What it is CREARC?

CREARC- Corporation for Analysis, Research, Peace Education and Conflict Resolution
“Together building peace”

I honor the place inside of you where the whole universe resides.
I honor the place where you are in that place inside of
you and I am in that place inside of me, we are one.
Namaste

CREARC - Corporation for Analysis, Research, Peace Education, and Conflict Resolution. (Spanish acronym for Corporación para el Análisis, la Investigación, la Educación para la Paz y la Resolución de Conflictos).

It is a non profit private legal entity, we do peace field investigation, peace education, peace building, fundamental rights, peaceful transformation of conflicts and disputes.

VISION

Social justice based on cooperation, human development, non violence, peaceful coexistence and reconciliation.

MISSION

To participate in the construction of a peace culture through analysis, education and peace investigation.

OBJECTIVES

Some of our objectives are:

* To negotiate and realize social, educative, and community projects.

* To promote analysis and investigation of law, Education theories, Human Rights and Peace,

* To collaborate in the development of alternative methods to solve conflicts.

* To create informal education training events within CREARC work areas.

* To publish the investigation monographs and CREARC project results.

* To lead forums, symposiums, working days, meetings, congresses, conferences, networks etc.

PRINCIPLES

Quality, service, people, attention, self maintenance, opportunity and social responsibility.

VALUES
Some of our values are:

Affirmation, self esteem, confidence, communication, mutual respect, understanding, leadership, cooperation, social projection, creativity, organization, honesty and transparency, commitment, plurality, interdisciplinary work and critical spirit.

Translation: Bonnie Klassen (2003) 
and Alba Luz Arrieta Cabrales (2005)

FOUNDERS 
Carlota Sánchez Mendieta, Carlos Alberto Romero Sánchez, Carlos Alberto Romero Lozano
and Patricia Romero Sánchez
INSTITUTIONAL PROJECTS 

1. CENTER FOR CONCILIATION
Approved by Resolution 597 of 2003

This Project of the Corporation for the Analysis, the Investigation, the Education for Peace and Conflict Resolution, CREARC explores the interaction with the social reality through reconciliation, conciliation, mediation, and other alternative means of conflict resolution.

This is a project of CREARC that seeks to interact with social realities through conciliation and other alternative means to solve tensions.

What we Offer

Services in conciliation and mediation.

Analysis, consulting services, advice, investigation and training in peaceful conflict transformation.

Support for alternative conflict resolution in Colombia and in other countries.

Strengths

- Highly trained personnel qualified in the areas of conciliation and mediation.
- Support from an interdisciplinary team
- Impartiality and clear ethics in the treatment of conflicts.
- The will to seek peaceful solutions
- Efficiency and economy in resolving conflicts
- Honesty and transparency
- Creation of spaces for dialogue
- Conciliation and mediation that humanize the conflict
- Dignity in the lawyer’s profession
- The different parties in the conflict manage the facts and the lawyers manage the legal aspects.

Conciliation 
Conciliation is a mechanism for resolving conflicts through which the people involved themselves create solutions for their differences with the help of a trained neutral third party, called a conciliator.

Request for Conciliation

A document is addressed to the Center for Conciliation CREARC
This document should include:
- the name and home address of the person making the request

- the name and home address of the other parties in the conflict
- the name of the representatives of the parties, if that be the case
- a description of the facts, events and differences that need to be conciliated
- the subject of the conciliation
- the amount
- payment of the audience

Translation: Bonnie Klassen - 2003

2. RESEARCH PEACE CENTRE

The Research Peace Centre is a project of studies and popularization of CREARC.

It analyzes the conflict and its causes, the globalization and its effects, from a multidisciplinary perspective and it also outlines alternatives in the public policies as a form of peaceful transformation of the structural conflict.

It has a work proposal that includes a research projects, publications and a documentation centre.

The Research Peace Centre is a project of studies and popularisation of the Corporation for the Analysis, Research, Education for Peace and Conflict Resolution, CREARC.

We analyze the conflict and their causes, the globalisation system and its effects, development and tendencies, from a multidisciplinary perspective of the investigation for the peace and we seek to outline alternatives in public policies as a form of peaceful transformation of the structural conflict.

Our work proposal includes research projects, a publications and a documentation centre.

AREAS OF WORK

1. RESEARCH PROJECTS
2. PUBLICATIONS
3. DOCUMENTATION CENTRE

RESEARCH PROJECTS

The basic research lines are the following ones:

Conflict Theory
Conflict resolution and peace building
Peace education and peace culture
Gender, Conflict and Peacebuilding
Alternative mechanisms of conflict resolution
Alternative dispute resolution
Multiculturalism and conflict
Resolving conflicts of ethnic groups in Colombia

DOCUMENTATION CENTRE

CREARC has a centre of documentary resources specialized on texts of theory of the conflict, peace building, reconciliation, arbitration, negotiation, transaction, mediation, research for the peace, education for peace, human rights, violence, alternative methods of conflict resolution, and a bibliography on conflict resolution. Most of the texts are in Spanish and some of them are in English or French.

The Documentation Centre is divided in three sections:

* File of Documents:  With literature from different organisms, institutions, and national and international Non Governmental Organizations.

* File of Magazines: With magazines selected thematically.

* Library: 600 volumes, organized in thematic sections.

Public and free access
Call for a previous appointment
No borrow books service

Translation: Alba Luz Arrieta Cabrales - 2005

3. CONSULTATION ON CONFLICT TRANSFORMATION

It is the area of CREARC through which we offer legal services of consultation and representation regarding people and legal status. It also provides consults at psychological and social levels and on conflict transformation.

4. SEMINAR OF EDUCATION FOR PEACE

The Seminar of Education for Peace, CREARC, gathers people coming from different fields of the formal, not formal and informal education. Education for peace, according to our understanding, is a liberating education which encourages social action, peace and justice.


The Seminar enables people with skills to face intolerance, conformism, ethnocentrism and other attitudes that contribute to perpetuate the structural, cultural and direct violence, in a peaceful way.

OBJECTIVES

The specific objectives are to:

* Promote consciousness on the need of practicing Conflict Transformation and the building of a peace culture.

* Raise interest and sensitiveness towards the need of educating on and for the peace, human rights and development.

* Contribute to the formation of educators and multipliers of groups of education on peace.

AIMED AT

The Seminar on Education for Peace CREARC is intended for: students, professionals of any discipline, conciliators in law and in equity and mediators, community leaders, judges, magistrates, solicitors, teachers, governmental and nongovernmental organizations, schools, institutions education and schools, businesses and anyone interested in the proposed themes.

The Seminar on Education for Peace CREARC, works at the headquarters of CREARC with a minimum of three and a maximum of ten people.

At the headquarters of the organizations, communities or firms concerned of seminars with groups of 10 up to 50 people depending on the topic to be developed.

We also do big events on the proposed themes.

METHODOLOGY, AND LINE LEVEL TRAINING SEMINAR FOR PEACE EDUCATION CREARC

The Seminar on Education for Peace CREARC from formal education, popular and community approached from different methodologies (course, seminar, conference - workshop, workshop, video forum, discussion group, meeting, conference forum and others), levels (introductory, Basic and deepening) the following types of training:


A. Conflict Theory
Conflict Theory
Game Theory
Gender and conflict
Social conflict. cultural, ethnic, religious and environmental.
Elements and basic tools for conflict analysis
Management, resolution and peaceful conflict transformation
Communication in conflict transformation
Reconstruction and resolution
Forgiveness and reconciliation


B. Peace research
Art and Peace
Education for peace
Culture of peace
Nonviolence and pacifism
Multiculturalism, gender and peace building


C. Peace research

D. Alternative methods of dispute resolution
Alternative methods of Conflict Resolution (Basic Course)
Alternative methods of Conflict Resolution (Advanced Course)
Alternative methods of Conflict Resolution (Compared Rights)
Alternative methods of Conflict Resolution, Psycho-social and Interdisciplinary aspects
Conciliation and mediation techniques
Jurisprudence and doctrine in conciliation
Negotiation
Transaction
Mediation (family, civil, community, labor and organizational)
Mediation models and techniques
Community Justice: Justices of the Peace and Reconciliation in equity
Self-righteousness: Postmodernism, Law and Legal Pluralism and Peaceful Conflict Resolution Colombian ethnic groups
Restorative justice and victimology
Transitional Justice


E. Human Rights
Introduction and evolution of human rights
Classification of human rights, duties and obligations
Human dignity and human rights
Fundamental Rights
Introduction to economic, social and cultural
International humanitarian law
Mechanisms to protect human rights
Exercising the right of defense

TEACHERS, FACILITATORS AND WORKSHOP

The SEMINAR OF PEACE EDUCATION CREARC has a team of professionals in conciliation, mediation and conflict resolution theory and practice EXPERIENCE thematic lines of the Seminar and / or national and international experts invited by the Seminar on Education for Peace CREARC.

COSTS, TIME AND INTENSITY

Each course, seminar, conference - workshop, workshop or activity programmed by the Seminar on Education for Peace to be disclosed CREARC offers information on current costs and times according to the level and line training.

Refer to Bulletin Board Events:

More information: crearc@gmail.com

Telephone: 2831013, 2830203 and 3153397145

Bogota D.C. - Colombia

Translation: Alba Luz Arrieta Cabrales - 2005

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT

CREARC - Corporation for Analysis, Research, Peace Education and Conflict Resolution
Phone
(0571) 2830203- (0571) 2831013
3153397145

Fax
(0571) 2831013

E- mail
crearc@gmail.com

Web

Bogotá D.C. - Colombia - Suramérica
Translation: Bonnie Klassen (2003) 
and Alba Luz Arrieta Cabrales (2005)