. The participant’s workshops formed a major part of the programme, focussing on the expertise and topics of interest to the people present at the summer school. Equally important was our process-oriented approach to learning. We believe that strengthening agency and critical connections between people is crucial to overcome the fragmentation effects of violence and to build solidarity. We therefore tried to allow time for reflection, sharing of experiences and also an emotional response to the heavy topics under discussion.
See here for more information on the thematic focus and the programme of this year’s summer school.