Education 4 Peace

Acceptance, Compassion, Respect, Behaviour, Emotions, Empathy, Feelings, Understanding, Knowledge, Self-esteem, Tolerance, Positivity, Peace, Determination, Creativity, Empowerment, Integrity, Patience, Happiness, Humor, Trust, Humility, Communication, Concentration, Caring, Openness, Listening

IFOTES Congress 2010 (Austria)

XVIII International IFOTES Congress

in Vienna, Austria, 10 – 14 July 2010

on the theme:

Listening for Peace
- Exploring Alternatives to Violence

IFOTES Congress will take place in Austria for the first time and the venue will be the University of Vienna. Close to the center it offers you the charm of a historic building and modern technology. The magnificent Arcade courtyard provides you with many opportunities to get in contact in a nice atmosphere.

The topic of violence is a challenge. Violence is a social reality and TES-listeners are confronted with this situation every day on the phone, as they assure anonymity and confidentiality, a precondition for callers to talk.

The Congress will explore how we can develop a world in which humans are able to recognise and manage their emotions and needs, and build non-violent relationships.

Professionals from all over the world will bring a wide range of expertise, giving lectures and leading workshops. The Congress panel will include specialists in psychology, sociology and philosophy, as well as in human development and communication.

The Congress will be held in five languages (English, French, German, Italian and Spanish), with simultaneous translation available.

The Congress-Committee is also working on an attractive social and cultural programme for the participants.

Telefonseelsorge Austria and IFOTES look forward to meeting you in Vienna in July 2010!

Mark Milton                                                                        Marlies Matejka
President IFOTES                                                     Telefonseelsorge Österreich