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Violence in a "Culture of Violence" -15-28 April, Turkey

This two-week international training on nonviolence is a co-operative effort of the DFG-VK Bildungswek NRW, the Kurve Wustrow training centre, FöGA, and the Izmir War Resisters Association (ISKD). The seminar will comprise of two parts: a nonviolence training in the small town of Foça, near Izmir, dealing with basic techniques of nonviolence and direct action; and a study trip to Izmir itself, looking at the political situation of Turkey and the opportunities for solidarity work between war resisters and pacifists.

The organisers hope to have about 20 participants, half from Europe and half from Turkey. Fees for Europeans will be about DM 1,000 to 1,500 (including travel, accommodation and food) or between DM 300 and 800, travel not included.

Contact: DFG-VK Bildungswerk NRW, Braunschweiger Str. 22, 44145 Dortmund, Germany (+49 231 818032; fax: 818031). Please note: the deadline for registration was 1 March, but space might still be available.

CO in Eastern Europe .and the European Institutions -3-10 May, Belgium

The European Bureau for Conscientious Objection is inviting 10 participants from 10 different Eastern European countries to participate in a seminar aiming at "starting a common eastern European campaign for conscientious objection." Participants will discuss their own situations and meet representatives from western European CO organisations and deputies of the European Parliament, and hear about funding possibilities. Applicants.m.ust be between 18 and 30 years old and have a good command of English. There is a DM 50 participation fee, but all other costs (travel, room and board) are paid by EBCO. Deadline for application: 5 April 1996.

Contact: Florian Gommel, European Bureau for Conscientious Objection, 35 rue Van EIewyck, 1050 Brussels, Belgium (+32 2 64852 20; fax: 640 07 74; email:

International CO Meeting - First half of August, Chad.

The exact dates of the week-long ICOM will be announced, as soon as practical details regarding flights and accommodation are arranged.

To register and order an information packet about Chad, contact Rudi Friedrich or Franz Nadler, Working Group CO in War, Brader-Grimm-Str. 63, 63069 Offenbach, Germany (Ph/fax: +49 69 84 50 16; email:

IFOR's Internationa! Youth Gathering 7-23 August 1996, Sweden

IPOR will hold an international youth gathering entitled "Moving Forward" from 7-23 August in lAelsing?borg, Sweden, bringing together 40 young activists between the ages of 16 to 26. They will participate in a two and a half day nonviolence training and in the IPOR Council, an event held every four years. Young people from established IFOR branches or with other connection to IFOR are welcome to apply. Several partial scholarships should be available.

For more details and fees information, contact Staci Toback, IFOR, Spoorstraat 38, 1815 BK Alkmaar, Netherlands (+31 72-5123014; fax 5151102; email

People's Diplomacy, Non-Violence and Migration -25 Aug-14 Sept., Italy

This course is organised by the International University of People's Institutions for Peace in Rovereto, Italy.

Travel and accommodation costs are covered by IUPIP. Application deadline: 30 April 1996.

lUPIP, Secretary's Office, CIO Fondazione 'Opera Campana dei Caduti', Colle di Mirava lIe, 38068 Rovereto, Trento, Italy (+39 464434412; fax: 434084).