Policy Lab

The primary aims of CELL's Policy Lab are to connect experts, decision-makers and other key stakeholders who work in the fields of conflict and education, and support them in reducing divisive educational content; and to make divisive stereotypes in textbooks a more visible and a higher-priority public issue.

Between 2-4 May 2018, CELL participated in a sub-regional capacity-building workshop on the prevention of violent extremism through education (PVE-E), entitled "Global Citizenship Education for Peaceful Socieities in South-East Europe" in Venice, Italy.

On 24 January 2018, CELL ran a workshop session on "Divisive Stereotypes and Discrimination Within and Beyond the Classroom: The Context of Refugee and Migrant Students." The session was part of the Helping Students in Acceptance (HESTIA) workshop in Maastricht, The Netherlands, which brought tog

CELL connects experts, decision-makers, and stakeholders from a wide range of institutions and sectors, who work in the fields of conflict and education, and who are best placed to create changes in educational content.

On 26 June 2017, CELL presented at, and participated in, a workshop on the "Prevention of Violent Extremism (PVE) through Educational Media: Sharing Good Practices." The Permanent Delegation of Germany to UNESCO organized the workshop in cooperation with the Georg Eckert Institute for Internation

CELL is lobbying for an international agreement to reduce divisive stereotypes in primary and secondary school textbooks - particularly history, geography, social studies, and religion textbooks.

A diverse range of actors work in the intersecting fields of conflict and education, and all have a crucial role to play in reducing divisive stereotypes in textbooks.

On 14 July 2017, CELL convened a roundtable with academics and policymakers entitled, 'Working towards a global agreement to reduce divisive stereotypes in school textbooks,' at the Association for Public Policy and Management (APPAM) International Conference in Brussels.